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Saturday, November 5th

Seminar Day

(Note: all times are in Pacific Time Zone)

Marc Steiner

An Introduction to the Taubman Approach

8:30-9:20 AM

John Bloomfield

9:30-10:20 AM

When Leaving a Chord, Letting Go of Some Notes Sooner Than Others 

In chordal playing, staccato touch is necessary. However, the most secure way to play from one chord to the next doesn't always mean letting notes go simultaneously. John Bloomfield explores this interesting idea with examples from the repertoire.

Edna Golandsky


Edna Golandsky will coach a student on an advanced performance piece.

Mary Moran

11:30-12:30 PM

Pedagogy Workshop

Mary Moran will work live with three students and their teachers.

Lunch Break


Robert Durso

2:00-2:50 PM

Frédéric Chopin's Berceuse, Op. 57: A lullaby to be played on the piano

Robert Durso will discuss the musical and technical issues involved with the performance of this work. He will apply the Taubman Approach for the most effective solutions to common technical challenges used in this beautiful piece.

Debbie Poryes

3:00-3:50 PM

Jazz Chord Voicings

Practicing chord voicings in 12 keys is one of the jazz pianist’s most enjoyable pastimes. Debbie Poryes will offer a guided tour of some beautiful chords and chord progressions as well as provide tips on how to think your way through practicing them in their 12 locations on the piano.

Breakout Groups


Join the faculty members in smaller groups for an exciting array of learning!

There are some pre-planned activities, but mostly these are open Q&A sessions. Bring questions from the day and be ready to try out passages that you want to ask about!

Pre-submit passages and questions to

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