participants' anonymous evaluations of The Well-Balanced Pianist
"ALL of the
faculty are so warm and generous with their knowledge, expertise,and
encouragement... they make this institute the unique and necessary thing it
mind/body connection as regards piano has made me larn a lot. And I expect to
see continued growth as a result of this experience."
"Ariel is a
very knowledgeable Alexander teacher and I really enjoyed our group class this
year... It was great to have individual work with her after the group
one of my biggest fears, but seeing others play and test new methods in the
memory class helped me realize how I can change."
mealtime discussions were a good morale booster."
were fabulous! I love working with partners as well."
"Aston-Patterning sessions were eye-opening. I love the way
Judy works with people."
Aston-Patterning work has changed my whole outlook on life."
for all the help in not just understanding how to approach the piano, but how
to better understand the psychology of myself. I'm sure we will once again
cross paths! I had a lot of fantastic experiences here."
"I love the
variety and depth of the clinics. All the immediate application was
"I feel like
I have begun to realize that I can be a better self-teacher and progress just
as much on my own as with my teachers."
program has brought awareness to my body in was I've never known before, and
has really helped me understand focusing on learning goals instead of result
"You gave us
new modalities in the performance class AGAIN -- after four
lessons are way more fun than individual lessons! Open, shared learning seems
to go deeper into the brain."
perseverance material in the opening talk was a great springboard for the
program met my expectations and then some. I was hoping I could integrate my
piano practicive activities with bodywork, and this year I succeeded beyond my
"Perseverance has taken on a whole new meaning for me in the
last six days!"
"I love all
the work you do here -- thank you for a really great week."
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