Mary Moran

Co-Founder, Senior Director

Mary Moran

Based in Schenectady, NY

Mary Moran has been on the adjunct faculties of Russell Sage College and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, teaching applied piano, music appreciation, and arranging. She has studied the Taubman Approach to Piano Performance since 1977, primarily with Edna Golandsky. She was a faculty member of the Taubman Institute of Piano from 1981 through 2002, and has been recognized for her application of this approach to children’s pedagogy. She has been invited to lecture on technical training for students and give master classes by many music teachers’ organizations in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, and at Portland State University and Williams College. Ms. Moran  performs frequently as a soloist, a duo-pianist, and a collaborative pianist. A founding director of the Golandsky Institute, Ms. Moran has taught in Lecce, Italy, at the Symposium on the Taubman Approach in 2003 and in Grenoble, France, in March of 2004. She frequently teaches and gives master classes in the Montreal area. In addition to maintaining a private studio at her home in the Capital District of New York State, she regularly speaks at teacher training events sponsored by The Golandsky Institute, and mentors teachers in the Golandsky Institute’s Professional Training Program in Massachusetts, and in Kingston, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec.

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