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May 19 - 24, 2014

2014 Dorothy Taubman Seminar

2014 Group Picture


2014 Group Picture

Participants at the wonderful session of the Dorothy Taubman Seminar
Temple University
May 2014



The Dorothy Taubman Seminar 2014 at Temple University is ready!!!
Registrations are coming in very fast and we are almost full.
Please click on the brochure and on the pre-registration form
for further information.

Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

2014 Seminar Pre-Registration Form

2014 Seminar Brochure

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       



June 3 - 8, 2013

2013 Seminar Poster


This year Temple University is the home of The Taubman Seminar. In celebration of this momentous occasion, four exciting new events featuring outstanding guest artists are scheduled:

The Taubman Approach Using Disklavier Technology

Taubman Seminar 2013 introduces Dr. Angelin Chang as a special guest faculty member using Disklavier® technology with the Bösendorfer piano and video synchronization, you will be able to play back your performance directly from the piano. This audio and visual media will afford you to appreciate how your motion affects sound and how effectively the Taubman Approach improves your piano playing.

Hands-on performance and pedagogical use of technical applications will be demonstrated. Bring your most challenging technical excerpts to this session. Those new to the Taubman Approach are most welcome.

The Art and Science of Piano Pedaling

This session is presented by Dr. Charles Abramovic, Interim Chairman of the Keyboard Studies Department at Temple University. He will be presenting a session on the proper use and form of piano pedaling and on how it interacts with the Taubman approach.

The Piano as a Machine: What Pianists Need to Know

Richard Galassini is an active performer, and co-owner of the Cunningham Piano Company. He will present a session on the mechanics of the piano and what is important for pianists to be able to perform better.

Piano Recital

João Paulo Casarotti, a Brazilian pianist and pedagogue,will present a piano recital to comemorate the Taubman approach in modern piano recitals.

To make your reservation, kindly complete the form below.

2013 Seminar Reservation Form (includes fee and registration information)

2013 Seminar Brochure

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       



Saturday April 6, 2013

Leschetizky Association Concerto Competition Finals

Sondra Tammam - Judge

Klavierhaus
211 West 58 Street
New York City, New York


America’s foremost piano pedagogue
passes away at the age of 95

August 16, 1917 – April 3, 2013

Dorothy Taubman was the founder and director of the Taubman Institute and developed what became known as the internationally famous “Taubman Approach" to piano playing. "Playing the piano should feel delicious", said Dorothy Taubman. "The body is capable of fulfilling all pianistic demands without a violation of its nature if the most efficient ways are used; pain, insecurity, and lack of technical control are symptoms of incoordination rather than a lack of practice, intelligence, or talent", Mrs. Taubman concluded. For many years, Taubman directed the Dorothy Taubman Institute of Piano at Amherst College and Williams College in Massachusetts and was a former professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music and at Temple University.

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director of the Taubman Seminars, met Dorothy Taubman in 1976 at the inaugural Dorothy Taubman Institute of Piano hosted by the Institute for Man and Science in Rensselaerville, NY. Maria said, “I fell in love with her right away, with her spirit, her contagious love of music and life, her warmth, her sense of humor, and of course, her genius. She was truly unique in every way. I came back home convinced that we needed to bring the Taubman Approach to Philadelphia and to Temple University and we did. The rest is history as she eventually became a Visiting Professor of Piano at our school, and Temple is now the home of the Taubman Seminar."

We worked together ever since but, in the process, she also became my dearest friend, my inspiration, my musical Mom. She was an incredible but unassuming pianistic genius whose enormous contribution to music will bless the music profession for years to come. Regarding piano technique, she was the ultimate problem solver, always finding pianistic solutions based on profound knowledge. Her artistry and musicianship were also of the highest caliber. Thank you, Mrs. Taubman, for sharing your love and your knowledge with us and with our students. You will be deeply missed and you will live in our hearts forever...

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director of the Taubman Seminars recalls that Dorothy Taubman had the unique ability to merge the intellectual and spiritual with the “how to” in playing the piano. Dorothy knew that her talent was to research and explore. She also knew that she was a maverick and chuckled when I told her! Her innovative concepts will continue to enable pianists to find answers. She inspired me to hear music in a totally different way. So often she would say that she worked to solve technical problems to create beautiful music. I know her legacy will live on. Her passion for her work will inspire pianists for generations to come. Mrs. Taubman was an inspiration to all of those who knew her. I was so fortunate to have her as my mentor, teacher, and friend for over 30 years. Thank you, Dorothy, for all you have given me. You will be greatly missed.

A tribute to Dorothy Taubman who truly transforms the pianists approach to performance and pedagogy ... MORE

Fade Away

Sunday March 24, 2013

New Jersey Music Teacher's Association (NJMTA)
Spring Piano Auditions

Maria Hubler - Judge

Westminster Conservatory
Princeton, New Jersey


Sunday March 24, 2013

World Piano Competition

Maria del Pico Taylor, Judge

The Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


March 14, 2013

NJ Teen Arts Festival

Sondra Tammam - Judge

Union College, New Jersey


Sunday March 10, 2013

New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA)

Maria del Pico Taylor - Judge

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey


February 24, 2013

New Jersey Music Teacher's Association (NJMTA)
Spring Piano Festival

Maria Hubler - Judge

Westminster Conservatory
Princeton, New Jersey


February 10, 2013

Music Fest Competition

Sondra Tammam - Judge

Carnegie Weill Hall at Westminster Choir College
Rider University
Princeton, New Jersey


January 2013

Georgia State Convention

An Introduction to the Taubman Technique
What Creates the Spanish Sound
Master Classes

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar
Convention Clinician


December 8, 2012

Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association (PVMTA) Masterclass

Sondra Tammam

Christ Church
400 Ramapo Avenue
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey


December 2, 2012

Suburban Music Study Club Scholarship Competition

Sondra Tammam - Judge

Chatham, New Jersey


November 8 - 11, 2012

VMTA Conference

Introducing a Child to the Taubman Approach
Maria Botelho Hubler

Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia


October 12, 2012

Shore Music Educators Association (SMEA)
A Hands-on Motivating Workshop on the Taubman Approach

Sondra Tammam - Co-Director Taubman Seminar


September 18, 2012

South Jersey Music Teachers Association (SJMTA)

Taubman Made Easy

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


August 6 - 9, 2012

Taubman Seminar, Part 4

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar
Maria Hubler, Seminar Associate

Universidade Estaduale
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil


July 23 - 30, 2012

World Piano Festival

Frédéric Chopin and Enrique Granados: Styles in Comparison

The Taubman Technique
Maria del Pico Taylor

Novi Sad, Serbia


May 21 - May 26, 2012

2012 Seminar Poster

Seminar Brochure (includes fee and registration information)

Maps and Directions

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       



April 2012

Summit Symphony Concerto Competition
James Sadewhite, Conductor

Sondra Tammam - Judge


March 15, 2012

NJ Teen Arts Festival

Sondra Tammam - Adjudicator

Union College, New Jersey


February 18, 2012

"A Taubman Day"

Professor Maria del Pico Taylor will lecture on the Taubman Technique,
conduct master classes and
adjudicate the student's piano competition.

Truman University
Kirksville, Missouri

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


February 16, 2012

5th Anniversary

It is very exciting and satisfying to see dreams come true! ... MORE


August 2011

Taubman Seminar, Part 3

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar
Maria Hubler, Seminar Associate

Universidade Estaduale
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil


June 10-12, 2011

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (PMTA) Convention

Two lectures to be given by

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar
Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar

Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania


June 2011

European Piano Teachers Association
(EPTA)

The Taubman Approach
Maria del Pico Taylor

Novi Sad, Serbia


May 24 - June 8, 2011

The Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University

Proudly Hosts A New Intensive

"Hands-On" Six Sessions Course

Teaching the Latest Insights of an Ever Growing Innovator

Open to performers, teachers, and piano students

May 24, 25, 31 and June 1, 7, 8, 2011

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

Seminar Directors

Maria del Pico Taylor and Sondra Tammam
Founding Co-Directors

and

Maria Botelho Hubler
Seminar Associate

Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Seminar Brochure (includes fee and registration information)

Maps and Directions

 

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       



April 25, 2011

Monday at 1:00 pm

Introduction to Dorothy Taubman's Approach at the Keyboard

Montclair State University
Cali School of Music Building
Montclair, New Jersey

Sondra Tammam, Guest Lecturer


April 18, 2011

Monday at 10:00 - 12:00 noon

An Introduction to the Taubman Technique

Temple University
College of Music, Rock Hall Studio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


March 18, 2011

NJTeen Arts Festival

Sondra Tammam - Adjudicator

Union College, New Jersey


February 13, 2011

Music Fest Competition

Sondra Tammam - Adjudicator

Carnegie Weill Hall at Westminster Choir College
Rider University
Princeton, New Jersey


November 18 - 21, 2010

Latin American International Piano Conference

The Piano Music of Alberto Ginastera, Master Classes
Maria del Pico Taylor

Buenos Aires, Argentina


October 8, 2010

Friday at 9:30 am

Sondra Tammam presents:

"Scarlatti Sonatas - Shaping and the Blueprint to Memory" Workshop
The Schubert Club

Steinway of Westport
Westport, Connecticut

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


October 4, 2010

Monday at 10:45 am

Sondra Tammam presents:

"Grouping and Shaping Concepts" Workshop


Johnson Public Library Auditorium

Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


August 26 - 31, 2010

European Piano Teachers Association
(EPTA)

The Spanish Idiom and Taubman Principles To Assist Interpretation
Maria del Pico Taylor, Visiting Professor

Novi Sad, Serbia


August 13 - 19, 2010

Taubman Seminar, Part 2

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar
Maria Hubler, Visiting Professor

Universidade Estaduale
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil


June 13, 2010

Philadelphia Music Teachers Association (PMTA)
State Conference

The Taubman Approach, Part 2
Maria del Pico Taylor, Clinician

Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania


May 25-June 9, 2010

The Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University

Proudly Sponsors

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar

Six "Hands-On" Intensive Morning Sessions

Teaching the Latest Insights

of an Ever Growing Innovator

Open to performers, teachers, and students of piano

May 25-26, June 1-2, June 8-9 2010

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

 

Seminar Directors

Maria del Pico Taylor and Sondra Tammam
Founding Co-Directors

and

Maria Botelho Hubler
Seminar Associate

Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Seminar Brochure (includes fee and registration information)

Maps and Directions

 

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       


December 6, 2009

January 17, February 7, February 28, April 18, May 16, 2010

2:30 to 5:30

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar at Temple University

Available for graduate credit

Registrations are completed for this semester

 For information about the summer session please contact

The Taubman Seminar
Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Attention: Piano Department
(215)204-7388


April 1, 2010

Piano Teachers Congress of NYC-Presentation

Steinway Hall
New York City, New York

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


January 17, 2010

NYC Crescendo Festival

Students in Concert
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
New York City, New York

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


January 11, 2010

World of Music Forum - Workshop

Summit, New Jersey

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


November 2009, January & April 2010

Three Workshops on the Taubman Approach
for
"World of Music Piano Connection"

Springfield, New Jersey

by Sondra Tammam


November 29, 2009

Adjudicator for the Suburban Music Competition

Madison, New Jersey

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


November 8, 2009

Adjudicator for NJMTA Young Musicians Competition

Westminster Choir College, Princeton Hall
Princeton, New Jersey

Maria del Pico Taylor, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


May 4, 2009

A One Day Workshop on Solving Problems for Beginner Students
Solutions for Tone and Velocity

Monday, May 4, 2009
10:30-11:45 am
Free with lunch following, compliments of Steinway & Sons
R.S.V.P. is required due to limited seating
Contact: John Weis (201)261-8877

Steinway Piano Gallery
455 Route 17 South
Paramus, New Jersey 07952


For more information, please contact

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


(908)233-6667


April 21, 2009

Master Class Series

Maria del Pico Taylor and Sondra Tammam
Taubman Seminar Directors

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia


February 22, 2009

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association
Northern Delaware Chapter

Maria del Pico Taylor and Sondra Tammam
Taubman Seminar Directors


November 23, 2008

Introducing Taubman Technique to Children - Using Suzuki and Traditional Repertoire

Artistry through the Ages

New Jersey Music Teachers Association
Rider University, Bart Luedeke Center Theater
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Maria Botelho Hubler, Seminar Associate



November 9, 2008

Introducing Taubman Technique to Children - Using Suzuki and Traditional Repertoire

Maria Botelho Hubler, Seminar Associate

and

Ernst Mahle's Musical Legacy in Brazil And His Pedagogical Works For Piano

João Paulo Casarotti, Seminar Assistant

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association

Annual Conference

Mansfield University
Mansfield, Pennsylvania


September 7, 2008

A One Day Workshop on the Taubman Approach
with emphasis on
Children's Pedagogy and Private Lessons

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dartmouth College
Hopkins Center, Faulkner Recital Hall
Hanover, New Hampshire

For more information and fees, please contact

Sondra Tammam, Co-Director Taubman Seminar


(908)233-6667