The 8th Dorothy Taubman Piano Festival 2019


Sondra Tammam and David Witten, Festival Co-directors

Cali School of Music

Montclair State University

Fri/Sat/Sun - June 28-30, 2019

Save the date! 

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


Friday - Alumni & Students

Saturday - Mika Sasaki

Sunday - Tiffany Poon

The public is welcome to attend all recitals without festival registration!

Faculty of the Taubman Festival -

Sondra Tammam Taubman Institute faculty; Faculty of Cali School of Music

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

Father Paul Maillet  Taubman Institute faculty

Dragica Ćurčić     Private Studio Teacher Specializing in 

                             the Taubman Approach with Children

                Private lessons available upon request


Festival Highlights -


Daily Lectures – Separate sessions for beginners and more advanced attendees

Piano Masterclasses - all levels

Hands-on Technique Clinics - small groups

Workshops on Repertoire

Jazz Pedagogy

Recital by Mika Sasaki, Faculty of the Juilliard School of Music

Recital by Tiffany Poon, internationally acclaimed pianist

Special Events -

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

Father Paul Maillet, Piano Professor

    A Saturday Master Class

  Cali School Students and Alumni

    A Friday Evening Recital

Nancy Modell, President of MEA-NJ

                    "Suzuki Piano and the Taubman Approach"

Olegna Fuschi, Concert Pianist

                    "Rosina Lhevinne and the Lhevinne Legacy"

Jackie Herbein, NCTM, RYT

                    "Body Awareness at the Keyboard"

Dan Crisci, Jazz Pianist - Taubman Approach applied to jazz piano

Mika Sasaki, Faculty, Juilliard School of Music, and pianist of Ensemble Melange

    A Saturday Evening Recital

Tiffany Poon, Internationally acclaimed pianist

                    A Sunday Afternoon Recital