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Dorothy Taubman, evolution or revolution? A naturalistic approach to piano.

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Dorothy Taubman(1917-2013), evolution or revolution? A one day virtual panoramic view of her outstanding piano pedagogy!!

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About Dorothy Taubman (1917-2013) https://www.taubmanseminar.com/about

"The body is capable of fulfilling all pianistic demands without a violation of its nature if the most efficient ways are used; pain, insecurity, lack of technical control are symptoms of in-coordination rather than the lack of practice, intelligence or talent."— Dorothy Taubman

Pianists! We are very excited to invite you to be a part of a virtual day with Dorothy Taubman, presented by the faculty of the Taubman Seminar at Temple University since 2008. https://www.taubmanseminar.com

This is your chance to participate in learning the basics or to refresh what you've already learned without the expense and time involved with travel and accommodations.

A variety of presentations by our staff instructors as well as guest presenters will expand your knowledge and insights on the work of this Pedagogue.

  • Lectures
  • Technique Clinics
  • Mini Master Classes
  • Demonstrations by faculty and students
  • Round table Discussions
  • Performances + SPECIAL EVENT ** Guest Artist listed below

Registered Students will receive necessary handouts and a link to Dr. Chang's "Rapid Results Master Class" where you can submit your problem passages for presentation at the class prior to the event as well as a link to replay the event when it is available after its completion.


9:00 Prof. Maria Del Pico Taylor, Basic Principles of Rotation and In and Out, illustrated by teacher and students.

10:00 Maria Botelho Hubler, Basic Principles of Walking Arm and Shaping with examples. Anatomy of the arm.

11:00 Dr. Silvanio Reis, Baroque Ornamentation.

12:00 to 2:00- Lunch break

2:00 Round Table discussion with the Taubman Seminar Faculty

3:00 Dr. Angelin Chang, Grammy for best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra, will present a Master Class(registrants are invited to participate-link given after paid registration).

After the Masterclass, we are Honored to have Prof. Michael Gurt, international artist and First Prize winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, to perform a mini recital.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!!

Prof. Maria Taylor

Maria Hubler

Dr. Silvanio Reis

Dr. Angelin Chang

Many thanks to Cunningham Piano for their support and sponsorship https://www.cunninghampiano.com

**SPECIAL EVENT FINALE Guest Artist, Michael Gurt will play selections by Scarlatti, Villa-Lobos, and Medtner. He is Professor and Keyboard Division Chair at Louisiana State University. He obtained his BM degree from the University of Michigan School of Music with graduate studies at The Juilliard School. In 1982, Mr. Gurt won First Prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and since then has won prizes in various international competitions.


Beth Levin, American Classical Pianist:

"My time as a student of Dorothy Taubman taught me concepts of the piano, artistry, technique and life. Dorothy was a brilliant human being- larger-than-life- who gave us all of her knowledge with grace, humanity and humor. I work everyday with the ideas she shared and I am eternally grateful."

Fr. Paul Maillet

"Mrs. Taubman changed my life! I am able to continue to play piano concerts in addition to my full life as a priest and professor only because I was blessed to learn her approach in my decade plus of working with her. I thank God for her amazing work and legacy every day. "

Faculty Bios

Maria Taylor-Seminar Director Professor of Piano at Temple University in Philadelphia. Appointed to the faculty of the Dorothy Taubman Institute of Piano at Amherst College in 1990. Received "Teacher of the Year" in 1994 by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (PMTA)and in 2008 Founded the Taubman Seminars at Temple University. A student of Dorothy Taubman from 1976 until her death in 2013 Maria has also been a presenter of the Taubman Technique and performer of Hispanic piano music in Europe, USA, Hawaii and South America.

Maria Botelho Hubler-Seminar Assistant Director Pianist, piano teacher and lecturer. M.M. from Temple University, under Prof. Maria del Pico Taylor, with a full scholarship from the Brazilian Government. She has lectured on the Taubman Approach in the USA, Brazil and Serbia. Recipient of the Genia Robinor Award for Teaching Excellence and the Allison R, and Maria E. Drake Pedagogy Award for Excellence in Ensemble Teaching.

Silvanio Reis-Seminar Faculty, Executive Assistant Concert pianist, a chamber musician, piano clinician and teacher based in Philadelphia. Dr. Reis holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, a Professional Studies Certificate and Master’s degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy from Temple University. He enjoys performing and researching early music and music practice as well as historical keyboard repertoire.

Angelin Chang-Seminar Faculty America's first female GRAMMY® Award winning classical pianist and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Chang earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody Institute. She is head of keyboard studies and a professor of piano at Cleveland State University. Through her work with the Taubman Approach and Seminars in New York, Dr. Chang helps pianists develop virtuosity while liberating them from fatigue, pain and injury.

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