In den richtigen Händen – Musik-Pädagogen bewahren Musiker vor Verletzung

Die englische Fassung dieses Artikels wurde  auf Jessica Duchens JDCMB  als Gast-Blog veröffentlicht.   “Das Leben endet nicht aufgrund einer Verletzung  – dem kann man entkommen!” Alexey Koltakov, Pianist   Dank des äußerst wichtigen Werkes der verstorbenen Dorothy Taubman, deren überzeugende Einsichten die zugrundeliegenden Prinzipien ‘natürlicher’ Klaviertechnik vermitteln, ist es in der heutigen Musikwelt kein Geheimnis mehr, wie Pianisten Verletzungen an der Tastatur verhindern können. Basierend auf Physik und Physiologie identifiziert Taubmans “natürlicher” Ansatz, der ein Verständnis...
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In the right hands – Guest Post on Jessica Duchen's JDCMB Blog

JDCMB Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music & Ballet Blog. Novelist/journalist JD writes for The Independent, London Tuesday, April 30, 2013 In the Right Hands: A guest post about Dorothy Taubman In this rare and special JDCMB guest post, Ilona Oltuski from New York pays tribute to the late Dorothy Taubman’s work in seeking to help pianists avoid injury at their instrument. In The Right Hands – Music-Pedagogues Save Musicians From Injury  By Ilona Oltuski “Life does not...
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An Ecstatic Entourage – and a talk with Timo Andres at the Ecstatic Music Festival Marathon Initiation

Being in a state of ecstasy, according to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, means being joyful or also enraptured.This accurately describes the vibrant atmosphere at Merkin Concert Hall’s “Ecstatic Music Festival” that opened on Martin Luther King’s Day, Marathon on January 17t.h. Many of the participating artists of the festival who will give individual concert performances at Merkin Hall throughout March 28th were mixing with the audience during the 7-8 hours...
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Crafting The Well-Tempered Pianist: Teaching The Taubman Approach

The second article in this series about the Taubman Approach familiarized the reader with some of the many testimonials regarding the validity of Taubman’s work, its significant impact on pianists of all levels, and its ramifications for injured instrumentalists. We have heard from musicians who had questions answered they did not even know they had — yet were essential to their well-being at the instrument. I really appreciate the opportunity to reach out to a...
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Crafting the Well-Tempered-Pianist: The Taubman Approach / Testimonials

After introducing the first article in my series about the Taubman approach, I received very varied responses. They were not only sent to this site, but also to a friend’s Facebook pages, and to some general websites that attract musicians, where I had posted the link to my series as well. The reactions ran the whole gamut, ranging from interested to enthusiastic to doubtful and even hostile. At first glance, it may appear hard...
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Crafting the Well-Tempered-Pianist :Introducing the Taubman Approach

While conducting research into my continuous passion — piano playing in general and how to improve my technique in particular — I was surprised to find a recently published book that claims to address piano pedagogy, yet fails to acknowledge some of the most widely discussed developments this field has to offer. Internet and library searches on the subject have resulted in lots of different leads, often offering random discussions, very personal and vague...
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