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March 12, 2013
“I went to Edna in September of 2010 at the suggestion of an old friend who is a Juilliard faculty member. She immediately put me at ease and gave me very specific guidance which transformed my playing over the course of the year. I had approached her looking for technical adjustment; I wound up with a deeply transformed relation to my instrument and a revived delight in playing.” ~Dr. Renna Pye, M.D.
“This approach is the first – at least that I’ve heard of – that considers human anatomy and physiology as part of the process of piano playing. My playing has been affected dramatically, and I continually see improvement. Impressive results with the Taubman approach in relieving and preventing injuries and also facilitating greater accomplishment at the piano appears to me to be a gross understatement.” ~Dr. Jerry Titel, M.D.
“One of the revelations of the symposium was the exposure to the benefits of the Taubman approach for other instrumentalists; indeed, it is apparent that avoiding injury at the computer, or with any repetitive stress, can be maximized by applying the Taubman principles! As a physician, it is clear that this approach emphasizes the soundest of principles related to movement, and with proper movement, musical expressivity can be expanded to its optimal potential.” ~Dr. Stanley Rockson, M.D., Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University School of Medicine
“Attending the Institute’s Summer Symposium, I discovered that a lot of people came because they were injured. As a doctor, this was very interesting to me. Until discovering the Taubman approach, I had never come across a physical therapist or occupational therapist for pianists. This work is a kind of physical therapy, because the focus is on correct alignment and healthy, coordinate movements that will not hurt you.” ~Dr. Karin Boisvert, M.D.
“Now, I’m not a motion specialist, hand specialist or pianist, but I am a physician with a strong scientific background in research and it makes perfect sense to me that any repetitive and demanding motions which can be effected with putting the least if any stress into those motions and still get the job done with even greater efficiency, is something of great value and importance. This appears to exactly be the case using the Taubman approach to piano playing with a properly certified teacher at the helm.” ~Dr. Leo Gorelkin, M.D.
“The current study evaluates the Taubman Approach to piano technique, which in terms of its approach to CTDs (cumulative trauma disorders) is effectively a movement retraining approach. Mrs. Taubman developed her approach in order to help pianists play with more virtuosity by developing a coordinate technique; however, it became evident that a coordinate technique also can prevent or lead to reversal of injury. Documentation of the efficacy of the Taubman Approach could represent a major breakthrough in the as yet unsuccessful effort to lower the incidence of CTD.” ~Dr. William A. Pereira, excerpt from a 1995 federally-funded study