I recall discovering Seymour Fink's 'Mastering Piano Technique' three years ago when I was reading Chuan C Chuang's e-book. Fink's method got me really excited, as it was a logical, physiologically based approach to thinking and reasoning about piano technique which had the potential to demystify the secrets behind amazing technical feats as well as prevent injury.
A year later I discovered Thomas Mark's book, and over time I have become convinced that the best way to proceed about learning the piano
for me[/b] is a method/style of teaching that is physiologically based.
Unfortunately, Seymour Fink is retired and Thomas Mark is in Oregon. One can imagine my excitement when I found out about the Taubman technique. I have always wanted to introduce ideas from Fink into my playing, but at my stage I find it very difficult as I do not have enough experience to diagnose my own problems. I am hoping that the Taubman method is similar enough that I can build an excellent framework for learning to think about the piano physiologically.
I'd like to ask whether there is anyone here who is familiar enough with both the work of Fink and Mark as well as with the school of technical thought espoused by Taubman to comment on the similarities/differences between the approaches.
P.S. I might be moving to California soon so...if anyone knows a good Taubman teacher I'd be glad to hear from you