Welcome, and thank you for visiting The Well-Balanced Pianist! We hope you find something you need here. Our faculty is dedicated to giving you the tools you need to practice and play the piano well, perform well, teach effectively, and enjoy it all.
On this site you can read all about what we do, learn about upcoming programs, or read about the six core elements of The Well-Balanced Pianist:
If you are a serious pianist or teacher,
you might be interested in the Taubman Approach to piano technique, our guide to comfortable seating at the piano, or online lessons.
What I have learned in three to five days surpasses a full year of instruction elsewhere...Jan MatsonCollaborative Pianist and Collegiate Staff AccompanistJan MatsonCollaborative Pianist and Collegiate Staff Accompanist
The Well-Balanced Pianist offerings are invaluable. What I have learned in three to five days (Colorado and Philadelphia) surpasses a full year of instruction elsewhere, including private study! I strongly recommend to EVERY pianist, of any level of expertise, the intensive, holistic, amazingly supportive environment of the Well-Balanced Pianist.
Here I discover real and objective ways of improving my playing. I find a wealth of new ideas about musical expression in the lectures and group discussions.Rebecca OlssonCollaborative Pianist and TeacherRebecca OlssonCollaborative Pianist and Teacher
I've attended The Well-Balanced Pianist three times, because the information that I get there is always exactly what I need at the time. The program offers such a wide variety of information that I always come away with something applicable and useful to my piano playing. During private lessons I continue to have realizations about my physical self. Here I discover real and objective ways of improving my playing. I find a wealth of new ideas about musical expression in the lectures and group discussions. The variety of activities and interactions have allowed me to learn and grow as a whole person. I notice long-term, continuous growth in my musical abilities and skills. I am now playing and teaching the piano more successfully than I ever would have dreamed possible, thanks to The Well-Balanced Pianist.
They showed me what real piano instruction can and should be...Mike KoscielskiCost Analyst, U. S. NavyMike KoscielskiCost Analyst, U. S. Navy
This year will mark my third year attending The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado. My playing has improved dramatically over the past several years, and I owe it all to The Well-Balanced Pianist. They showed me what real piano instruction can and should be; they introduced me to the Taubman Technique; and they made me realize the difference between just playing the piano and making music-and showed me that I could do it (make music!), too. I guarantee that you will learn a lot, improve your piano technique, and have fun and a fabulous time. What more could the pianist-at any level-ask for?!
If you have focal hand dystonia or another involuntary movement,
You can read about how cooperative movement can help you, and see what our students have to say about our work with dystonia.