Piano Sonata No.8 in A Minor, K.310/300d

Masterclass 2016 Yamaha, NYC – USA
Hugo Bermudez History (until 16:15’) and Mozart K. 310 (16:16’ – 29:19’)


Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331/300i

Using the Forearm to play Staccato without tension in Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca

Length: 2’01”

Edna works with a young pianist in playing staccato without holding up the arm and causing tension. She advocates for the use of the forearm in producing the shorter notes.


Piano Sonata No.13 in B-flat Major, K.333/315c

Measuring the In and Out in Mozart Sonata K. 333

  • 1:36 – 10:28 Measures 1-4.
  • 10:29 – 11:40 Playing the B-flat Major scale.
  • 11:41 – 12:15 Measure 6.
  • 14:44 – 19:12 End of measure 11. Coming out as a unit from a short finger on a black key to a longer finger on a white key.
  • 19:45 – 22:28 Measure 12. Combining Shaping and In and Out on single rotations.
  • 26:29 – 29:52 Measure 18 and 20.
  • 30:11 – 32:25 Measure 60

Piano Sonata No.16 in C Major, K.545

Rotation, playing Scales with the Taubman Approach and the process of minimizing

Length: 14’24”

One of the first things a pianist learns when adopting the Taubman method is how to play scales naturally. Edna goes through the multiple aspects of playing the C Major scale using Mozart’s K.545.

  • 0:00 – 3:00 Rotating as a unit
  • 3:00 – 6:00 Mozart’s K.545
  • 6:00 – 9:00 Shaping
  • 9:00 – 12:00 Minimizing
  • 12:00 – 13:55 Rotation in slower passage
  • 13:55 – 14:24 Demonstration