The 6th Dorothy Taubman Piano Festival 2017


David Witten, Festival Artistic Director

Cali School of Music

Montclair State University

Fri/Sat/Sun - June 23-25, 2017

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Dorothy Taubman’s approach to the piano presents principles of coordinated motion that unburden the hands and unleash the spirit.


Faculty of the Taubman Festival -

Sondra Tammam Co-founder/Director, Taubman Seminars; Cali School of Music -                                      Adjunct Faculty

Dr. David Witten   Cali School of Music - Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

Robert Shannon   Professor at Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Dragica Ćurčić      Private Studio Teacher Specializing in 

                               the Taubman Approach with Children              

Festival Highlights -


Daily Lectures – Separate sessions for beginners and more advanced attendees

Piano Masterclasses

Hands-on Technique Clinics

Workshops on Repertoire

Jazz Pedagogy

Concerts by World-Class Artists

Private lessons available upon request

Special Events -

Collaboration with the NY/NJ Chapter of the American Liszt Society

Dr. Lois Svard, "Neuroscience and Piano Performance"

Robert Shannon, Piano Professor at Oberlin Conservatory of Music

    A Saturday Master Class

  Cali School Students and Alumni

    A Friday Evening Recital
Dan Crisci, Jazz Pianist -- Taubman Approach applied to jazz piano

Yilan Zhao, pianist -- Prizewinner in Spain, Russia, and China

    A Saturday Evening Recital

Jacqueline Herbein, NCTM, RYT

    "Body Awareness at the Keyboard"