Why I choose to attend the Golandsky Institute

As I caught up with a friend over coffee recently, she confessed to something worrying on her mind. She admitted, “I can’t understand, why does such a gifted and dedicated pianist and teacher such as yourself need to go to Princeton every year?" I was so glad she asked. There is sometimes misunderstanding over why some participants have attended Taubman Symposia for over thirty years, or why great Taubman teachers still have regular lessons. As part of my ongoing commitment with the Golandsky Institute, I am required to attend the weeklong symposium at Princeton University, and do so when possible. Regardless, I choose to go.