One-Day Program

Left Hand Skills: Alberti and Arpeggiated Figures

December 4, 2022

Registration is closed for the December 4 Alberti & Arpeggiated Figures program. Please contact us if you wish to be notified of future programs.

Our Fall 2022 One-Day Left Hand Skills Program on Alberti and Arpeggiated figures features clinics, small-group coaching sessions, and bodywork instruction presented by our outstanding faculty in a supportive, interactive environment.

When: Sunday December 4, 2022, 12:00 pm to 5:30 – 6:30 pm Eastern Time US*

Platform: Zoom (a free Zoom account is sufficient)

Faculty: Piano Instructors Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki, and Aston-Patterning Specialist Judy Huston

Participants: Registration is limited to ensure everyone receives personal attention. Pianists high school age and above are invited to participate.

Note: No previous experience in the Taubman Approach or Aston-Patterning is required for participation in this program.

*Depending on enrollment, our days will end between 5:30 – 6:30 pm Eastern. You will spend the same amount of time in clinics, movement, and coaching sessions regardless of the number of participants.

During this program, The Well-Balanced Pianist faculty Teresa Dybvig, Susan Nowicki, and Judy Huston will work with you to to help you play typical Alberti and arpeggiated figures with ease.

Judy Huston will help us start comfortably at the piano. Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki will work with participants in two information-packed clinics. Everyone will receive additional coaching in two small-group sessions following the clinics. A mid-day break will allow us all to begin the second clinic with renewed energy.

Registration is limited so the faculty can give participants personal attention during clinics and coaching sessions.

Topics covered will include fingering strategies and optimal movement for Classical Alberti bass figures, arpeggios in close spacing, arpeggios with distant bass notes, and arpeggios with wide spacing. We will provide sample excerpts to work with and invite you to submit your own for discussion.

The Schedule

The program will begin at 12:00 pm and end between 5:30 – 6:30 pm Eastern.

12:00– 12:45 pm (Eastern) Introduction followed by movement class
12:45 – 1:50 pm Clinic I
2:00 – 3:00 pm* Small group coaching sessions with piano faculty
3:35 – 4:50 pm 10-minute movement class followed by Clinic II
5:00 – 6:00 pm* Small group coaching sessions with piano faculty
6:00 – 6:30 Q&A and Conclusion

*This time slot will be 30-60 minutes depending on enrollment. You will receive the same amount of small-group coaching time regardless of the number of participants. For example, we will arrange the schedule so groups of three have 30-minute sessions and groups of four have 40-minute sessions.

Tuition. Because everyone receives personal attention, the program is limited to 12 participants.

The tuition for the December 4, 2022 one-day program is $375.

Payment is due at registration.

Registration policies:

Because everyone receives generous personal attention, registration is limited to 12 participants. Participants are accepted in the order of registrations received. A place in the program is provisional, pending receipt of the tuition payment. The place is fully secured once the payment is received.

Registration Deadline: November 28, 2022

Refunds: $50 handling fee is nonrefundable. The remainder of your tuition is refundable until November 27, 2022. No refunds after November 27, 2022.

Payments are accepted through PayPal or by check, mailed to:

The Well-Balanced Pianist

P.O. Box 343

Stony Brook, NY 11790

Registration is closed for the December 4 Alberti & Arpeggiated Figures program. Please contact us if you wish to be notified of future programs.

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