Musicianship at The Well-Balanced Pianist

Opportunities to improve your musicianship are woven throughout The Well-Balanced Pianist programs. By helping remove technical barriers and improve your listening and understanding of different styles, our instructors help you to allow your inner artist to emerge.

Piano instructors Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki are experienced musicians and performers who will help you bring your own unique artistry to life. In every program, you have the chance to work with them in lessons, clinics, and classes.

Those who attend our Interpretation classes have the opportunity to delve into music with one of our master teachers, exploring musical styles through rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic elements.

Clinics such as “Tension and resolution in music,” “Using pulse meter, and rhythm as guides to musical expression,” and “Creating a variety of sounds” give you concrete tools for expression. A highlight of one of our Pennsylvania programs was Jan Krzywicki’s presentation on the Baroque dance music origins of much of classical music. Knowing what dance the composer was writing helps us to express the music the way the composer heard it.