2020 Golandsky Institute Berkeley Seminar

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Join us for an immersive learning experience.

The Golandsky Institute's Berkeley Seminar Online offers lectures, demonstrations, masterclasses, and observed lessons to expand your skills and knowledge of the Taubman Approach to piano technique.

November 6-8, 2020

Saturday, November 7th is the main seminar day.
Friday is a day of observed lessons.
Sunday offers the Pedagogy Workshop, lessons, and Q&A sessions.

SCHEDULE

*All times are Pacific Standard Time

Friday, November 6th

Observed Lessons

Participants may observe senior faculty members Mary Moran and John Bloomfield teach one-on-one lessons. Each lesson is one hour, with a 15-minute break in between.

Registrants interested in taking lessons must sign up during registration.

Observed Lessons

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (PST)

Sign up for lessons during registration.


Saturday, November 7th

Seminar Day

Join us for a day of talks, masterclasses, and breakout groups.

Marc Steiner

9:00-9:45 AM

Lecture

An Introduction to the Taubman Approach

John Bloomfield

9:55-10:40 AM

Lecture

Going In on the Last White Thumb Before a Black Thumb

Moving into the black-key area often creates problems. Because situations are so varied, it is impossible to give hard-and-fast rules. A particular maneuver that is often overlooked, however, is to move in on the last white thumb before a black thumb plays. John Bloomfield will use examples from the repertoire to illustrate and clarify such passages.

Mary Moran

10:50-11:35 AM

Lecture

What? That was a leap!?

How recognizing subtle leaps and organizing them can make a big difference in your playing

Masterclass

Two pianists will perform pieces and work with faculty of the Golandsky Institute.

11:45-12:45

Lunch Break

12:45-1:30

Elizabeth Swarthout

1:30-2:15 PM

Lecture

Combining Baroque Tools for Expressivity with the Taubman Approach

Bach's Prelude and Fugue in F# Minor, WTC, Book II

Bob Durso

2:25-3:10 PM

Lecture

Time for some fun!

How the Taubman Approach can help a piece like Etincelles (Sparks) by Moritz Moskowski sound virtuosic but feel easy to play!

Debbie Poryes

3:20-4:05 PM

Lecture

An Exploration of Sound

A few improvising ideas to make you smile

Breakout Groups

Join one of four faculty members to ask questions from the day and try out passages!

4:15-5:00


Sunday, November 9th (Option 1)

Pedagogy Workshop with Mary Moran

9:00-9:45 AM

Pedagogy Lecture

Mary Moran

Piano pedagogy and the Taubman Approach.

10:00-11:00 AM

Q&A

Mary Moran

Open hour for asking questions.

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Pedagogy Workshop

Mary Moran

Mary Moran will coach six students.

Sunday, November 9th (Option 2)

Lessons and Q&A with Bob Durso and John Bloomfield

Observed Lesson

8:30-9:30 AM

One-on-one lesson open for observation

Observed Lesson

9:45-10:45 AM

One-on-one lesson open for observation

Q&A

11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Open time to ask John of Bob any questions that came up during the seminar.

Observed Lesson

12:15 - 1:15 PM

One-on-one lesson open for observation.

FEES

$99

Fee includes access to all the events of the Berkeley Seminar Online.

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FACULTY

John Bloomfield

Senior Director, Golandsky Institute

John Bloomfield is a co-founder and a Senior Director of the Golandsky Institute, as well as serving as its faculty chairman. In demand as a teacher and clinician, he maintains a private studio in New York City and travels frequently to lecture, consult, and give lessons, most recently in Australia.

Mary Moran

Senior Director, Golandsky Institute

Mary Moran is a co-founder and a Senior Director of the Golandsky Institute. Widely recognized as a teacher of the Taubman Approach and for her work in children’s pedagogy, she has a private studio in Albany, New York and mentors teachers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Canada. She is the author of “Basic Alignment & Rotation – Beginning Lessons in the Taubman Approach”.

Bob Durso

Senior Director, Golandsky Institute

Bob Durso is a co-founder, master teacher, and senior director of the Golandsky Institute. He has worked with Edna Golandsky and Dorothy Taubman since 1983 and was a faculty member of the former Taubman Institute. Specializing in audition and competition preparation, Mr. Durso teaches in Philadelphia and New York City.

www.RobertDurso.net

Elizabeth Swarthout

Faculty, Golandsky Institute

Elizabeth Swarthout has studied the Taubman Approach since 1985. She serves is the founder and former director of the Golandsky Institute Berkeley Seminar. She teaches in Richmond and Davis, California; Granada, Spain; as well as online.

Marc Steiner

Teacher and Performer

Marc Steiner has over thirty years experience with the Taubman Approach. He regularly gives lectures and master classes on the Taubman work and is a former faculty member of the Taubman and Golandsky Institutes.  He performs as pianist with Sierra Ensemble and maintains private teaching studios in the East Bay and Los Angeles areas.

marcjsteiner [at] gmail.com

Debbie Poryes

Jazz Pianist and Teacher

Born in Santa Monica, California, Debbie found herself at the piano when she was five, practicing everything from Chopin to show tunes. Playing led to fascination with music theory and structure, then jazz standards, composing, and improvising. Hearing Monk and Miles as a teenager, she fell in love with their music and decided to become a jazz pianist.

www.debbieporyes.com

CONTACT

For questions regarding the Berkeley Seminar, please visit this contact page.

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