The Well-Balanced Pianist on
The Well-Balanced Pianist
Meals, and Accommodation
travel: If you travel by air, please
plan to arrive at the Denver airport by 12:30 pm on June 20 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 June 18 for the special one-day packages on June
19. We will have a full day on Monday, June 25, so you should plan your
departure for no earlier than the morning of June 26.
Please avoid late arrival times if you
are staying in university housing.
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
Shuttle to the college. We will try to connect participants who are
traveling the same day, so you can save money while traveling nonstop to and
from the airport. You will need the address of the music building to make a
shuttle reservation: 9200 W. Ellsworth, Lakewood, CO 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 need to rent a car. Transportation is not
If you are driving, the CCU Music Department address is
W. Ellsworth in Lakewood, CO 80226.
Accommodation: If you would
like university accommodation, please let us know when you register.
CCU housing: Five 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 June 20
through the morning of June 26. If you are planning to attend a June 19 Special
Package, you can check into an apartment on June 18. Checkout time is 10 am on
June 26. 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
Your housing fee will be determined after
registration closes. It will depend on a combination of your own 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 $320 and $1175 for your entire stay. You may be
able to equal or better the higher price at a hotel, but you will also need to
rent a car.
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
A local volunteer must escort you to
your university apartment when you arrive. 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 May
Hotel: If you are looking for
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.
If you would like to stay at a local hotel, we suggest you make your
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 Saturday, 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 June 19 for
those attending a Special Package. You are on your own for dinner, but
we will help you find a place to eat.
Huston understands my body more than anyone else I've
Pianist and Vocalist
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