Lectures

Available Lectures on the Taubman Approach:

Behind ten equally strong fingers.

Building a fluid technique: (including crossing over the thumb, 3rds, 6ths, and preparing for arpeggios with broken chords from AMEB Gr 1, 2 and 3 requirements).

Deconstructing the Literature:

    Australian compositions for Prelim – Gr 1 from the AMEB syllabus.

    Australian compositions from beginner to early intermediate from the ANZCA syllabus.

   Establishing strong foundations: Prelim to Gr 2.

   Intermediate: Stepping stones to advanced repertoire.

   Mozart Rondo in D: KV 485

Deconstructing Advanced Literature:

   Bach Prelude in D major

   Beethoven: Waldstein Sonata

   Brahms Rhapsody Op. 79 no 1 and no 2

   Chopin Etude Op. 25 no 2

   Chopin “Butterfly” etude

   Chopin Fantasie Impromptu

   Debussy: Suite Bergamasque

   Haydn Sonata in Eb major

   Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets

  Schubert: Impromptus

  And many more

Dystonia: A case study in reassembling a broken technique. The highlights, learnings, and progress of a high-level pianist’s journey from dystonia back to functional playing through retraining in the Taubman Approach, interspersed with video footage.

Enslavement to Notation

Healthy typing and device use: Including laptops, mouse, phone, tablet, scissors, chopsticks – bring anything!

Introduction to teaching the Taubman Approach to beginners: A brief overview of the principles and benefits of the Taubman Approach, with 10 practical Take Home Tips to incorporate into your teaching, playing, even computer and device use!

Introduction to the Taubman Approach to piano technique: Basic principles and benefits.

Learning and teaching a natural technique.

Playing smarter, not harder.

Problem solving those passages that trip you up! Perhaps leaps you make you nervous, or that run is still unreliable no matter how much you practice. Maybe you experience fatigue, tension or pain. Bring your questions and excerpts along that you or your students experience to this hands-on session.

Rotation: What it is, and what it isn’t.

Scales and arpeggios: The most popular lecture ever.

Taubman for jazz players: Taking apart transcriptions / stride bass / diminished and dominant 7ths, arpeggios, feedback on improvising.

Taubman Fundamentals:

    In and Out

   Octaves

   Secure and reliable leaps

   Shaping

The psychology of the editor: Evaluating hidden agendas behind fingering choices.

The Taubman Approach: What it is, and what it isn’t.

The Well-Meaning Clavier Teacher

Underneath Legato.

What to do with that hand? Common issues in teaching.

If there’s another topic you’d like to have presented at your piano teachers’ group, MTA, or state pedagogy conference, get in touch!

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