New York 2019:
Click here to register
Two discounts to be aware of:
University music major/recent graduate discount
Something to decide
before you register
After you fill in the form, you will be able
to pay your deposit either with PayPal or by check, mailed to:
P.O. Box 343
Stony Brook, NY 11790
everyone receives personal attention, the program is limited to 10
participants. If you want to be sure there are still openings before you send
your deposit, please fill out the appropriate registration form and indicate in
the message box that you are wondering about openings. We will let you know if
there is room for you in the program.
for all programs:
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*Please remember that univesity music
majors/recent graduates and those who participate in the Bring-a-friend program
receive a $100 tuition discount.
graduate discount. We know this is an important time of your life to
develop your professional skills, so we instituted a $100 tuition discount to
help you receive more training. Here's how it works:
- You are eligible for
this discount if you are in an undergraduate or graduate music degree program,
or graduated from one in the spring of 2018 or later.
- You will have the
opportunity to let us know that you are eligible for the discount when you
- We will ask you to let
us know the name of your degree program and graduation date. Please bring your
student ID card to check-in.
- $100 will be deducted
from the balance due the first day of the program.
- Limit: one discount per
discount. Once you have registered, you can save $100 on your tuition
balance by bringing a friend! Here's how it works:
- Recommend a friend who
has never attended any Well-Balanced Pianist (or Balanced Pianist) program
- When both of you
register, be sure that both you and your friend let us know that your friend
came to us through your recommendation.
- You will receive a $100
tuition discount. The discount will be reflected in your balance.
- Limit: one discount per
- Because everyone receives generous
personal attention, registration is limited to 10 participants. Participants
are accepted in the order of registrations received, pending receipt of
- Registration is available through June 7,
- If you would like to register as an Early
Bird, your deposit check must be postmarked, or your PayPal deposit must be
received, by March 10, 2019.
- The fee includes morning munchies,
lunches, and dinners. The fee does not include accommodation.
- Refunds: $75 handling fee is
nonrefundable. The remainder of your deposit is refundable until May 15. After
May 15, we can refund your deposit only if there is someone on the waiting list
to replace you. No refunds after June 7, 2019.
- Please make checks out to The
Something to decide before you register:
- You will be asked if you
would like to take advantage of extra 30-minute piano lessons ($45 each). You
will be able to specify the teacher you prefer for your extra lessons. Time for
extra lessons is limited. You may request more than one extra lesson, but be
aware that all requests for the first extra half hour will be accommodated
before second extra lessons are scheduled.
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Would you like to
read some great reasons to attend The Well-Balanced
Pianist? See what past participants
have to say.
No previous experience in the Taubman approach or the Feldenkrais Method
is necessary for participation in this program.
"I'll just start off
with saying that Feldenkrais has changed my life entirely, and gush on from
there. In retrospect, I look at the injury to my ankle as extreme good fortune.
It kept me from dancing for a long period, something that had not happened to
me before, and, the path to recovery led me to Feldenkrais, and eventually to
studying with Sharon Oliensis. I remember my body responded to the work
right away. One of the first signs was finding myself lightly bounding up the
subway steps two at a time after that first weekend long workshop. Without
thinking about it, movement was effortless. That was the beginning. Since then
I am not the only one that has been amazed at how much my body has changed....
(becoming) more flexible, more efficient, more capable. All at a time when I
had been beginning to feel that my best dancing was behind me. The lessons tend
to focus my mind as well as coordinate my body. I am beginning to understand
why it is called Awareness Through Movement®. Neither awareness
nor movement ever had a shadow of the meaning for me that they now
have. Even ballet class is easier and lighter and-how can this be?--less work
because I am beginning to visualize and understand the movement relationships.
Working well used to mean working hard, lots of sweat, the effort almost more
important than the result. What a joy to be set on the road to freedom. And
when we are doing some grueling stretch at the barre I hear Sharon's voice
asking: What would have to soften in order to make that position more
comfortable? It works every time. Thank you so very
Principal Dancer Dance Theater of Harlem
Before studying with
Teresa Dybvig, I had studied with several prominent teachers of the
Taubman Technique for nine years. Although I made some progress, it was not
until I started studying with Terry that my technique finally came together...
Terry helped me regain my proper posture and hand shape... Terry not only was
able to balance my body; her focus is always on musical expression. She has a
unique gift of balancing the teaching of technical skills with the expression
of music. I am finally beginning to be where I want to be in my piano playing.
I am convinced that this is due to Terry's high quality teaching."
Thomas B. Stuart
Accompanist and Collaborative
"Studying the Taubman
Approach with Susan Nowicki has helped me learn to play the piano with
more efficiency and freedom. This not only helped me overcome my tendonitis,
but has increased my technical ability as a pianist. I feel that what I learned
will make me a much better musician and teacher."
Ashley Johnston, Piano Major
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