Lessons, bodywork sessions,
clinics, and classes are included in the Main Program.
There are also extras for you to choose from,
which can enhance your knowledge, comfort, and skills.
Main Program. You will experience all of this in the Main
- Four half-hour lessons
with Teresa Dybvig or Susan Nowicki
- You will be
partnered with 2 or 3 other students, who will attend your lessons, and, if you
choose, your practice.
- You choose what to
work on during your lesson.
- You are invited
(urged even) to attend as many lessons as your concentration allows, unless the
student specifies otherwise.
- You will have all
your lessons with one teacher. We will make every attempt to assign you to the
teacher you prefer, but as you can imagine, we cannot guarantee. Don't worry!
You will have a good teacher either way!
- One clinic on
- A 55-minute private
session, included in your fee, with either Judy
Huston or Sharon Oliensis
- Opening program on
Courage, including introductory thoughts and fun activities, followed by
- An open-forum Q&A
session, during which you can ask your own questions
- An evening of
- Mealtime discussions
about optimal mindset for practice and performance
- A Performance class in
which everyone will have the opportunity to use particular mindset tools to
practice courage in performance
- A Works-in-Progress
Optional extras which can enhance your knowledge, comfort,
sessions in Aston Patterning, with Judy Huston.
You can explore fitness, general movement, or movement at the piano in these
lessons, which are available at an additional fee of $75 for a 55-minute
session, payable at check-in. You can arrange this time in advance when you
register, or during the week if Judy has any openings. Space is limited for
bodywork sessions, with Sharon Oliensis. These
sessions would either be movement lessons or massage, and are available at an
additional fee of $75 for a 55-minute session, payable at check-in. You can
arrange this time in advance when you register, or during the week if Sharon
has any openings. Space is limited for these sessions.
- Back by popular demand,
you have the option to participate in a Special
Package on June 19: luxurious long bodywork (massage
and/or movement with Sharon, movement with Judy)
sessions and piano lessons. The Special Package is available for
- If you participate in a
Special Package, you will have the option of joining veteran hiker/climber (and
veteran WBP CO participant!) for a Taste of
the Rockies Hike on Wednesday, June 20. Fee for the hike is $5 plus a
nominal contribution toward park entry.
Check-in for the Main Program
will start at 1 pm on Wednesday, June 20. The program will open later that day,
with an orientation meeting at 4:00 pm. From 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm there will be
opening thoughts on Courage, followed by some fun activities and a
reception of light dinner with some 4-hand entertainment provided by Ms.
Nowicki and Ms. Dybvig, along with entertainment by any others who would like
to join in! The following days will begin at 9 am and end at approximately 9
pm, and will include lessons, clinics, bodywork, and mindset discussions.
Click here to see a sample Main Program day's
Special Packages will run from 9:30 am through 5:30 pm
on Tuesday, June 19. Check-in will start at 9:00 am.
June 21, we will begin our day with a clinic. You can choose between two
when you register. One will help participants who are new to us get a good
start on incorporating healthy movement. The other is for returning
participants to focus on a more complex aspect of movement. If you are unsure
about which June 21 clinic is best for you, don't worry. Just ask when you
Sunday Clinic Day
We will spend Sunday morning in the foothills
of Golden, Colorado, where you will have the choice of participating in a
clinic or enjoying the outdoors. Rides to the area will be available for those
without cars. In the afternoon we will return to CCU, where you will have two
more clinics of your choice, a mindset discussion, and duet coaching. You will
be asked at registration to choose the clinics you would like to participate in.
Would you like to
read some great reasons to attend The Well-Balanced
Pianist? See what past participants
have to say.
No previous experience in the Taubman approach, the Feldenkrais
Method®, or Aston-Patterning is necessary for participation in this
from our undemanding walk
to downtown Golden,
Scene from our demanding walk in the
foothills. That's a
person at the top!
Relaxing in the
Aston-Patterning specialist Judy
helping people with whole-body movement
at the piano
Students enjoying Susan Nowicki's shaping