participants' anonymous evaluations of The Well-Balanced Pianist
"This was the most friendly,
stress-free workshop I've ever attended."
"I love how many areas are
addressed in just a weekend! Technically, my playing is changed. I have a
better understanding of the expressive tools at my disposal. I have a list of
books to go home and explore. I have new ideas for exploring new movement in my
body. I have a stronger connection to other pianists and wonderful human
"My lessons with Terry
[Director and Piano Instructor] were over-too-soon."
Instructor] has an amazing way of tapping into the mind's learning
"Ariel is a real gem! Some
of my back pain was relieved."
"The O Passo class
was lots of fun and intriguing."
"Mealtime discussions were
interesting and insightful."
"I like that the clinics
involve movement and lots opportunities to 'do it yourself'."
elements' clinic was great."
"Watching other people's
problems and corrections helped me clarify my knowledge."
"The program exceeded my
expectations. It was a very nurturing and cooperative environment. Both the
teachers and students were great to work with."
"Ariel is wonderful [our
Alexander Technique instructor]."
"Wow! I could have spent a
week on O Passo . It was such an uplifting experience to really feel the
rhythm in my body as opposed to just analyzing it on paper."
"In addition to working on
some of my technical issues, I feel that my musical perspectives have expanded
and deepened. My interest in rhythm and articulation has
"So great to be able to
observe lessons! I feel that we accomplished a lot in the short lesson
"I enjoyed the mealtime
discussions, and felt that Terry, Susan, and Ariel's comments widened the
perception of the experience considerably."
"The other attendees were so
willing to share/help/teach each other -- that was very
"The cross section of people
attending was great! Different ages and walks of life, backgrounds,
"You have me hooked!!"
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