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Judson music department to host master class January 29

The Judson College Piano Studio with special guests from Shelton State Community College will welcome nationally certified piano instructor Amy Aberg McLelland to campus for a presentation and masterclass on “The Art of Effortless Piano Playing” on Friday, January 29.

McLelland is a MTNA nationally certified teacher of piano and a certified teacher at the instructor level with the Golandsky Piano Institute in New York. In demand as a pianist, accompanist, adjudicator, and clinician, McLelland specializes in the Taubman Approach, which instructs pianists in the art of coordinate movement, encouraging healthy motions that “maximize physiologically sound arm and hand position” (Dr. Frank Bunn, Harvard Medical School).  This approach, based on a groundbreaking analysis of the mostly invisible motions that function beneath a virtuoso technique, has helped pianists from all over the world overcome technical limitations, improve expressive playing, and cure playing-related injuries.

This event, which is to be held in the Choral Room of Marian Acree Tucker Hall from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, is sponsored by the Judson College piano studio in partnership with the Shelton State Community College piano studio.   The seminar is open to the public and free of charge; however, space is limited.  For more information or to reserve seating, please contact Cindy St. Clair at 334-683-5187 or cstclair@judson.edu.

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