The faculty members of the Golandsky Institute are the most highly trained teachers of the Taubman Approach in the world. They have honed their knowledge and skill through years of rigorous study. With a body of knowledge as subtle and complex as the Taubman Approach, this kind of intensive work has proved necessary for the development of insightful, effective teachers.

Associate faculty members have likewise pursued in-depth study of the Taubman Approach and demonstrated their abilities with a wide range of students. Both faculty members and associate faculty members engage in continuing education and help mentor teachers in the Golandsky Institute’s Professional Training Program.

Participants in this program are on a pathway to certification by the Golandsky Institute and are recognized as certified instructors after they reach proficiency as capable practitioners of the Taubman Approach.

Find A Teacher

We understand that musicians have different needs and goals. The Golandsky Institute has an expert faculty and a committed group of certified teachers. We are happy to recommend the best teacher for your particular situation, whether you are a performer, teacher, student, beginner, or amateur.

Senior Faculty

Edna Golandsky

Edna Golandsky

Founder and Artistic Director, Leading Expert
New York, NY, USA
John Bloomfield

John Bloomfield

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Faculty Chair, Leading Expert
New York, NY, USA
Robert Durso

Robert Durso

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Schenectady, NY, USA

Faculty

Deborah Cleaver

Deborah Cleaver

Master Level
Portland, OR, USA
Father Seán Duggan

Father Seán Duggan

Master Level
Fredonia, NY, USA
Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Master Level
Boston, MA, USA
Ilya Itin

Ilya Itin

Master Level
Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY, USA
Audrey Schneider

Audrey Schneider

Master Level
Long Island, NY, USA
Elizabeth Swarthout

Elizabeth Swarthout

Master Level
Berkeley, CA, USA

Associate Faculty

Brenna Berman

Brenna Berman

Master Level
Boulder, CO and Denver, CO, USA
Therese Milanovic

Therese Milanovic

Master Level
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Mariko Sato

Mariko Sato

Master Level
Montréal, QC, Canada
Sophie Till

Sophie Till

Master Level
Ithaca, NY and Scranton, PA, USA

Adjunct Faculty

Barbara Banacos

Barbara Banacos

Associate Level
Lexington, Winchester, Hamilton, MA, USA
Audrey Marshall

Audrey Marshall

Associate Level
Kingston, ON, Canada

Instructors

Margaret Banacos

Margaret Banacos

Associate Level
Magnolia, MA, USA
Deren Eryılmaz

Deren Eryılmaz

Associate Level
London, UK
Elizabeth Grace

Elizabeth Grace

Associate Level
Kansas City, MO, USA
Alex Ramirez

Alex Ramirez

Associate Level
Philadelphia and Abington, PA, USA
Anthony van den Broek

Anthony van den Broek

Instructor Level
Sydney, Australia
Amy Valentine Brookes

Amy Valentine Brookes

Instructor Level
Berkeley, CA, USA
Rachel Bussey

Rachel Bussey

Instructor Level
Doylestown, PA, USA
Brendan Cooney

Brendan Cooney

Instructor Level
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Robert Dvorkin

Robert Dvorkin

Instructor Level
Ottawa, ON, Canada, and the National Capital Region
Patricia Franz

Patricia Franz

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA
Brenda Hunting

Brenda Hunting

Instructor Level
Brisbane, Australia
Andrew King

Andrew King

Instructor Level
Bloomfield, CT, and the greater Hartford area
Hugo Adrián Bermúdez Ledesma

Hugo Adrián Bermúdez Ledesma

Instructor Level
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
Jeffrey Nations

Jeffrey Nations

Instructor Level
Philadelphia, PA, USA Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote teaching
Natalie Todd

Natalie Todd

Instructor Level
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Shari Weisz

Shari Weisz

Instructor Level
Stamford, CT, USA
John Wickelgren

John Wickelgren

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA

USA

Edna Golandsky

Edna Golandsky

Founder and Artistic Director, Leading Expert
New York, NY, USA
John Bloomfield

John Bloomfield

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Faculty Chair, Leading Expert
New York, NY, USA
Robert Durso

Robert Durso

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Schenectady, NY, USA
Deborah Cleaver

Deborah Cleaver

Master Level
Portland, OR, USA
Father Seán Duggan

Father Seán Duggan

Master Level
Fredonia, NY, USA
Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Master Level
Boston, MA, USA
Ilya Itin

Ilya Itin

Master Level
Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY, USA
Audrey Schneider

Audrey Schneider

Master Level
Long Island, NY, USA
Elizabeth Swarthout

Elizabeth Swarthout

Master Level
Berkeley, CA, USA
Barbara Banacos

Barbara Banacos

Associate Level
Lexington, Winchester, Hamilton, MA, USA
Margaret Banacos

Margaret Banacos

Associate Level
Magnolia, MA, USA
Brenna Berman

Brenna Berman

Master Level
Boulder, CO and Denver, CO, USA
Alex Ramirez

Alex Ramirez

Associate Level
Philadelphia and Abington, PA, USA
Sophie Till

Sophie Till

Master Level
Ithaca, NY and Scranton, PA, USA
Amy Valentine Brookes

Amy Valentine Brookes

Instructor Level
Berkeley, CA, USA
Rachel Bussey

Rachel Bussey

Instructor Level
Doylestown, PA, USA
Brendan Cooney

Brendan Cooney

Instructor Level
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Patricia Franz

Patricia Franz

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA
Andrew King

Andrew King

Instructor Level
Bloomfield, CT, and the greater Hartford area
Jeffrey Nations

Jeffrey Nations

Instructor Level
Philadelphia, PA, USA Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote teaching
Natalie Todd

Natalie Todd

Instructor Level
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Shari Weisz

Shari Weisz

Instructor Level
Stamford, CT, USA
John Wickelgren

John Wickelgren

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA

CANADA

Audrey Marshall

Audrey Marshall

Associate Level
Kingston, ON, Canada
Mariko Sato

Mariko Sato

Master Level
Montréal, QC, Canada
Robert Dvorkin

Robert Dvorkin

Instructor Level
Ottawa, ON, Canada, and the National Capital Region

MEXICO

Hugo Adrián Bermúdez Ledesma

Hugo Adrián Bermúdez Ledesma

Instructor Level
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

EUROPE

Deren Eryılmaz

Deren Eryılmaz

Associate Level
London, UK

AUSTRALIA

Therese Milanovic

Therese Milanovic

Master Level
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Anthony van den Broek

Anthony van den Broek

Instructor Level
Sydney, Australia
Brenda Hunting

Brenda Hunting

Instructor Level
Brisbane, Australia

ASIA

Ilya Itin

Ilya Itin

Master Level
Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY, USA

USA

Maryland

Frederick Community College

Patricia Franz

Patricia Franz

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA

Frederick Community College

John Wickelgren

John Wickelgren

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA

Mount St. Mary’s University

John Wickelgren

John Wickelgren

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA

New York

State University of New York at Fredonia

Father Seán Duggan

Father Seán Duggan

Master Level
Fredonia, NY, USA

Queens College, City University of New York

Edna Golandsky

Edna Golandsky

Founder and Artistic Director, Leading Expert
New York, NY, USA

Oregon

Lewis and Clark College

Students may take two years to retrain their technique without having to play juries, while continuing to work on their other degree requirements.

Deborah Cleaver

Deborah Cleaver

Master Level
Portland, OR, USA

Pennsylvania

Marywood University

Sophie Till

Sophie Till

Master Level
Ithaca, NY and Scranton, PA, USA

AUSTRALIA

University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia

Therese Milanovic

Therese Milanovic

Master Level
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

CANADA

Cégep régional de Lanaudière

Mariko Sato

Mariko Sato

Master Level
Montréal, QC, Canada

JAPAN

Musashino Academia Musicae

Ilya Itin

Ilya Itin

Master Level
Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY, USA

Piano

Edna Golandsky

Edna Golandsky

Founder and Artistic Director, Leading Expert
New York, NY, USA
John Bloomfield

John Bloomfield

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Faculty Chair, Leading Expert
New York, NY, USA
Robert Durso

Robert Durso

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Schenectady, NY, USA
Deborah Cleaver

Deborah Cleaver

Master Level
Portland, OR, USA
Father Seán Duggan

Father Seán Duggan

Master Level
Fredonia, NY, USA
Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Master Level
Boston, MA, USA
Ilya Itin

Ilya Itin

Master Level
Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY, USA
Audrey Schneider

Audrey Schneider

Master Level
Long Island, NY, USA
Elizabeth Swarthout

Elizabeth Swarthout

Master Level
Berkeley, CA, USA
Brenna Berman

Brenna Berman

Master Level
Boulder, CO and Denver, CO, USA
Therese Milanovic

Therese Milanovic

Master Level
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Mariko Sato

Mariko Sato

Master Level
Montréal, QC, Canada
Barbara Banacos

Barbara Banacos

Associate Level
Lexington, Winchester, Hamilton, MA, USA
Audrey Marshall

Audrey Marshall

Associate Level
Kingston, ON, Canada
Margaret Banacos

Margaret Banacos

Associate Level
Magnolia, MA, USA
Deren Eryılmaz

Deren Eryılmaz

Associate Level
London, UK
Elizabeth Grace

Elizabeth Grace

Associate Level
Kansas City, MO, USA
Alex Ramirez

Alex Ramirez

Associate Level
Philadelphia and Abington, PA, USA
Anthony van den Broek

Anthony van den Broek

Instructor Level
Sydney, Australia
Amy Valentine Brookes

Amy Valentine Brookes

Instructor Level
Berkeley, CA, USA
Rachel Bussey

Rachel Bussey

Instructor Level
Doylestown, PA, USA
Brendan Cooney

Brendan Cooney

Instructor Level
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Robert Dvorkin

Robert Dvorkin

Instructor Level
Ottawa, ON, Canada, and the National Capital Region
Patricia Franz

Patricia Franz

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA
Brenda Hunting

Brenda Hunting

Instructor Level
Brisbane, Australia
Andrew King

Andrew King

Instructor Level
Bloomfield, CT, and the greater Hartford area
Hugo Adrián Bermúdez Ledesma

Hugo Adrián Bermúdez Ledesma

Instructor Level
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
Jeffrey Nations

Jeffrey Nations

Instructor Level
Philadelphia, PA, USA Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote teaching
Natalie Todd

Natalie Todd

Instructor Level
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Shari Weisz

Shari Weisz

Instructor Level
Stamford, CT, USA
John Wickelgren

John Wickelgren

Instructor Level
Frederick, MD, USA

Strings

Sophie Till

Sophie Till

Master Level
Ithaca, NY and Scranton, PA, USA