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The Balanced Pianist Weekend Seminar: Long Island
designed to help pianists improve their practice, performance, and teaching skills while growing to enjoy all these activities more

When: Saturday, November 20, 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, November 21, 9 am to 12 noon
Where: Frank and Camille's Keyboard Center of Huntington on Route 110 in Melville, New York
Cost: $150 (option to attend Learning Styles portions only, $20)
Who: open to all pianists from high school age and above (previous experience in the Taubman approach and yoga not required)
Instructors: Dr. Teresa Dybvig, pianist, on the faculty of the Taubman Institute (1995 - 2002), and the Golandsky Institute; Sarah Church, Education Consultant on Learning Styles; and Carol Burns, certified Iyengar Yoga instructor

Registration, Full Participants:
  1. As soon as you decide to attend, contact Teresa Dybvig to indicate your intent to attend. She will let you know if there is still space for you and let you know where to send your deposit of $80.
  • Limit: 9 full participants, accepted in the order of notices of intent received, pending receipt of deposit within one week.
  • Priority will be given to full participants, with the exception of those wishing to attend the learning styles portions only.
  • $80 deposit refunded only if there is someone to replace you.
  • The remaining $70 is due on November 20.

Registration, Learning Styles Presentation and Lunchtime Discussion only:
  1. Please notify Teresa Dybvig of your intent to attend by November 13.
  2. $20 fee due on November 20.

The Program:
This will be one and a half packed days of supportive interaction among all of us. For more detailed information about The Balanced Pianist programs, please visit

Each full participant will experience:
1. One 25-minute lesson
  • Each participant will be partnered with other students, probably 2, who will attend your lessons, and, if you choose, your practice.
  • You choose what to work on during your lesson.
  • Everyone is invited (urged even) to attend as many lessons as you can concentrate during, unless the student specifies otherwise.
2. One 2-hour clinic and group class on Playing Single Notes and Chords, based on the Taubman Approach to Piano Technique. Teresa Dybvig will introduce these concepts and work with each participant, showing partners how to coach one another. Then we will break into partner groups so participants can practice together. There will be a variety of basic and progressively more complex material for people to work with during the clinic.
3. Presentation on Using Learning Styles in Practice and Teaching, based on Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles.
4. Discussion about Learning Styles over lunch.
5. Two group classes, on material of your choice, including Q&A and discussion.
6. One yoga class by certified Iyengar Yoga instructor Carol Burns.
7. Practice time will be available to everyone.

The Schedule:

Saturday, November 20
9 am - 11:00 am. Clinic and Group Class: Playing Single Notes and Chords
11 am - 12:30 pm. Presentation: Using Learning Styles in Practice and Teaching
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. Discussion about Learning Styles over lunch
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm. 3 private lessons, with 2 practice rooms available
2:45 pm - 4 pm. Yoga class with Iyengar Yoga instructor Carol Burns
4 pm - 5:15 pm. 3 private lessons, with 2 practice rooms available
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm. Group Class

Sunday, November 21
9 am - 10:15 am. 3 private lessons, with 2 practice rooms available 10:15 am - 12 noon. Group Class

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