The Well-Balanced Pianist on
Taste of the Rockies Hike
June 20, 2018
6:30 am to 2:00
Coloradan Joe Ceurvorst, a
veteran of The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado as well as many hikes in local as
well as faraway destinations, would like to lead you on a "Taste of the
Rockies" hike to
Canyon State Park, near Boulder. The six-mile hike is mostly downhill, with
a slightly strenuous bit about halfway through. The elevation is about 7,500
feet, but the total elevation gain in the course of the hike is just 600 feet.
You will have great views of Indian Peaks, cross a beautiful meadow, visit
South Boulder Creek, get in a bit of clambering, and end your walk at the State
Park visitors center, where you will eat lunch. Joe has designed the hike with
a moderate fitness level in mind. He loves the outdoors, and wants you to enjoy
A $5 fee will cover your lunch. Every car
will be charged a nominal fee at the State Park entrance.
Things to bring on the hike
Is the hike for you?
- on you: sunscreen, a light hat, and
lightweight hiking boots (tennis shoes would be doable, although they tend to
slip on loose rocks on the trail)
- in a small daypack: a couple of small
snacks, 2-3 liters of water, and a jacket
- Joe says you don't need to be in Everest
condition, but you do need to be capable of walking a few hours in the heat at
- If you want to go on the hike, you must
provide an emergency contact at registration.
Joe Ceurvorst (left) has had the good fortune to have
hiked and climbed throughout the world. Just a few places he's climbed include
Denali (Alaska), Vinson (Antarctica), Torres del Paine (Patagonia), Kilimanjaro
(Africa), Nepal, Rainer (Washington), Hood (Oregon), Shasta (California),
Yosemite (California), Grand Teton (Wyoming), Winds (Wyoming), Katahdin (Maine)
and Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) (he says "you folks back east" might
recognize this one!). Of course he's also trekked on numerous peaks in
Joe promises your hike won't be on
terrain like this:
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,
Huston is a phenomenal body practitioner. She has an amazing ability to
assess physical problems and offer practical solutions. Her work is very subtle
and yet the results are far-reaching. After a session with her, I floated out
of the room!"
Instructor, Vancouver, Canada
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