Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2116652 - 07/12/13 03:00 PM Barbara Lister-Sink Method
CleverName Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 119
For all of the discussion around here regarding Taubman technique and the like, I haven't really seen any (and didn't turn up any in a search) threads regarding Barbara Lister-Sink and her method. It's documented in the DVD "Freeing the Caged Bird." Anybody work under this method, or have any thoughts on it?

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#2116682 - 07/12/13 04:25 PM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: CleverName]
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1382
Loc: guess where in CA and WA
Hi Clever,

Barbara really knows what she's talking about. She collaborates with some of the leading neurologists and orthopods on the East Coast, and they all have a lot of respect for her and her clinical outcomes. I spoke with her a couple of years back when I was working on a magazine article about pianist's injuries. Very unusually, her department allows her to work with the injured as part of their coursework towards degree requirements.

She doesn't get a lot of attention focused on her because, I think, 1- She hasn't published much about her clinical work yet, 2- She doesn't have a bunch of noisy people (like myself) supporting an institute in her name, and 3- Dorothy was here first, and for quite a bit longer.

Another teacher who is doing similar good work is Vera Wells, who heads up the ergonomics/injury prevention program at the Manhattan School of Music. Vera worked extensively with Dr. Emil Pascarelli at the Miller Institute in New York before developing the program at Manhattan. Both of these women are working very diligently to inform their teaching with good information, scientific methods, and the proper integration of suitable medical intervention when needed. And they are almost alone in academia with the amount of acceptance and support they have generated for their work within their institutions.
_________________________
Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
1931 Bechstein C - now sold
http://www.triangleassociates-us.com/about_us (my day job)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Taubman (a recent article I wrote about one of my teachers)

Top
#2118311 - 07/16/13 12:27 AM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: CleverName]
CleverName Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 119
Thanks for the input, Greg! She does seem to advertise quite a lot that her work is based on sound bio-mechanics, which if true, makes it virtually impossible to refute.

Is anyone here a student or teacher of the method, I wonder? I'm curious about the outcome of the method beyond just injury-prevention; what people's experience has been regarding their sound, virtuosity, etc...

Top
#2118883 - 07/17/13 01:55 AM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: laguna_greg]
Peter K. Mose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1357
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Originally Posted By: laguna_greg

Another teacher who is doing similar good work is Vera Wells, who heads up the ergonomics/injury prevention program at the Manhattan School of Music.


Vera Wills, with an i.

Top
#2118892 - 07/17/13 02:40 AM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: CleverName]
pv88 Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 2630
Type in "Barbara Lister-Sink" at YouTube:

Here is the "introduction" section from the DVD with Barbara playing the Rachmaninoff Prelude in B-flat major, Op. 23, No. 2, to start:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ZsdAEycLs

I like how she begins by repeatedly striking the lowest B-flat on the piano and gradually getting louder until the first octave B-flat is struck which starts the piece!

Top
#2119088 - 07/17/13 01:29 PM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: pv88]
CleverName Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 119
Originally Posted By: pv88
Type in "Barbara Lister-Sink" at YouTube:

Here is the "introduction" section from the DVD with Barbara playing the Rachmaninoff Prelude in B-flat major, Op. 23, No. 2, to start:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ZsdAEycLs

I like how she begins by repeatedly striking the lowest B-flat on the piano and gradually getting louder until the first octave B-flat is struck which starts the piece!


Oh yes, having watched the video and seeing her play live, she's clearly a monster pianist-her playing is unbelievably good. I'm just curious how many of her students achieve something similar...

Top
#2119297 - 07/17/13 09:02 PM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: Peter K. Mose]
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1382
Loc: guess where in CA and WA
Hi Peter,

Thanks for the correction. I can spell, but I can't type very well!
_________________________
Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
1931 Bechstein C - now sold
http://www.triangleassociates-us.com/about_us (my day job)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Taubman (a recent article I wrote about one of my teachers)

Top
#2121363 - 07/22/13 03:50 AM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: CleverName]
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6101
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
I have her DVD and found it useful.
_________________________



Music is my best friend.


Top
#2121426 - 07/22/13 09:28 AM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: CleverName]
BethH Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 33
Loc: WI
I attended a lecture and master class she did a few years ago. I heard a couple of amazing changes in tone with a couple of students.

Easy to watch and hear what she did with the students. Harder to take home any of those changes, however!

Top
#2122584 - 07/25/13 12:15 AM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: BethH]
CleverName Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 119
Originally Posted By: BethH
I attended a lecture and master class she did a few years ago. I heard a couple of amazing changes in tone with a couple of students.

Easy to watch and hear what she did with the students. Harder to take home any of those changes, however!


I imagine that it would it would require a significant amount of hands-on instruction.

Top
#2126713 - 08/02/13 12:33 AM Re: Barbara Lister-Sink Method [Re: CleverName]
CleverName Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 119
Any other thoughts? Anyone actually been a student of her method?

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
My Kawai CA-95 does not record drum patterns
by SP6NIN
09/30/14 06:18 AM
page-turning for tablets
by Barly
09/30/14 04:02 AM
Vertegrand pressure bar loosening
by Chris Leslie
09/30/14 03:47 AM
The Godfather movie theme
by Danijelcro
09/30/14 02:30 AM
taking lessons on a very heavy grand. is it time to upgrade?
by littlebirdblue
09/30/14 02:28 AM
Who's Online
115 registered (barbaram, angusperde, AlexChase, A Guy, 36251, 31 invisible), 1338 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76370 Members
42 Forums
157879 Topics
2318728 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission