Dorothy Taubman and the Taubman Approach

Decades ago, Dorothy Taubman’s genius led her to analyze what underlies virtuoso piano playing. The result of that investigation has produced a body of knowledge that can lead to an effortless and brilliant technique. It can also prevent and cure fatigue, pain, and other playing-related injuries.

The Taubman Approach is a groundbreaking analysis of the mostly invisible motions that function underneath a virtuoso technique. The resulting knowledge makes it possible to help pianists overcome technical limitations as well as cure playing-related injuries. It is also the way that tone production and other components of expressive playing can be understood and taught.*

Resolved injuries include: tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dystonia, focal dystonia, and general fatigue and pain. In addition to helping pianists overcome their limitations at the piano, this approach helps non-pianists as well. Instrumentalists such as violinists, violists, cellists, bassists, guitarists, percussionists, and others are now being helped. Non-musicians can also be helped. Typists, writers, knitters, crocheters, and any whose profession demands repetitive use of the finger, hand, and arm can resolve physical issues and overcome fatigue.

Preventing Discomfort or Pain for Pianists featured on​

How the Taubman Approach Leads to Effortless Technique with Brenna Berman featured on the Key Ideas podcast with Leila Viss

The Golandsky Institute

Visit the Golandsky Institute for a wealth of information on the Taubman Approach.