Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   Edna Golandsky (Adjunct Professor)

Fields of Study:
Piano Performance

Degrees and Studies:
M.S., Juilliard School of Music

Biographical Information:
Performers and students from around the world come to study, coach and consult with Edna Golandsky, who has earned wide acclaim throughout the United States and abroad for her extraordinary ability to solve technical problems and for her penetrating musical insight.

A pedagogue of international renown, she has a long-established reputation for the expert diagnosis and treatment of problems such as fatigue, pain and serious injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, focal dystonia, thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis and golfer's elbow and ganglia.

She has been a featured speaker at many music medicine conferences. Ms. Golandsky has lectured and conducted master classes at some of the most prestigious music institutions in the United States, including the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, the Curtis Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory. Internationally, she has given seminars in Korea, Israel, and Canada at both McGill University and the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal.

As the face of the Taubman Approach, Ms. Golandsky discusses each of its elements in a ten-volume video series. Dorothy Taubman has written, "I consider her the leading authority on the Taubman approach to instrumental playing."

Ms. Golandsky is the Artistic Director of the Golandsky Institute, which is dedicated to the advancement of the Taubman Approach. Each summer, she heads the Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium and the Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival, both at Princeton University.

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