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 July 22. When you register, you can
choose between Basic Movements and
Rotation for Changing Direction.
- Four Sunday
clinics to be selected at registration. Clinics
are based on advanced musicianship, the tenets of the Taubman Approach to Piano Technique and the
Feldenkrais Method®. We
will introduce these concepts and work with each participant in these
- Each participant will
have a one-hour private session with either Judy
Huston or Sharon Oliensis. This is included in
- Each participant will be
assigned to prepare a duet or mixed ensemble chosen for you by the faculty.
Duet and mixed ensemble coaching will culminate in an evening of duet and mixed
here to learn more about the duets and mixed ensemble activities for this
- Opening program on
Listening, including introductory talk by Teresa Dybvig and fun
activities, followed by dinner reception
- An open-forum Q&A
session, during which you can ask your own questions!
- Mealtime discussions
about optimal mindset for practice and performance
- One Works-in-Progress
- Practice time will be
available to everyone.
Optional extras which can enhance your knowledge, comfort,
sessions in Aston Patterning, with Judy Huston.
These sessions would either be movement lessons or massage, and are available
at an additional fee of $75 for a one-hour session, payable at check-in. You
can arrange this time in advance when you register, or during the week in the
unlikely event that Judy has any openings. Space is limited for these
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 one-hour session, payable at check-in. You can
arrange this time in advance when you register, or during the week. Space is
limited for these sessions.
- Back by popular demand,
you have the option to participate in a Special
Package on July 20: luxurious long bodywork (massage and/or movement)
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 Thursday, July 21. 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 Thursday, July 21. 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
an opening address, Listening, by Teresa Dybvig, 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
discussion. Click here to see a sample Main
Program day's schedule.
Special Packages will run from 9:30 am through 5:30 pm
on Wednesday, July 20. Check-in will start at 9:00 am.
July 22, 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 is the best July 22 clinic 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 two
clinics 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, Qigong, or
Aston-Patterning is necessary for participation in this program.
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