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 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.
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. 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
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: 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
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. 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
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
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.
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