No way! On the rare occasion whereby a Taubman student has spent two years on the basic movements, it is often due to the student only taking very few lessons during the year, or working with an inexperienced Taubman teacher.

It is an unfounded myth that Taubman retraining is necessarily long and arduous (cited in Durso, 2011, also see the blog on “How long does it take to learn the Taubman Approach”).

In fact, retraining can be fast, depending on the situation. Taubman also reassured that the body can adjust quickly if given the experience of movement aligning with the playing apparatus’ physiological principles rather than against them (see Schneider, 1983, p. 20; Rezits, 1998, pp. 21-22).

Reference List:

Durso, R. (2011). Robert Durso Website.   Retrieved August 25, 2011, from

Rezits, J. (1998a). Dorothy Taubman, miraculous mentor. Piano & Keyboard, 190(1), 21-24.

Schneider, A. (1983). Dorothy Taubman: There is an answer. Clavier, 22(7), 19-21.