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The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado:
Travel, Meals, and Accommodation

Timing your travel: If you travel by air, please plan to arrive at the Denver airport by 12:30 pm on July 21 for the main program (earlier will be more comfortable for you, since check-in starts at 1 pm), and by 3 or 4 pm on July 19 for the special one-day packages on July 20. We will have a full day on Tuesday, July 26, so you should plan your departure for no earlier than the morning of July 27.

Please avoid late arrival times if you are staying in university housing.

Travel by air: The closest airport is the Denver International airport (DEN). Many major and smaller budget airlines fly into Denver. When you are looking for flights, check the Jet Blue Airways, Frontier Airlines, and Southwest Airlines websites in addition to your favorite air travel websites, which don't always show budget airline options. From the airport, you can take a 45-minute ride on Super Shuttle to the college. The cost for a shared ride, as of this writing, is $45 excluding tip, and $12 for each additional passenger. We will try to help you coordinate shuttle transportation. You will need the zip code to make a shuttle reservation: 80226.

Please note that if you stay in university housing and do not want to take the 15-20-minute walk back and forth to the music building, you will want to rent a car. Transportation is not available.

Driving: If you are driving, the CCU Music Department address is 9200 W. Ellsworth in Lakewood, CO 80226.

Accommodation: If you would like university accommodation, please let us know when you register.

CCU housing: Some 3-bedroom student apartments have been set aside for us at Colorado Christian University. The housing reservation will cover the entire program, from check-in on July 21 through the morning of July 27. If you are planning to attend a July 20 Special Package, you can check into an apartment on July 19. Checkout time is 10 am on July 27. Late checkout will incur a fee.

If your goal is economy, or to be within walking distance of the program, this is your best bet. For student housing, these apartments are comfortable; they are air-conditioned, non-smoking, and walking distance from the school. There is a kitchen, but no implements or cooking equipment. Your housing fee will be determined after registration closes. At that time, we will ask you if you want an apartment by yourself, or if you would like to share an apartment. The cost will depend on a combination of your choices (whether you want to share an apartment or not, whether you attend the Special Package), and how many people, if any, are available to share an apartment with you. The fee will total between $270 and $990 for your entire stay.

If you would like to stay in a Colorado Christian University apartment, we'll be happy to try to set you up with as many apartment-mates as you would like. Though unfortunately we cannot promise you people to share with, this usually seems to work out. To be on the safe side, we suggest you budget for a stay by yourself.

The CCU apartments are a 15-20-minute walk from the music building (with an excellent coffee shop on the way!). Most people report enjoying the walk. If the walk does not sound appealing to you though, you will need to rent a car to go back and forth. Transportation is not available.

A local volunteer must escort you to your university apartment. Please be considerate, and avoid flights that arrive late. You can find flight arrival times that take airport navigation and travel time into account above.

CCU housing will be limited after June 16.

Hotel: If you are looking for a bit more luxury than university housing can provide, there are several hotels in the area. You can find them by searching for hotels near the music department: 9200 W. Ellsworth, Lakewood, CO 80226 (corner of Garrison and Ellsworth). People who stay at any of the area hotels will need their own transportation.

Meals: You are on your own for breakfast. The CCU apartments have refrigerator, microwave, and stove (though no pots, pans, or utensils). There is also a nearby coffee shop.

Lunches and dinners are included in your fee, except for Sunday, when we have dinner on our own. We will provide salad and sandwich foods for lunches, and Whole Foods will cater our dinners. We will ask you to let us know about your dietary restrictions at registration. We always accommodate people's restrictions. If your dietary needs change after registration, please be sure to let us know.

Lunch is also included on July 20 for those attending a Special Package. You are on your own for dinner, but we will organize a trip to dinner if you want.

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Students say

"Judy Huston understands my body more than anyone else I've encountered."
—Rebecca Olsson, Pianist and Vocalist

"Before studying with Teresa Dybvig, I had studied with several prominent teachers of the Taubman Technique for nine years. Although I made some progress, it was not until I started studying with Terry that my technique finally came together... Terry helped me regain my proper posture and hand shape... Terry not only was able to balance my body; her focus is always on musical expression. She has a unique gift of balancing the teaching of technical skills with the expression of music. I am finally beginning to be where I want to be in my piano playing. I am convinced that this is due to Terry's high quality teaching."
— Thomas B. Stuart
Accompanist and Collaborative Pianist