participants' anonymous evaluations of The Well-Balanced Pianist
"It was very moving to see
our peers succeed in tackling a challenging issue."
"The instructors are
energetic, knowledgeable, and inspiring. I left not only feeling like a better
pianist, but also a better person."
"I find that Terry and Susan
are always able to address my questions in addition to inspiring completely new
paths for growth."
"The program met and
exceeded my expectations! I feel like a more capable musician, more in charge
of my learning and progress."
"The program made me see
practicing as an opportunity to explore and be adventurous, and not as a time
to make things "perfect." I am once again comfortable and confident at the
piano and am not worried about hurting myself."
"I walked away from each
private lesson with at least a few pieces of knowledge that immediately helped
my playing, and a bout a dozen other ideas/observations to explore in future
"Terry always has lots of
helpful feedback and presents it constructively. She spends time making sure
that things make sense and that it feels good."
"Partner practice was
invaluable at the beginning, and as I became more comfortable applying concepts
from my lessons I felt able to make progress on my own too."
"The collaborative learning
is what makes this program so successful. We grow together with our fellow
pianists, and this extra support makes it possible to continue doing Taubman
work with confidence."
"All of the clinics I
attended were great. The length allowed for a lot of info without overloading.
Information was presented very clearly and questions were addressed
"It was nice to get time for
hands-on instruction on the material in the clinics."
"The opening talking and
exercises were a great way to kick off the week and cultivate a friendly,
opening, and trusting environment in which to learn."
"I liked the focus on
practice in the opening talk and exercises."
"The evening performance
class was helpful, with a wide variety of styles and levels. I particularly
liked discussion of performance strategies. "
"Terry's suggestions to only
think about a few simple process cues while performing really helped in my
performance on the final night."
Huston] gave me helpful tools for moving in a more coordinated
"I felt much more grounded
after both Feldenkrais [Gil Kelly] group lessons."
Ariel [Alexander Technique]
is great at highlighting one topic and bringing it to life in a short
"Mealtime discussions were
thought-provoking and rewarding."
established a sense of community daily and brought up struggles many of us have
"The Sunday morning walk was
great! It was wonderful to see a bit of the area and very peaceful to be
Thank you, thank you, thank
you, thank you, thank you!!! You are amazingly talented people!
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