Edna Golandsky of The Golandsky Institute: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became An Artist

An Interview With Edward Sylvan

I wish someone told me that it is okay to be happy with what I have accomplished and not miserable about what I haven’t yet accomplished. Despite having founded two institutes, continually training and mentoring teachers, giving conferences and seminars all over the world while maintaining a busy teaching schedule, I still see so much more that needs to be done. And I need to constantly remind myself to be at peace with what I can do.

  1. I wish someone had told me that no matter how obvious and beneficial it may be, knowledge is not always necessarily accepted. Regardless of the fact that pianists have used this approach all over the world, the universities and conservatories have continued with traditional teaching methods.
  2. I wish someone had told me the importance of branding and marketing a new idea, no matter how elegant and useful it may be. Because I am first and foremost a pedagogue, not a marketing person, the Taubman Approach has not had the visibility that it should have.
  3. I wish someone told me that great results don’t speak for themselves. Several people have tried to approach the science writer from a notable news outlet. Even though I have story after story of people who came from dysfunctionality to full functionality, the writer’s response was that she wanted scientific studies before even accepting to interview me.
  4. I wish someone told me that it is okay to be happy with what I have accomplished and not miserable about what I haven’t yet accomplished. Despite having founded two institutes, continually training and mentoring teachers, giving conferences and seminars all over the world while maintaining a busy teaching schedule, I still see so much more that needs to be done. And I need to constantly remind myself to be at peace with what I can do.

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Edward Sylvan, CEO of Sycamore Entertainment Group

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