The Well-Balanced Pianist on
New York 2015
Focusing on piano technique
The weekend program option is
designed for you if you are not available on Monday, but would like to attend
on Saturday, January 17 (9:30 - 7 pm) and Sunday, January 18 (10 am - 7 pm).
This will be 2 days of
supportive interaction among all of us. For more detailed information about
The Well-Balanced Pianist programs,
please visit www.WellBalancedPianist.com.
The weekend program
- Two half-hour lessons
with Teresa Dybvig or Susan
- Because it's a short
program, we will not have partner groups. However, all private lessons will be
open for observation. If any of the participants choose to practice together,
- You choose what to
work on during your lesson.
- You are invited
(urged, even) to attend as many lessons as your concentratation allows, unless
the student specifies otherwise.
session in the Feldenkrais Method with Sharon
- One class on the
Feldenkrais Method with Sharon
- One Dalcroze class with
- Mealtime discussion
about mindset for practice and performance.
- Your choice of two Saturday
In each clinic, we introduce a concept and work with each
- One clinic on fingering
on Sunday, led by Susan Nowicki and Teresa Dybvig.
- Practice time will be
available to everyone.
- The opportunity to take
extra half-hour piano lessons with Teresa Dybvig or Susan Nowicki ($45) during
the weekend. You can let us know at registration if you want to take advantage
of this option. You can also choose whether you would like to schedule one
extra half-hour lesson or two. Extra lesson times are limited, so requests for
one half-hour will be accommodated before second half-hour lessons are
- The option of
participating in a SPECIAL OUTING, dinner
House on Sunday evening. The food is tasty and there are options for every
at 9:30 am on Saturday. We will work until 7 pm and enjoy soup and salad dinner
afterwards. We will work from 10 am Sunday through 7 pm Sunday, when we hope
you will join us to eat at
Sample Saturday Schedule:
|9:30 am - 10:30
|10:30 am - 12
||2 Clinics - your choice of
|12 noon - 1:30
discussion about practice mindset
|1:30 pm - 2:30
|2:30 - 6:30 pm
||Piano lessons (with
observation) and practice, and private Feldenkrais sessions
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 or the Feldenkrais Method
is necessary for participation in this program.
Oliensis is a masterful and sensitive practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method. I
have experienced excellent results working with her, and I'm eager to recommend
her to all who wish to improve health and feel more comfortable in body and
spirit. Over the years Sharon has significantly improved my pain from scoliosis
and injuries. Moreover I have experienced great benefit as a singer. I am more
grounded, and the work has promoted greater open-throated ease in breathing.
The Method produces natural energy and a feeling of well-being, and I have the
warmest praise for Sharon."
Singer and Actress, New York City
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
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