Harold Taylor graduated from the Royal Manchester College of Music (now the RNCM) and then studied in Paris under Thiberge and Alfred Cortot. His knowledge of pianism and pianists was encyclopaedic and he brought to his teaching both expertise and a sympathetic understanding. This book draws on a combination of Alexander Technique and the teaching of pianist Raymond Thiberge to propound a piano method that is all about overall mental and physical coordination rather than analysing different elements of technique.
“Harold Taylor's book seeks to reconcile the teachings of F Matthias Alexander and Raymond Thiberge and is a fine and precise study of the art of teaching and performing. ”