Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.

It’s difficult to overemphasize the joy that I have experienced in discovering the Golandsky Institute after more than 50 years of serious dedication to the piano. At long last, through the Taubman Approach, I have found the ideal means to near-effortless, directed physical mastery of keyboard technique. Each time that I watch the Taubman Technique videos I discover yet another nuance of this very elegant approach to the correct application of technique to physical and musical performance! In 2008, I had the first opportunity to attend The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium at Princeton, where these core principles were introduced and re-enforced in an intensive and extraordinarily supportive, interactive and synergistic format. This is certainly an experience that I am hoping to repeat, with the conviction that the potential for continued growth is profound. 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. I credit the Golandsky Institute with all of the optimism that I feel for my musical future!

Stanley G. Rockson, M.D. | Chief of Consultative Cardiology
Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine
Director, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders
Professor of Medicine | Stanford University School of Medicine 
Falk Cardiovascular Research Center | Stanford, CA 94305