“… The Taubman Principles of ‘coordinate movement’ are strong and direct but also deep and subtle. The miracle of Dorothy Taubman’s system, says composer/pianist Yehudi Wyne ‘is that it presented a solution to every problem.’ ’’
-Richard Dyer, music critic. The Boston Globe
"I am a recent graduate of Temple University. I’m new to the Taubman Approach. This has been a wonderful week for me. I particularly respect how you’ve elevated the level of teaching and pedagogy where you don’t need to guess or just make on the whim decisions about solving technique problems. There’s a strategy. There’s theory. There’s everything. Thank you!"
"The gifts of healing and artistry that you have so generously shared will always be guiding lights in my teaching and performance."
--Angelin Chang, Grammy Award Winner
"While the work of Dorothy Taubman has become well-known in recent years, it has sometimes been misinterpreted and misunderstood. This seminar provides an opportunity for teachers and performers to become better acquainted with Mrs. Taubman’s methods. The faculty members, all former Taubman students, have devoted many years to the study and dissemination of her ideas. Participation in the seminar has been not only informative, but a pleasure and a privilege as well."
Paul Garvey Manship Distinguished Professor of Piano,
Louisiana State University
"One of the highlights of my year is the annual Taubman Seminar at Temle University. I eagerly look forward to engaging with a wonderfully talened group of piano students. There is always lively and stimulating discussion with students, teachers and other Seminar faculty members. The Taubman Seminar serves an invaluable service in propagating and furthering the work of Dorothy Taubman, one of the most revolutionary piano pedagogues of all time."
Professor of Piano, Manhattan School of Music and
"We really can’t thank you enough for what you did for us pianistically and musically, making it possible for us to succeed in our field."
Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University
"She has given me new life as a pianist through her groundbreaking discoveries in the beautiful world of bodily coordination in “delicious” motion at the keyboard."
--Father Paul Maillet
Co-Founder of The Dorothy Taubman Seminar and Concert Artist
"Taubman’s approach brings the music to life in the most glowing colors, yet always emanating on the deepest level from the structure of the music itself."
--Shulamit Ran, Pulitzer Prize Composer/Pianist
"You, Mrs. Taubman have altered the world around you, and indeed, made your imprint on the face of this globe."
--Nina Scolnik Professor of Piano,
University of California Irvine
"Besides the invaluable technical advice she imparted, Dorothy also gave us an attitude towards music-making, and yes, life itself."
Professor of Piano, Oberlin College
"A straightforward yet subtle approach to piano technique that provides all of the instrumental tools the pianist needs to express his or her artistic vision. Knowing her and working with her changed forever the way I look at a piece of music."
--Nina Tichman, Recording Artist
"I came from a technique emphasizing individual and isolated finger strength. This, I was taught, would grant me the perfect touch to make scales sound like strings of pearls, and the agility and strength to execute any difficult passage.
Little did I know that I was slowly pushing my body to its breaking point. I had two academic passions, piano and chemistry, both of which I had planned to study in college. It was the eleventh grade and I was furiously preparing for upcoming auditions when I developed tendonitis in both hands and wrists.
This was how I arrived at my first Dorothy Taubman Seminar at Temple University. It was here where I met some of the most wonderful people in my life, and also found my dearest Professor Maria del Pico Taylor. In that one week, my eyes were opened to the groundbreaking discoveries of Dorothy Taubman’s lifelong work, and I could not fathom why every pianist in this world had not heard of her.
I am fortunate to be able to count among my teachers some of the finest of these first-generation students, Maria del Pico Taylor, Maria Hubler, and Dr. Angelin Chang, without whose wisdom and steady encouragement I could not have come this far. "
--Jeanette H. Qian