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The Taubman Approach: Path to a Healthy, Fluent Technique

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For many years, virtuosic piano playing had been the domain of the "talented" and "privileged." Healthy playing without pain was seen as an enigma rather than a standard. However, Dorothy Taubman did not accept that.  After years of painstaking investigation, research and personal experience, she developed a method that would create a biomechanically sound piano technique that was not only virtuosic, but healthy. The Taubman Appproach educates pianists with physical training using the alignments and movements that are both efficient and healthy. It also explains how to coordinate these alignments and movements to produce elements of fine musical performance Our guest today is Robert Durso, master Taubman Approach teacher and co-founder of the Golandsky Institute. 

Robert Durso attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, obtained his BA in Music from Indiana University, and received his MA in Music from Temple University. He has performed extensively, including appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall, the Toronto Music Festival, Temple University, the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Mr. Durso has worked with Edna Golandsky and Dorothy Taubman since 1983.