Course - The Taubman Approach

Decades ago, Dorothy Taubman’s genius led her to analyze what underlies virtuoso piano playing. The result of that investigation has produced a body of knowledge that can lead to an effortless and brilliant technique. It can also prevent and cure fatigue, pain and other playing-related injuries.

The Taubman Approach is a groundbreaking analysis of the mostly invisible motions that function underneath a virtuoso technique. The resulting knowledge makes it possible to help pianists overcome technical limitations as well as avoid playing-related injuries. It is also the way that tone production and other components of expressive playing can be understood and taught.

We are thrilled to welcome Sondra Tammam to Chetham’s for the first time. She has presented master classes, lectures and workshops on the Taubman Approach in the US, Austria, Italy, Israel, Montenegro, France, Brazil and Taiwan. Dorothy Taubman was her coach for more than 30 years, and subsequently Ms. Tammam co-directs the Taubman Festivals. Due to the huge demand for this course we have invited another outstanding teacher for this course – David Witten. Book early to secure a place on this exciting new course.


This approach  has proven to be highly effective in the resolution of technical limitations and playing-related injuries. Book this course of 4 individual lessons with Sondra to learn more about the approach for your own playing.

Thank you so so much for a truly wonderful week! The tuition, the tutor performances, the participant performing opportunities, the company, the food and drink, all the amazing staff, and all the encouragement and support ! Veronica – 1st time