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The Taubman Approach uses the biomechanics of the fingers, hand, wrist, and forearm to create ease, virtuosity, and musical control at the piano. Fingers need the support of the arm when playing, and they function most freely when they do not stretch away from each other. Therefore, rotational movements of the forearm transfer weight quickly and easily from finger to finger, ensuring that every finger has arm (power) behind it, and ensuring that every note is individually controlled, for satisfying musical results.

I began studying the Taubman Approach to address limitations I had always had in playing, and that none of my teachers, even at a university and graduate level, were able to help me overcome. I discovered the Taubman Approach accidentally, and since experiencing its benefits, I have stopped at nothing to gain the skills to help anyone, at any level of playing-beginner to expert. I do not want anyone to experience the soul-crushing effects of being boxed in by limits in music making. 

I see the results of a general lack of technical piano education all the time. Not only do I see adults as students who come with limitations and injuries, adults tell me their stories when I tell them I am a piano teacher. I am seeped in the piano teaching subculture, and I know the statistics on performers and teachers who suffer playing related injuries. Every time an adult tells me that they quit piano as a teen because their hands were too small, they couldn't play fast, or they 'just weren't very good', I suspect a different outcome could have been possible with a better technical education. I know my life would have been completely different.

I study with Mary Moran at the Golandsky Institute. She is an expert on teaching technique to children (as well as adults), and I use her curriculum with my students. She sees teens and small children in the studio once a month, and I get specific, direct guidance on implementing a child friendly, fun, and effective curriculum. My skills are building step by step. My goal is to leave no child unable to play with physical (and therefore musical) ease.  Sheeffef

If you are curious to learn more about the Taubman Approach and how it can impact your child, visit marymoranpiano.com.

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