I discovered The Taubman Approach at a very important stage of my life. I had some physical problems which had started developing and it was really affecting my comfort, motions and thus, my playing in general. Most of the people around me (other musicians) had a mentality that it is normal and everybody is facing problems and it's a part of life, something we just have to deal with and accept, or, some even said that it's a price all artists/musicians have to pay. It all seemed quite legitimate to me until real problems appeared. Fron, then I somehow knew that it's not the way it should be and there must be answers somewhere. Of course, my surroundings still kept me thinking that I just need to accept and deal with it. But then... I accidentally found a video on YouTube which led me to the discovery of this magical work. It was a big and strong, 'I KNEW IT' in my head. This discovery has changed and is still changing my life every day and allowing me to help others in similar situations in the future! Deren is an amazing Taubman teacher. She's very intelligent, precise, and knows this work very well. I am forever grateful for her for spreading this wisdom and also in Europe!
Deren is an amazing teacher of the Taubman technique and has a simple yet well-structured approach will which ensure you reach all your piano goals faster than you ever imagined. Her teachings will allow to play to a level of virtuosity which will enable you to fulfil all of your piano potential and dreams. It is rare to find a teacher so immensely skilful in their craft, yet have the humility and patience to impart all their wisdom in such a beautiful and systematic way. I highly recommend Deren to anyone serious about learning the Taubman technique and taking their piano playing to the next level. Just take 1 lesson and you will see for yourself how amazing Deren and the Taubman technique truly are, it will transform your playing with immediate effect.
Learning the Taubman approach with Deren has been a very rewarding adventure. In the beginning, it was challenging to rethink my assumptions about playing the piano, but trusting Deren and practising consistently definitely paid off.
...for the last few years, I am having piano lessons using the ‘Taubman Technique’ with Certified Associate Teacher of the Golandsky Institute, Deren Eryilmaz. I am thrilled with the results in being able to play with ease, comfort and a renewed technique that I never dreamt would be possible! I absolutely recommend those that desire pianistic progress at any age, as well as those injured pianists to regain their skills to ‘give it a go’.
I had never realized that finding the right technique would aid so much in reducing study time as well as retaining music memory for a long time. The techniques of the Golandsky Institute focus on finding the easiest way to play which is stress and strain free. Which leads to being able to play faster, but also gives more time for interpretation and creates depth of sound. I have changed my studying methods, often doing things which are counterintuitive, but which lead to great results in the end. What I like most is that through careful explanation and understanding the person behind the pianist, Deren has been able to progress my technique and play I can play music easily which I have never thought I would be able to perform before.
I learned so much in such a short space of time about this approach. It was truly inspiring to see what can be achieved, particularly with people coming with injuries. I am excited about continuing on this path and feel lucky to have found it. We are fortunate to have Deren and her expertise here in the UK.