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
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
Exploring the AMEB 2019 Technical exercises through the lens of the Taubman Approach for comfort, ease and smoothness: Book 1
Exploring the AMEB 2019 Technical exercises through the lens of the Taubman Approach for comfort, ease and smoothness: Book 2
Healthy typing and devise use (practical session): 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.
In and Out
Secure and reliable leaps
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
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!