The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium 10th year anniversary, coming up at Princeton University this July!


We are very excited about celebrating our 10th Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium at Princeton this year, with special and inspiring programs.

The Golandsky Institute has been an incredible success, attracting pianists and other instrumentalists from all over the US and the world. Whatever their level and aspirations, whether students, professional performers, teachers, or passionate amateurs, attendees have found that the Golandsky Institute offers the kind of programs that are tailored to their needs. Many participants  come to improve their playing,  others have  unanswered questions, unresolved problems, or playing-related injuries.  Often, musicians are in the midst of an active performing career, and need the practical solutions which will allow them to  continue playing.  Many  experience dramatic transformations over the eight-day Symposium, and acquire an incredible amount of knowledge which is why so many return year after year.  These results are due to the highly trained faculty who continue to learn and expand their knowledge.
When I decided to found the Golandsky Institute in 2003,  my  vision depended from the beginning on the invaluable partnership of John Bloomfield, Robert Durso, and Mary Moran (shown in accompanying pictures).  Our relationship started many years ago, when they came to me as students. Through their talents, intelligence, hard work and dedication to the learning and development of the Taubman Approach, they became experts and masterful pianists and teachers in this work, and are now in great demand. That, combined with their warmth, kindness,  generous  natures and our ability to work together so well, made them natural partners.
The founding, development and accomplishments of the Golandsky Institute has been remarkable, and could not have happened without John, Robert, Mary, and the many others who have contributed so much along the way.  We look forward to continued growth and exciting developments in the future. Hope you will join us in July this year, for this unmissable 10th anniversary.
Celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Golandsky Institute
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About golandsky
Edna Golandsky is the leading exponent of the Taubman Approach. She has earned wide acclaim throughout the United States and abroad for her extraordinary ability to solve technical problems and for her penetrating musical insight. She received both her bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the Juilliard School, following which she continued her studies with Dorothy Taubman. Performers and students from around the world come to study, coach, and consult with Ms. Golandsky. A pedagogue of international renown, she has a long-established reputation for the expert diagnosis and treatment of problems such as fatigue, pain, and serious injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, focal dystonia, thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis and golfer’s elbow, and ganglia. She has been a featured speaker at many music medicine conferences. She is also an adjunct professor of piano at the City University of New York (CUNY). Ms. Golandsky has lectured and conducted master classes at some of the most prestigious music institutions in the United States, including the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory. Internationally, she has given seminars in Canada, Holland, Israel, Korea, Panama, and Turkey. In 2001 she was a guest lecturer at the European Piano Teachers’ Association in Oxford, England, and in July 2003 she conducted a symposium in Lecce, Italy. In August 2010, she gave a master class and judged in a piano competition at the Chatauqua Festival. She was a guest presenter at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in 2003 and 2009 and was engaged to return in October 2010. In 2011 she was a guest presenter at the Music Teachers National Association in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Piano Teachers Congress of New York; and the Music Teachers Association of California. She gave week-long workshops at the Panama Jazz Festival at 2009 and 2010 and will return in 2012. For the past three years, Ms. Golandsky and violinist Sophie Till have been working on a detailed application of the Taubman principles for string players. An instructional book about beginning lessons in the Taubman Approach for violinists is slated to come out in the future. Ms. Golandsky’s application of the work for computer users has resulted in Healthy Typing, an instructional DVD. Edna Golandsky is the person with whom Dorothy Taubman worked most closely. In 1976 Ms. Golandsky conceived the idea of establishing an Institute where people could come together during the summer and pursue an intensive investigation of the Taubman Approach. She encouraged Mrs. Taubman to establish the Taubman Institute, which they ran together as co-founders. Mrs. Taubman was executive director and Ms. Golandsky served as artistic director. Almost from the beginning, Mrs. Taubman entrusted Ms. Golandsky with the planning and programming of the annual summer session. She gave daily lectures on the Taubman Approach and later conducted master classes as well. As the face of the Taubman Approach, Ms. Golandsky discusses each of its elements in a ten-volume video series. Mrs. Taubman has written, “I consider her the leading authority on the Taubman Approach to instrumental playing.”

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