Thomas Bagwell, M.Mus.
Before I studied with Edna Golandsky I had tremendous shoulder pain and my sound was weak. I felt that my technique had gone as far as it could go and that there was no hope for improvement. As a result of working with Edna, my pain is gone. In addition, my tone and my ability to express music are far better than I ever thought they could be. I was able to make these changes in spite of the fact that I had to continue playing all the while to earn a living. Edna’s brilliant teaching is so understandable that when you come in with a problem you’re always going to leave with a solution other than “just practice it more.” She pushes you to go further with your talent and inspires you to be a complete musician. In short, Edna’s teaching has opened more doors in my playing than I knew were there.
BM, Mannes College of Music; MM, Manhattan School of Music
Assistant Conductor, Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera, Santa Fe Opera
Faculty, Mannes College of Music; previously taught at Yale University
Recitals with Midori, Marilyn Horne, Frederica Von Stade, James Morris and Roberta Peters