John BloomfieldJohn Bloomfield is a co-founder and senior director of the Golandsky Institute and also serves as its faculty chairman. In demand as a teacher and clinician, he maintains a private studio in New York City and travels frequently to lecture, consult, and give lessons, most recently to Australia.



Mary MoranMary Moran is a co-founder and senior director of the Golandsky Institute. Widely recognized as a teacher of the Taubman Approach and for her work in children’s pedagogy, she has a private studio in Albany, New York and mentors teachers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Canada. She is the author of “Basic Alignment & Rotation – Beginning Lessons in the Taubman Approach”.



Elizabeth SwarthoutElizabeth Swarthout serves on the faculty of the Golandsky Institute and is the director and creator of the Golandsky Institute Berkeley Seminar. She teaches in Richmond, Sacramento and Davis, California and in Granada, Spain. She also teaches a number of out-of-state people by Skype.



Mark SteinerMarc Steiner

Marc Steiner has over thirty years experience with the Taubman Approach. He regularly gives lectures and master classes on the Taubman work and is a former faculty member of the Taubman and Golandsky Institutes.  He performs as pianist with Sierra Ensemble and maintains private teaching studios in the East Bay and Los Angeles areas.


Debbie PoryesDebbie Poryes is a working jazz pianist, composer and teacher living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has been studying the Taubman Approach for 25 years, after injuring herself banging in Jazzclubs!  She studied first with Nina Scolnik and for the last 20 years with John Bloomfield. A faculty member at the Berkeley Jazzschool and Stanford Jazz Workshop, Debbie has many private students including a number through Skype. She has recorded several CDs as a leader of duos, trios and quartets.