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TTTV024: Alexander Technique with Greg Holdaway

by Tim Topham

The Alexander technique has helped professionals in many different fields to achieve greater coordination and ease, doing the thing they love. Many pianists have found this technique to be the solution to recovery from pain, while also helping them to perform at their best. As teachers, we all strive to foster good technique in our ... TTTV024: Alexander Technique with Greg Holdaway

12/20/2015 Read more

What’s rotation in piano technique?

by Tim Topham

I recently came across a useful video describing arm rotation in piano technique. For those of you who may be unsure what this term means, it’s the movement your arm makes when you turn your hand from palm down to palm up in front of your body. We’re actually quite lucky that our forearms contain ... What’s rotation in piano technique?

06/10/2013 Read more

Dorothy Taubman, Thomas Mark and practising without injury

by Tim Topham

For anyone who still believes in a high finger technique and isn’t familiar with the Taubman approach to technique: watch the following video (and the next three in the sequence). This will be the best 50 mins of YouTubing you’ll do this year! For more information, check out the Taubman Institute and Golandsky Institute websites. ... Dorothy Taubman, Thomas Mark and practising without injury

05/18/2012 Read more