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Dr. Teresa Dybvig, Director

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Two discounts to be aware of:
University music major/recent graduate discount
Bring-a-friend discount


Something to decide before you register

After you fill in the form, you will be able to pay your deposit either with PayPal or by check, mailed to:

The Well-Balanced Pianist
P.O. Box 343
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Because everyone receives personal attention, the program is limited to 10 participants. If you want to be sure there are still openings before you send your deposit, please fill out the appropriate registration form and indicate in the message box that you are wondering about openings. We will let you know if there is room for you in the program.

Fees for all programs:
Early-bird Regular
Deposit $409 $489
deposit received/ postmarked by March 10, 2019 June 7, 2019
Balance at check-in $450 $450
Total fee $859* $939*

*Please remember that univesity music majors/recent graduates and those who participate in the Bring-a-friend program receive a $100 tuition discount.

Music major/recent graduate discount. We know this is an important time of your life to develop your professional skills, so we instituted a $100 tuition discount to help you receive more training. Here's how it works:

  • You are eligible for this discount if you are in an undergraduate or graduate music degree program, or graduated from one in the spring of 2018 or later.
  • You will have the opportunity to let us know that you are eligible for the discount when you register.
  • We will ask you to let us know the name of your degree program and graduation date. Please bring your student ID card to check-in.
  • $100 will be deducted from the balance due the first day of the program.
  • Limit: one discount per person.

Bring-a-friend discount. Once you have registered, you can save $100 on your tuition balance by bringing a friend! Here's how it works:

  • First, register.
  • Recommend a friend who has never attended any Well-Balanced Pianist (or Balanced Pianist) program before.
  • When both of you register, be sure that both you and your friend let us know that your friend came to us through your recommendation.
  • You will receive a $100 tuition discount. The discount will be reflected in your balance.
  • Limit: one discount per person.

Registration policies:

  • Because everyone receives generous personal attention, registration is limited to 10 participants. Participants are accepted in the order of registrations received, pending receipt of deposits.
  • Registration is available through June 7, 2019.
  • If you would like to register as an Early Bird, your deposit check must be postmarked, or your PayPal deposit must be received, by March 10, 2019.
  • The fee includes morning munchies, lunches, and dinners. The fee does not include accommodation.
  • Refunds: $75 handling fee is nonrefundable. The remainder of your deposit is refundable until May 15. After May 15, we can refund your deposit only if there is someone on the waiting list to replace you. No refunds after June 7, 2019.
  • Please make checks out to The Well-Balanced Pianist.

Something to decide before you register:

  1. You will be asked if you would like to take advantage of extra 30-minute piano lessons ($45 each). You will be able to specify the teacher you prefer for your extra lessons. Time for extra lessons is limited. You may request more than one extra lesson, but be aware that all requests for the first extra half hour will be accommodated before second extra lessons are scheduled.

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Would you like to read some great reasons to attend The Well-Balanced Pianist? See what past participants have to say.

Note: No previous experience in the Taubman approach or the Feldenkrais Method is necessary for participation in this program.

Students say

"I'll just start off with saying that Feldenkrais has changed my life entirely, and gush on from there. In retrospect, I look at the injury to my ankle as extreme good fortune. It kept me from dancing for a long period, something that had not happened to me before, and, the path to recovery led me to Feldenkrais, and eventually to studying with Sharon Oliensis. I remember my body responded to the work right away. One of the first signs was finding myself lightly bounding up the subway steps two at a time after that first weekend long workshop. Without thinking about it, movement was effortless. That was the beginning. Since then I am not the only one that has been amazed at how much my body has changed.... (becoming) more flexible, more efficient, more capable. All at a time when I had been beginning to feel that my best dancing was behind me. The lessons tend to focus my mind as well as coordinate my body. I am beginning to understand why it is called Awareness Through Movement®. Neither “awareness” nor “movement” ever had a shadow of the meaning for me that they now have. Even ballet class is easier and lighter and-how can this be?--less work because I am beginning to visualize and understand the movement relationships. Working well used to mean working hard, lots of sweat, the effort almost more important than the result. What a joy to be set on the road to freedom. And when we are doing some grueling stretch at the barre I hear Sharon's voice asking: “What would have to soften in order to make that position more comfortable”? It works every time. Thank you so very much."
— Virginia Johnson, Principal Dancer Dance Theater of Harlem

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

"Studying the Taubman Approach with Susan Nowicki has helped me learn to play the piano with more efficiency and freedom. This not only helped me overcome my tendonitis, but has increased my technical ability as a pianist. I feel that what I learned will make me a much better musician and teacher."
— Ashley Johnston, Piano Major
Brigham Young University

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