Testimonials

Jarred Dunn

In search of technical logic and freedom after years of misguided piano training leading to injury, Dorothy Taubman’s answers saved me from becoming a statistic. Taubman’s insights allowed me to identify movements which were, remarkably, invisible to the eye and yet extremely painful. Thankfully the story did not end after just a few fortunate lessons. Were it not for the continuing reinforcement of this knowledge and technique through lessons with Edna Golandsky and the Golandsky Institute Professional Training Program, the potential in my playing and teaching would never have been realized. It is a marvel...


Hugo Bermudez Ledesma

My problems at the piano started when I was about 16 years old in 2012.  I could play fairly well; my teachers said I was very musical and talented.  However, I had one thing that really bothered me, and that was not being able to get a big sound, among other technical limitations that I had.  I was told that one of the problems was that my arms and shoulders were not relaxed and that my finger knuckles were collapsed (I now know that there was much more to that).  The last statement was true, however, the...


Ygal Sebban

Music has always played a profound role in Ygal Sebban's life ever since he listened to a recording of the Mozart K. 475 Fantasy Sonata as a young child. The experience was transformative, opening up a world of beauty and healing to him that exists beyond words. Pursuing a career as an economist and financier has enabled Ygal to maintain his lifelong love of music. Ygal has studied with highly regarded teachers, most notably Tal Swarc in Tel Aviv who also introduced him to the Feldenkrais approach with its focus on movement with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. Tal...


Antonin Boinay

First of all, I would like to thank Edna for her kindness and her support during the year I spent in New York (from 2014 to 2015).  I would also like the thank her for her deep understanding of the Taubman work and her capacity to guide me through the learning process.

My name is Antonin, I'm 25 years old and I'm from a small town in the french part of Switzerland called La Chaux-de-Fonds.  I began to play the piano at the age of 5.  In 2009, right after high school, I decided that I wanted...


Sylvie Courvoisier

I have had the good fortune of working with Edna Golandsky since 2002.  She has given me all the tools to solve any pianistic issues.  Because of Edna and the Taubman Approach, my sound and technique have developed beyond what I could ever imagine.  She is a great communicator with a deep concern and interest in her students.  Now I can play in a way I could not have imagined with no pain and a wonderful sound.  She is the best!  


Brenda Hunting

I met Therese Milanovic at the first MTAQ workshop she presented on the Taubman Approach five and half years ago. After living with pain and limitation for thirty years due to playing related injuries sustained during tertiary music studies (impacting everyday life and severely limiting my ability to play), I was excited by the glimmer of hope that her workshop offered me. When I embarked upon lessons with Therese soon after that workshop, I had no idea how dramatic the changes would be. Retraining my technique was challenging and at times confronting, but also exciting as each new breakthrough...


Aaron Jacobs

I first met Edna Golandsky just over two years ago. At the time, I was entering my first year studying jazz piano at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, but had been struggling with tendonitis in my wrists. Uncertain of what might have caused my injuries and how I could go about getting better, I contacted Edna to see if she could help. I was immediately impressed by Edna's ability to explain and demonstrate the Taubman technique. We began by  examining my technique and getting rid of the inefficient and potentially injurious habits I had...


Francesco Libetta

“I was profoundly impressed by Edna Golandsky’s deep understanding of piano technique. She is the only person I have ever met who was actually able to explain to me what I was doing naturally at the keyboard.”


Father Sean Duggan

“Edna Golandsky is the most wonderful piano teacher I have ever worked with. Her patience and persistence clearly communicate to the student through words and demonstrations what the student most needs to hear and understand. Her amazing insight and her master classes go directly to the musical and, if necessary, technical issues at hand and enable the student to play a piece better than he/she ever thought possible. She is particularly brilliant at dealing with sound production, rhythm and musical structure.”


Ilya Itin

Edna Golandsky is a consummate expert of piano technique and musical artistry. The depth of her analytical ability surpasses anything I have encountered. Her work frees performers, enabling them to realize their full potential.


Willa Machover

“As Golandsky lectures, she demonstrates each motion at the keyboard. Her fluency in simultaneously lecturing and demonstrating is truly virtuosic.” 

Taken from a review of The Taubman Techniques, a five-volume lecture-video series, Piano & Keyboard, May/June 1997.


Aaron Jacobs

“Over time, Edna helped me to cultivate a growing awareness and sensitivity that allowed me to play in a more comfortable, and consequently, a more musical way. She conveys the intricacies of the technique with an incredible attention to detail and a level of patience which I thoroughly admire, and which kept me engaged even as I was challenged by a level of sensation at the piano I was unaccustomed to."