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Taubman Approach Workshop with Robert Durso and Deren Eryilmaz

Taubman Approach Europe February 2023 Workshop
24-26th February 2023
Deren Piano Academy, London

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Program

24th of February 2023, Friday
TEACHER TRAINING SESSIONS

All sessions will be interactive

Deren Eryılmaz and Robert Durso will work with students of the teachers of the Taubman Approach and help carry out the work further while explaining very important aspects of the Approach. Last two sessions will be just for the teachers to answer their questions on teaching.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Basic Teaching Steps and Clarifying the Terminology of the Taubman Approach
Deren Eryılmaz will be addressing some basic but important key points on Taubman Approach as well as its terminology while discussing the challenges during learning and teaching the Approach.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Being Connected
Robert Durso will take a deeper dive into the issues of alignment and the sensations of what it is to move freely and being “Rested Down.”
Hands on session with Robert Durso

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Break

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Moving from key to key
Dorothy Taubman’s biggest discovery was how we move efficiently from note to note. In this segment, the rotational movements will be clarified and applied to music in a fun and intriguing way!

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Combining for Mastery: How do we add movements to begin to fill in the picture towards speed? 
In this segment, Robert Durso will introduce the series of “in and out movements” and “sideways movements.” Hands-on session with Robert Durso

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Teaching Related Question and Answer Session with Deren Eryılmaz
Just for the teachers both for in person and online participants. Deren Eryılmaz will get all the questions, answer some of them and organize the rest for Robert Durso to answer.

7:00 pm – 7:30pm
Teaching Related Question and Answer Session with Robert Durso
Just for the teachers – both for in person and online participants.

25th of February 2023, Saturday

All sessions will be interactive

09:30 am – 10:15 am
Adjusting the Mindset : How to practice and the importance of the Check Lists 
Deren Eryılmaz will be discussing the ways to practice more efficiently and the importance of checklists during training and teaching. She will be offering some practical information on how to overcome some physical and mental obstacles during practice and performance.

10:15 am -10:45 am
Leaps: Simple solutions for common challenges
Deren Eryılmaz will be discussing the common challenges on leaps and answering any questions the participants have on that topic.

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Q&A Session with Deren Eryılmaz (both for online and in person Participants)

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Tea Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Physical and Musical Shaping
Often called the glue that binds all the movements together, shaping is a fascinating and intuitive skill.
Robert Durso will clarify the principles and application of Shaping.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
How do we help our scale playing? Should we just repeat them over and over? Should we practice in rhythms? Grab our tips quickly to get speed
Using the body of knowledge called ” The Taubman Approach,”  Robert Durso will walk you through a step-by-step process to get to the root causes that prevent us from having easy, fast, and accurate scales.
Problem Solving in Action with Robert Durso

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
How can we play Chords, Big Broken Chords, and Arpeggios more easily and with speed?
Are small hands the only factor that affects our ability to play easily or accurately?
Using the Taubman Approach, we can debunk age-old misconceptions and look at the easiest ways to approach and apply these skills.
Problem Solving in Action with Robert Durso

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Break

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Chords, Big Broken Chords and Arpeggios
Problem Solving in Action with Robert Durso

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Question and Answer Session (Deren Eryılmaz)
Deren Eryılmaz will get all the questions, answer some of them and organize the rest for Robert Durso to answer.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Question and Answer Session (Robert Durso)

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Masterclass (Robert Durso)

26th of February 2023, Sunday

All sessions will be interactive

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Finding Freedom. The confusion between tension and relaxation 
In this session, we will look at the relationship between tension, relaxation and the ability to have a secure and fluent technique. All questions and passages are welcome to be diagnosed, clarified and implemented!

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Tea Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Bring a Question Get a Solution: Tackling Difficult Passages
Robert Durso will discuss the various technical issues and how the Taubman Approach gives a clear and orderly way to practice and perform some of the most “difficult” passages in piano literature.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunch Break

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gist of the Matter (Deren Eryılmaz)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Masterclass with Robert Durso

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
How to use the Taubman Approach effectively and have the process lead to performance! (Robert Durso)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Break 

 

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Question and Answer Session (Deren Eryılmaz)

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Question and Answer Session (Robert Durso)

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Certificates & Farewell