Berkeley Seminar Fall 2016


The Golandsky Institute presents its 13th annual Berkeley Seminar.

Faculty for Berkeley Seminar: John Bloomfield, Mary Moran, Elizabeth Swarthout, Marc Steiner, Debbie Poryes

Private lessons are charged separately, but lesson observations on Friday and Sunday are included in the Saturday seminar fee.

Friday, November 11 9 AM – 1 PM Observed Private Lessons

Located in two private studios.

1 PM Lunch
2:30 PM – 6:30 PM Observed Private Lessons

Located in two private studios.

Saturday, November 12 8:45 AM Check In
9 AM Teaching and Playing Bach’s Two-Part Inventions

With John Bloomfield

9:45 AM Solving Problems Playing 6ths and Other Double Notes in Chopin Mazurkas

With Mary Moran

10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM Getting Around Chopin’s Nocturne Basses

With Elizabeth Swarthout

11:30 AM Technique Clinic

With John Bloomfield

12 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Technical and Musical Considerations in the Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau in A minor, Opus 39, No. 2

With Marc Steiner

2:15 PM Master Classes

With John Bloomfield, Mary Moran and Marc Steiner

3:45 PM Break
4 PM Using Sonatina Literature to Build a Healthy Technique with the Taubman Approach

With Mary Moran

4:45 PM Learning to Play and Teach “Sister Sadie” by Horace Silver

With Debbie Poryes

5:30 PM End
Sunday, November 13 9 AM Observed Private Lessons

Located in two private studios.

10 AM Q & A

With John Bloomfield


Q & A

With Mary Moran

11 AM Observed Private Lessons


Master Class and Pedagogy Workshop for Children and Teens

With Mary Moran

Please contact Amy Brookes (aimsta.b [at] by November 1st to request lessons for your students, and include the full name, age and piece for each student.

Registration for : Berkeley Seminar Fall 2016

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