As a freshman entering the Eastman School of Music, it is essential for me to play without pain or tension. My week at the Golandsky institute helped me to accomplish that. I learned the basic elements that make up an efficient and virtuoso technique, and, with the professional guidance of Edna Golandsky and the compassionate faculty members, I was able to master many important fundamental aspects of technique that enhanced not only my coordination but my musicality as well. I am now pain-free and able to concentrate more on making music than on surviving a practice session. I am grateful to Dorothy Taubman for her work and to Edna Golandsky for presenting this information in a week-long seminar. Through Edna Golandsky and Mrs. Taubman’s work, I have found answers to the questions I have lived with ever since I began my career in music.