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
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.
Performers and audience members in our
Interpretation classes have the opportunity to delve into a piece of 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.
Dybvig 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."
Thomas B. Stuart
Accompanist and Collaborative
Long Island, New York
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?!"
-- Mike Koscielski, Cost Analyst, U. S. Navy
"Teresa Dybvig's ultimate goal always seems to
be helping me make music not only with healthy movements but also with an
informed musical sense. I have worked on a variety of music with Terry, from
Baroque to 20th Century and she always offers insightful comments and questions
that enhance my musical interpretation and expression. The words that I feel
best describe Terry's sense of musical expression are refined, precise and
Anna Reiser, Piano
student, Lawrence University
comments from students about The Well-Balanced Pianist program and