Golandsky Institute Boston Workshop at Tufts University Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Back by popular demand! Join Golandsky Institute Senior Director Robert Durso and Lecturing Faculty Yoriko Fieleke for a weekend workshop at Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University, June 22-23,2019. The workshop will feature informative presentations and hands-on problem solving sessions. Robert Durso will also provide intensive training for students and teachers of the Taubman Approach in an open lesson format for diagnosis and proper implementation of the technique. Highlights include: Applying the Taubman Approach to master the musical and technical challenges in select works of Brahms.

Program changes/substitution may be made without notice

DATE TIME DESCRIPTION
Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration and morning coffee

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Distler Hall

Physical and Musical Shaping, the unifying element! - Robert Durso

The Taubman Approach to physical shaping will be explained, analyzed and applied to a variety of passages from the intermediate to advanced repertoire. The musical results will be demonstrated to show the variety of nuances available when shaping is incorporated into a pianist's playing.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Rm 101

Interactive Introduction to the Taubman Approach 1 - Yoriko Fieleke

The basic principles and elements of the Taubman Approach will be discussed followed by demonstrations in short passages. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and try examples in a relaxed small group format. This lecture is open to new students and will run concurrently with Robert Durso’s “Shaping” lecture.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Distler Hall

Open Lesson with Robert Durso: Diagnosis and Correct Implementation of the Taubman Approach for the Students of the Taubman Approach

Student 1

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Introducing Interdependence of the Hands using 3 Scriabin Preludes - Yoriko Fieleke

3 Scriabin Preludes will be used to organize Taubman principals such as rotation, in & out and shaping in relationship to each hand. Voicing between the hands will also be discussed.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Problem Solving Sessions for the New Students with Yoriko Fieleke:
New students will bring problematic passages in an open lesson format

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Building a Foundation for Coordinate Technique - Barbara Banacos

Barbara Banacos will discuss key elements of the Taubman Approach that raise one's awareness and ability to play with more ease and control at the piano. The talk will cover examples from piano literature at varied levels of difficulty.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Open Lesson with Robert Durso (continued)

4:30 - 4:50 Student 2
4:50 - 5:10 Student 3
5:10 - 5:30 Q & A session

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Rm 001

45-minute Private Lessons with Robert Durso (Priority will be given to new students)

Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:30 AM

Morning coffee

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Distler Hall

Fascinating Musical and Technical Points of Brahms Op.118, 
No.2
 - Robert Durso

As one of the foremost authorities on the Taubman Approach, Robert Durso will discuss how to use The Taubman Approach to help bring out the beauty of tone and necessary phrasing required. You will leave with a clear strategy for playing and teaching this beautiful work!

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Open Lesson with Robert Durso: Diagnosis and Correct Implementation of the Taubman Approach for the Students of the Taubman Approach.

Student 4

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Open Lesson with Robert Durso (continued)

1:30 - 1:50 student 5
1:50 - 2:10 student 6
2:10 - 2:30 student 7
2:30 - 2:50 student 8
2:50 - 3:10 Break
3:10 - 3:30 student 9
3:30 - 3:50 student 10
3:50 - 4:10 student 11
4:10 - 4:30 Q & A session

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Rm 101

Interactive Introduction to the Taubman Approach 2 - Yoriko Fieleke

New students will have the opportunity to ask questions and experience things they’ve learned during the workshop in a relaxed small group format. This session is open to new students and will run concurrently with Robert Durso’s open lessons.

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Rm 001

45-minute Private Lessons with Yoriko Fieleke
(Priority is given to new students)

$205 for the weekend (includes enrollment fee)

$135 for Saturday OR Sunday only (includes enrollment fee)

$50 enrollment fee is non-refundable.

Please register early. Space is limited. This event was sold out in 2 weeks last year.

A full refund less the enrollment fee will be given if cancelled by June 9th. No refunds after June 9th


20-minute “Problem Solving Session” (new students) or 20 minute “Open Lesson” (Taubman students)

The 20-min sessions will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a waitlist in case of cancellation. Saturday and Sunday “Open Lessons with Robert Durso” are currently filled. Please request to be on the waitlist.

  • If you are attending the whole weekend AND playing in one of the 20 min sessions there is NO additional charge (a total of $205).
  • If you are attending just for one day on Saturday OR Sunday AND playing in the 20 min session there will be a $40 extra charge (a total of $175).
  • If you are playing in a 20 min session AND NOT attending the workshop there will be a $40 charge only.
  • If a student is under the age of 18 and is only playing in a 20 min session (not attending the workshop) the parent is allowed to stay free of charge. 

45-minute private lesson (for new students)

There will be $145 additional charge for a 45 minute private lesson (a total of $350). 

Recording is ONLY allowed for the student’s own session/lesson and should not be published without the teacher’s permission.

To Register

Your registration is complete when the payment is received. For those who prefer to mail a check, please select that as the payment type on the online registration form. You will receive an email with the mailing address. You will also receive a confirmation email within 24 - 48 hrs of receiving the payment.

Participants will receive location, parking and restaurant information closer to the date. (There is ample free parking in the lot next to the music building.)

Distler Performance Hall
Tufts University Granoff Music Center
20 Talbot Avenue, Medford MA 02155

Directions
https://as.tufts.edu/music/about/directions

Parking
There is ample free parking in the parking lot next to the Granoff Music Building.

Hotels 
Tufts University provides this link for nearby hotels:
https://www.campustravel.com/university/tufts/visit_tufts.html

Airbnb may have affordable rooms during this weekend. https://www.airbnb.com
Please search under “Tufts University, Medford” for rooms within walking distance to the Granoff Music Building.

Note:
*The Freepoint Hotel Cambridge has a daily shuttle to and from Tufts University and is walking distance to the Alewife redline subway station. Davis station (closest to Tufts University) is 2 stops away on the redline.
*The Porter Square Hotel is walking distance to the Porter redline subway station. Davis station is one stop away on the redline. 

Golandsky Institute Boston Workshop at Tufts University

DATES

Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

REGISTRATION FEE

$205 for the weekend (includes enrollment fee)

$135 for Saturday OR Sunday only (includes enrollment fee)

$50 enrollment fee is non-refundable.

REGISTER