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Temple University is the official home of
The Dorothy Taubman Seminar in the United States

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar was founded in May 2003. The Co-Directors are Maria del Pico Taylor and Sondra Tammam. The Co-Founders Maria del Pico Taylor, Sondra Tammam, Father Paul Maillet and the late Eleanor Hancock developed the Seminar as an event to offer "hands on" training as well as Master Classes with Dorothy Taubman.

The mission of this seminar is to teach the principles of The Taubman Approach under the guidance of Dorothy Taubman, Visiting Professor of Piano at Temple University, and celebrated innovator of revolutionary concepts and principles in the art of piano playing. The seminar is the only one of its kind sanctioned by Dorothy Taubman. The wealth of her ever growing research, both in piano technique and on interpretation of the musical score is presented to the public at seminars and workshops internationally by the faculty.

The 2016 Dorothy Taubman Seminar
at Temple University
will be held
May 23-28, 2016

We are proud to welcome four distinguished guest artists to the Seminar 2016. Our Master Classes will be given by:

Yoheved Kaplinsky - Chairman of the Keyboard Department and the Preparatory Division at the Juilliard School in New York City, Professor at the former Taubman Institute of Piano, International Performer and Clinician

Daniel Epstein - Professor of Piano at the Manhattan School of Music and at Rutgers University, Founder of the award winning Raphael Trio, Studied with Dorothy Taubman, International Performer, Recording Artist and Guest Clinician

Gail Berenson - Professor of Piano at Ohio State University, former President of MTNA, recognized authority on Music Medicine, sought-after clinician for all major national/international music organizations, Gala Recital Guest Artist

Ian Hobson - Professor of Piano at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Recitals and performances with major orchestras worldwide, recorded complete works of Chopin, Brahms and others

Our very special event will be: “Validity of the Taubman Technique for the prevention and cure of piano related injuries and for the development of virtuosity.”

The presenters are: Maria del Pico Taylor, Maria Hubler, Dr. Ron Feinberg, Physical Therapist and Dr. Anthony Bazzan physician from the Center for Integrative Medicine at Jefferson Hospital.

Completed Events

August 6, 2015

Maria Botelho Hubler gave a Master Class as a guest master teacher for the Temple University Preparatory Division, Temple University for their second summer Suzuki Institute. In 2014 Ms. Botelho Hubler performed as a guest artist with "Orquestra Sinfonica de Americana", SP, Brazil, playing L. van Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor for piano and orchestra. She has a standing invitation to return to perform with the above mentioned Orchestra in the near future.

June 30, 2015

Maria Botelho Hubler presented a lecture about the Taubman Approach in Novi Sad, Serbia, for the seventh World Piano Conference.

May 18-23, 2015

The Taubman Seminar 2015 is full of surprises!

Dear Friends of the Taubman Seminar:

A very exciting development for The Taubman Seminar 2015 will be the participation of three outstanding international guest artists: Michael Gurt, Angelin Chang and Sheila Paige. (Read More...)

2015 Participating Faculty

Maria del Pico Taylor Maria Botelho Hubler Angelin Chang
Maria del Pico Taylor Maria Botelho Hubler Angelin Chang

2015 Presenters

Michael Gurt Maria Taylor Sheila Paige
Michael Gurt Maria del Pico Taylor Sheila Paige

The Right Sound
at the Right Time

Conversations with a
Medical Doctor and an
Alexander Technique
Specialist about the
Taubman Work
Music and the Brain

2015 Guest Artists

Michael Gurt Jonathan Feldman Daniel Epstein
Michael Gurt Jonathan Feldman Daniel Epstein

Gala Concert

Master Class

Master Class

Pre-registration is required for the Taubman seminar. Please use the following URL to pre-register: Your official acceptance will be mailed within 48 hours. Note that this does not reserve a spot. When you receive your acceptance you must register. Please follow the process described at the bottom of the pre-registration web page to complete your registration.

Registration is limited to 24 students. Registration is neither final nor complete until full payment is received. Only a fully paid registration guarantees you a spot in the Seminar. All fees, including the registration fee are due upon registration and are non-refundable. There is a $50 late registration fee for any payments received after April 27, 2015. Due to the tremendous interest in this work, we recommend that you register ASAP.

COST: Registration - $45 Tuition - $595 Observer - $195 Class Notes - $15 All fees are non-refundable

Accommodations are available at Morgan Hall, the new 17-story high rise on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore, ½ block from Rock Hall. Apartments have 2 to 4 bedrooms, kitchenette, private bathroom, and air conditioning. Cost of single occupancy for six nights (5/17 - 5/23) is $337 and cost of double occupancy is $301.

This is a University Course and can be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit. Full 6 days attendance is required. For more information and to register for credit, contact Dean David Brown at 215 204-8392. Registration deadline is April 27, 2015.

To preregister, you must create a DestinyOne Account. Please navigate to

On this site, click Login in the upper right corner, and click Student Login. From there, on the right side of the page, click Create a free account . Use this page to complete your student profile.

After doing so, you will receive an email with a temporary password. You can use this to login.

After logging in, you can click My Profile on the left side of the page. Then, you can scroll down to Group Affiliations. This is the section to add the group code. Once added scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Save.

You are now ready to Register for your course.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at destiny1@temple.ed or by phone at 215-204-4866.

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For more information please contact Professor Maria del Pico Taylor at or

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

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors


2015 Seminar Brochure

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