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Teresa Dybvig and Students

Summer 2016

The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado, my dream program's biggest Learning Festival, will return to Lakewood, CO from July 20 - 26. The Main Program will take place from July 21 - 26, with Special Packages where participants receive extra attention (back by popular demand!) on July 20. It will be a week of intensive and interactive work with pianists Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki, Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston, and Feldenkrais specialist Sharon Oliensis. I invite you to join us!

Spring 2016

My stint as guest pianist with the Amicizia Trio ended with a jubilant performance of Mozart's trio K 548, and Schubert's Piano Trio in Bb Major, on the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council's Triad series in Stony Brook, NY on April 3.

The Amicizia Trio season continued, with piano trios by Mozart, Schubert, and Shostakovich on March 6 at 2 pm at Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, NY.

Winter 2016

I performed Mozart's joyful trio K 548, and Shostakovich's intense piano trio, op. 67, with the Amicizia Trio on February 28 at 5 pm at Frank and Camille's Shigeru Concert Series in Melville, NY.

I performed piano trios by Mozart, Schubert, and Shostakovich with the Amicizia Trio on February 7 at 2 pm at the North Shore Public Library in Shoreham, NY.

AUTUMN 2015

The Well-Balanced Pianist was back at the home of Susan Nowicki in Wyndmoor, PA for our 2015 Pennsylvania from October 10 through 12. This was a 3-day program of intensive, happy, and interactive work. Susan Nowicki and I taught piano, while Alexander Instructor Ariel Weiss gave her usual wonderful class, and offered private sessions that benefit our students so greatly. Participants experienced lessons, clinics, coaching, readings and discussions on practicing and teaching, and duets!

Spring 2015

I played a recital of Debussy Preludes, Janacek's colorful and emotional On an Overgrown Path, and Beethoven's great Sonata, op. 28 (Pastorale) on the Grace Notes Concert Series at Bellport United Methodist Church on April 12, 2:30 pm, 185 South Country Road in Bellport, New York. Thanks to everyone who attended on that beautiful spring day!

Winter 2015

The Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation had me present "Setting the Stage for Mental and Physical Freedom in Performance for members and prospective members, at the Selden branch of Middle Country Library on March 6.

I played a recital including seven Debussy Preludes and Beethoven's great Sonata, op. 28 (Pastorale) on Frank and Camille's Shigeru Concert Series on February 15, 4-5 pm, 482 Route 110 in Melville, New York. Thank you to everyone who came to listen when it was 14 degrees out.

Check out my performance preparation blog on pianopedagogy.org. Entitled "Diary of a Return," it is a day-by-day account of the last eight weeks of preparing a solo recital after several years off. I almost have enough time to talk about all the performance preparation tools I recommend to my students!

The Well-Balanced Pianist New York, met again in my home, from January 17 - 19. It was another 3-day program of intensive, happy, and interactive work. 40+ lessons, 7+ clincs and classes, practice, and mindset discussions! Susan Nowicki and I taught piano, while Feldenkrais specialist Sharon Oliensis gave classes and private bodywork sessions. We had a special treat this time - a Dalcroze class given by the eminent Dorothea Cook!

Autumn 2014

Check out my ongoing performance preparation blog on pianopedagogy.org. Entitled "Diary of a Return," it is a day-by-day account of the last eight weeks of preparing a solo recital after several years off. I almost have enough time to talk about all the performance preparation tools I recommend to my students!

Summer 2014

The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado, my dream program's biggest Learning Festival, returned to Lakewood, CO from July 23 - 29. The main program took place from July 24- 29, with special packages where participants can get extra attention (back by popular demand!) on July 23. It was a week of intensive and interactive work with myself and Susan Nowicki teaching piano, Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston, and bodywork/movement specialist Joe Stoller. Click here to see a scrapbook with quotes, pictures, and descriptions of activities.

Winter 2014

My amazing student, Grace Cimaszewski, was awarded the coveted first prize in the Late Advanced category of the Suffolk Piano Teachers annual competition, for her performance of the Chopin Scherzo in Bb minor. Congratulations, Grace!

AUTUMN 2013

The Well-Balanced Pianist was back at the home of Susan Nowicki in Wyndmoor, PA for The Well-Balanced Pianist Pennsylvania 2013 from October 8 through 10. This was a 3-day program of intensive, happy, and interactive work. Susan Nowicki and I taught piano, while Alexander Instructor Ariel Weiss gave a wonderful class, and offered private sessions that benefitted our students greatly. Again this year, O Passo instructor Thomas Mullaney led us in this unique discipline to help us feel the beat and meter. Click here for a scrapbook about both the New York and Pennsylvania 2013 programs.

Winter 2013

This year we tried something new -- The Well-Balanced Pianist New York, met in my home from January 11 - 13. It was another 3-day program of intensive, happy, and interactive work. Susan Nowicki and I taught piano, while Feldenkrais specialist Sharon Oliensis gave classes and private bodywork sessions. Click here for a scrapbook about both the New York and Pennsylvania 2013 programs.

Summer 2012

The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado, my dream program's biggest Learning Festival, returned to Lakewood, CO from July 18 - 24. The main program took place from July 19 - 24, with special packages where participants can get extra attention (back by popular demand!) on July 18. It was a week of intensive and interactive work with myself and Susan Nowicki teaching piano, Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston, and Feldenkrais specialist Bob Schlesinger. Click here to see a scrapbook with quotes, pictures, and descriptions of activities.

Spring 2012

Clavier Companion featured me in a Q&A on April 17. To read the interview, just go to Clavier Companion's Facebook site, scroll down to where you see, "We are thrilled to have Teresa Dybvig...," and click on "View all comments."

AUTUMN 2011

The Well-Balanced Pianist was back at the home of Susan Nowicki in Wyndmoor, PA for The Well-Balanced Pianist Pennsylvania 2011 from October 8 through 10. This was a 3-day program of intensive, happy, and interactive work. Susan Nowicki and I taught piano, while Alexander Instructor Ariel Weiss gave a wonderful class, and offered private sessions that benefitted our students greatly. And this year, O Passo instructor Thomas Mullaney led us in this unique discipline to help us feel the beat and meter.

SUMMER 2011

I spoke about my work with pianists with dystonia at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Pre-Conference on Wellness on July 27.

WINTER 2011

I spoke at the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation on bringing Classical music to life on Wednesday, January 5 at the Middle Country Public Library.

AUTUMN 2010

I spoke at the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation as part of a panel on practice strategies, on Wednesday, November 3 at the home of one of the members.

I directed The Well-Balanced Pianist Pennsylvania 2010, a 3-day program of intensive and interactive work with pianists Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki, and Alexander Instructor Ariel Weiss. The program ran from October 9 through 11 at the home of Susan Nowicki in Wyndmoor, PA.

SUMMER 2010

I directed The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado 2010, a 6-day program of intensive and interactive work with piano instructors Susan Nowicki and myself, Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston, and Feldenkrais practitioner Gil Kelly. This year for the first time, we had three special packages on July 21: one for private lessons, one for bodywork, and one for musicians with dystonia. We were all happy with those special packages -- those who took advantage of them absolutely flourished!

AUTUMN 2009

I directed The Well-Balanced Pianist Pennsylvania 2009. This was a 3-day program of intensive and interactive work with pianists Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki, and Alexander Instructor Ariel Weiss Holyst. The program ran from October 10 through 12 at the home of Susan Nowicki in Wyndmoor, PA.

SUMMER 2009

In Cooperation with Colorado Christian University, I directed The Well-Balanced Pianist Colorado 2009. It was a 6-day program of intensive and interactive work with piano instructors Susan Nowicki and myself, Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston, and Feldenkrais practitioner Gil Kelly. The program ran from July 23 through 28 in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver.

I performed Brahms Waltzes with Yiyi Ku on her piano recital at Wading River Congregational Church on June 21 at 4 pm. The church is located at 2057 North Country Road in Wading River, NY. Yiyi moved to California with her husband, and this recital was a farewell and celebration of all the connections she has made during just a few years here on Long Island. Yiyi played both solo and ensemble music. Performers included pianist colleagues from the area, friends, and students.


SPRING 2009

Tom Stuart presented a vocal and piano recital with baritone Brian Weber, “The Popular Rage: Music from the Turn of the Century" at the Ringwood Public Library in Ringwood, NY, on Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 pm. Tom played a Joplin rag and "The Alcotts" from Charles Ives' Concord Sonata, and the rest of the recital will be devoted to music by Cadman, Ives, and others, includings such hits as "Harvest Moon" and "Meet me in St. Louis, Louis."

Benjamin Steinhardt performed a German Lieder concert with a group of wonderful singers - Helen Gabrielsen, Beverly Love, Jessica Grigg, Kala Maxym, and David Mitchell - at the Greenwich Music House at 46 Barrow Street in Manhattan, on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm. The program included music by Berg, Brahms, Mahler, Schubert, and Zemlinksy.

Sarah G., Sarah H., and Catherine H. performed at the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Festival Recital on Sunday, April 26 at the Sachem Library. Sarah G. played William Gillock's Flamenco; Sarah H. played Bartok's Bagpipers from the Sonatina, and Catherine H. played Lecuona's Danza Negra from Danzas Afro-Cubanos. They all had personal victories, AND the performances were spectacular!

WINTER 2009

My Well-Balanced Pianist colleague Susan Nowicki and I performed solo and ensemble music in a gala program to celebrate the new piano at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Colorado, at 3 pm on Sunday, February 8. The church is located at 9200 West 10th Avenue.

My Well-Balanced Pianist colleague Susan Nowicki and I presented a program on healthy movement and performance mindset from 3-6 PM on February 6 in C-199 (Chamber Hall) of the Imig Music Building at Colorado University. The program is sponsored by the CU Piano Department, CU Jazz Piano Department, and Boulder Area Music Teacher's Association (BAMTA), with the CU chapter of MTNA as host.

AUTUMN 2008

Jonathan Howe performed a solo piano recital at Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane in Southampton, New York, on Sunday, December 21 at 2 pm. The program featured music of Debussy, Grieg, and Barber, as well as Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata. Admission free.

Thomas Stuart performed a recital with baritone Brian Weber, "Music as the Food of Love," at Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane in Southampton, New York, on Sunday, November 23 at 5 pm. The program features Schumann's Leiderkries and other songs of love by Finzi and Ravel, as well as solo piano works by Schumann and Liszt. Admission is $15.

Benjamin Steinhardt performed a concert of American music with the wnderful soprano Helen Gabrielsen at the Greenwich Music House at 46 Barrow Street in Manhattan, on Sunday, November 23 at 7 pm. The program will include songs by Barber, Ives, Rorem, and new vocal music by Marc Chan and Dag Gabrielson, as well as solo piano works by Cowell, Rorem, and Chan.

I presented The Middle Place, thoughts about living, learning, and playing the piano, to the Association of Piano Teachers Long Island on November 19, at 10 am, at the Garden Center Community Church in Garden City, New York. Free to first-time non-members, $5 for returning non-members.

Jennifer Hoppe played music of Rachnaninoff, Poulenc, Schubert, Haydn, Strauss, and more with Soprano Sarah Coburn at the Joslyn Art Museum's Witherspoon Concert Hall in Omaha, Nebraska at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 18 - and she got a great mention in the review!.

Jennifer Hoppe served as the entire orchestra in a concert version of Bellini's opera Norma on the Calvary St. George's Concert Series at Calvary Church, 277 Park Avenue South, Wednesday, October 22 at 8 pm. Whew!


SUMMER 2008

I directed The Balanced Pianist Wisconsin 2008, hosted by Viterbo University. This was a 6-day program of intensive and interactive work with piano instructors Susan Nowicki and myself, Alexander Instructor Diane Foust, and a special evening workshop by Gulchin Tarabus. The program ran from July 25 through 30 at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisonsin.

In Cooperation with Colorado Christian University, I directed The Balanced Pianist Colorado 2008. This was a 6-day program of intensive and interactive work with piano instructors Susan Nowicki and myself, and Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston. The program ran from July 10 through 15 in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver.


SPRING 2008

I presented Assessment of a retraining program in improving pianists' involuntary movements, a retrospective study I did with Nina Scolnik of our students with dystonia, tremors, and other involuntary movements, on May 9 at the 12th European Congress on Musician's Medicine/3rd International Congress on Musician's Medicine at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan, Italy.

Jamie K., Sarah G., Sarah H., Rachel G., and Catherine H. performed at the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Festival Recital at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 13 at the Sachem Library. As Catherine says, they "rocked it!"


WINTER 2008

Mary Ellen Haupert performed the Shostakovich Quintet for Piano and Strings with the Artaria Quartet on a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday February 29 in the Fine Arts Center at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. There was not only fine playing, but also an a la mode dessert at intermission! Seriously, it was worth going for the music alone.

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen performed a duet recital in St. Peter MN at Gustavus Adolphus College, Bjorling Recital Hall, on Friday February 29 at 7:30 p.m. These two have the kind of ensemble and unity of interpretation only available to the married, always worth hearing.

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen performed a duet recital in Minneapolis at at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2315 Chicago Avenue, Sunday February 24 at 3 p.m.

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen performed a duet recital, in Mankato, MN on Saturday, February 16 at 10 a. m. at Pathstone Living.

Sarah H. and Catherine H. performed at the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Formal Recital at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 27 at the Sachem Library. Fantastic!

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen appeared on January 17 at noon on a Thursday Musical program at Landmark Center, St. Paul, playing Mozart's Sonata in F, K. 397.


AUTUMN 2007

Tom Stuart, with baritone Brian Weber presented a recital, “The Popular Rage: Music from the Turn of the Century" at the Montauk Library in Montauk, NY, on September 9 at 3:30 pm. Tom played a Joplin rag and "The Alcotts" from Charles Ives' Concord Sonata, and the rest of the recital was devoted to songs like "Harvest Moon" and "Meet me in St. Louis, Louis." There was audible sniffling from the audience during "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away," and we even got a chance to sing along at the end. Thank you!


SUMMER 2007

I presented a poster on Habits Common to Pianists with Dystonia and other Involuntary Movements at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Oakbrook, IL (just outside Chicago), on August 2-4, 2007.

The Balanced Pianist Wisconsin 2007 was a 6-day program, July 23 through July 28, hosted by Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, of intensive and interactive work with pianists Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki, Alexander Technique teacher Diane Foust, and Yoga instructor Chris Saudek.

The Balanced Pianist Colorado 2007 was a 6-day program, July 12 through July 17 in cooperation with Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado, of intensive and interactive work with pianists Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki, and Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston.


SPRING 2007

Hanna B., Sarah G., Rachel G., Sarah H., and Catherine H. performed at the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Festival at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 15 at the Sachem Library. Lovely!

It was my good fortune to play Beethoven's Spring and Kreutzer Sonatas and other works for violin and piano with the fantastic violinist Linda Sinanian on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 7 pm at the North Shore Public Library.


WINTER 2007

My article on similarities in habits among pianists with dystonia, essential tremor, and other involuntary movements appeared in the February issue of Clavier magazine. You can find it under the vague title, "Moving Naturally." The article contains some photos of coordinate and incoordinate alignment, and descriptions of habits among these pianists of alignment and movement in the shoulders, wrist, knuckles, and fingers, and some suggestions for correcting them. I hope you will let me know if the information is useful or interesting to you. You can read some questions and answers generated from the article by clicking here.

I played solo piano music by Messiaen and Janacek, and music by Beethoven and Vaughn Williams with fantastic violinist Linda Sinanian on Margarethe Maimone's creative concert series, Ridotto, on Sunday January 7, at 4 pm.


AUTUMN 2006

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen performed a duet recital, at the University of Nebraska in Omaha on Sunday, November 12 at 7:30 p. m. This will be a big program, of all four Mozart 4-hand sonatas! These two have the kind of ensemble and unity of interpretation only available to the married. They also performed this recital at the following locations and dates: Saturday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. in Winona MN at Central Lutheran Church; Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. in St. Louis Park MN at Westwood Lutheran Church; Thursday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Bloomington, MN for Thursday Musical, at Bloomington Center for the Arts; Saturday, October 21 at 4 p.m. at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Toledo, OH; and Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Mankato, MN, at Bethany Lutheran College. Whew!

Mary Ellen Haupert and her colleague Timothy Schorr performed a piano duet recital featuring music for four hands and one piano by Mozart, Schubert and Ravel. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. The concert, part of the university’s Homecoming/Reunion and Parents and Family Weekend celebration, will be in the Moser Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

Tom Stuart, with baritone Brian Weber presented a recital, “Simple Gifts: British and American Folksongs.” at the Montauk Library in Montauk, NY, on September 10 at 3:30 pm. Tom played a Joplin rag to get everyone in the mood and then Brian joined him for more than an hour of songs. It was a great success -- they even got a rave review! Congratulations!


SUMMER 2006

The Balanced Pianist Colorado 2006 was a 6-day program, July 6 through July 11 in cooperation with Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado, of intensive and interactive work with pianists Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki, and Aston-Patterning specialist Judy Huston. 3-day and 4-day program options were also available on a limited basis. Judging from the growth of the participants in pianistic (and all sorts of other) ways, this was a great success. Thank you to all who attended! See our scrapbook. (opens in a new window).


SPRING 2006

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen performed a duet recital, as a benefit for Global Missions (a program of Luther Seminary in St. Paul) at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 612 Division St. in La Crosse on Sunday evening, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. The program included two four-hand piano sonatas by Mozart; Moravian Dances by Janacek and "Klid" by Dvorak; Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", and the "Dolly" Suite by Faure.

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen performed a short duet recital, as a benefit for Global Missions (a program of Luther Seminary in St. Paul) at Advent Lutheran Church in Anoka, on Sunday April 30 between services, starting at about 9:50 a.m. They played music by Mozart and Faure.

Sarah G., Rachel G., Sarah H., and Catherine H. performed at the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Festival at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 23 at the Sachem Library. Their playing was enthusiastic and inspired!

Yung-Eun Choe performed a faculty recital at 7:30 pm. on April 20th at the Sam Houston State University Music Hall. The program included works by Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Brian Herrington. Yung-Eun is a wonderful artist. I hope you got to hear this recital.

My recording of Louise Talma's Piano Sonata no. 1 was broadcast on Saturday, March 25 on the “Modern Masterpieces,” produced by Alan Chapman at Classical Public Radio Network this weekend. Modern Masterpieces usually airs at 10 pm Saturday evening. If the program starts at 10, the Talma should be on around 10:10. You can also listen to the live feed on Pacific time on KUSC. Some of the stations in the Classical Public Radio Network that may carry Modern Masterpieces include WBHM-Birmingham, KVOD-Denver, KUSC-LA WBNI-Fort Wayne, IN WFSQ-Tallahasee WNIU-DeKalb
WOSU-Columbus, OH, and Public Radio Tulsa.

Kevin Wong's junior recital took place at 7:30 pm. on March 11th in Irion hall on Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126. The program included music by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff. Kevin plays with involved expression and authority. It was a wonderful evening!

Tom Stuart performed a vocal recital with baritone Brian Weber on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. at Saint Michael's Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway in Amagansett, NY. These serious musicians presented music by Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, and more! A free will offering was requested.

Congratulations to Celeste Johnson, who received First Place in the Piano Division of the Rochester Music Guild Scholarship Competition in early February!


SUMMER 2005

I presented a poster on Strengthening Musical Memory Using the Dunn & Dunn Learning Styles Perceptual Modalities at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Oakbrook, IL (just outside Chicago), on August 3-6, 2005.


SPRING 2005

I performed a recital of works by Bach, Messiaen, Haydn, and Schumann on Sunday, April 10th, 2005 at 2:30 pm at the South Huntington Public Library on Pigeon Hill Rd. in South Huntington, NY.

Students of Elmhust College (Elmhurst, IL) performed for me in a master class on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 10 am to 12 noon.

I performed a recital of works by Bach, Messiaen, Haydn, and Schumann on Friday, April 1st, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Buik Recital Hall in Elmhurst College, in Elmhurst, IL, north of Chicago.

I presented a program on Avoiding Performance Anxiety at the March meeting of the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation, March 2, 2005, from 10 am - noon at the Middle Country Library Cultural Center on Rte. 25 in Selden, NY.

Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation President Frances Hanlon and I presented a program on Rhythm and Pulse at the February SPTF meeting, exploring the use of Dalcroze and other tools to help bring our students' playing to life, February 2, 2005, from 10 am - noon at the Middle Country Library Cultural Center on Rte. 25 in Selden, NY.

I performed a recital of works by Bach, Messiaen, Haydn, and Schumann on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 2 pm at the North Shore Public Library on Rte. 25A in Shoreham, NY.

Elmhurst College (near Chicago) presented The Balanced Pianist, a three-day workshop in Elmhurst, IL from January 7 through 9, 2005. For program information, please visit BalancedPianist.com (opens in a new window).


AUTUMN 2004

Richard Lange, head of the Piano Department at Northwestern College, will performed Rhapsody in Blue with the Northwestern College Orchestera at 7:30 p.m. on November 19 in Maranatha Auditorium on the Northwestern College campus. Please attend and enjoy the performance!

I directed The Balanced Pianist, a weekend seminar on Long Island on November 20 and 21. For program information, please visit BalancedPianist.com (opens in a new window).

Recitals in Japan by my student Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen Baumgartner, duet pianists: Saturday, October 23, at the Kamiuma Harmony Choral Concert, playing Brahms Waltzes Op. 39. at 14:00 at the Komazawa Church in Kamiuma Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. On Sunday, October 24, a recital for children at 14:00 in the Tokyo Children’s Library. On Monday, October 25, a Piano Duet Recital, at 14:00 in Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama. On Thursday, October 28, they presented a Piano Duet Recital at 19:00 at Musashino Lutheran Church in Tokyo. They finished their exhausting tour with a private home recital for Miyagi College alumnae on Friday, October 29.


SUMMER 2004

Paul Baumgartner and his wife Helen performed a duet recital at 4:30 p.m. on August 1 at Cross United Church of Christ in Berne, Indiana. These two have the kind of ensemble and unity of interpretation only available to the married. Please attend and enjoy their playing!

I was on the faculty of The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium, taking place from July 17 - 25, 2004, in Princeton, New Jersey.

SPRING 2004

My students Megan H., Rachel G., Cole C., Catherine H., Kristen R., and Kristen D. performed in a Festival sponsored by the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation, at 12:15 pm on Sunday March 28, at Sachem Library in Holbrook, New York. They were knockouts!!!

I presented a weekend seminar, The Balanced Pianist, using tools from Dorothy Taubman's approach to Piano Technique on balanced movement, Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles, and mindset materials on playing the piano in a balanced state of mind, on February 28 and 29, at Frank and Camille's Keyboard Center of Huntington on Route 110 in Melville, New York.

I performed a recital of works by Bach, Messiaen, Haydn, and Schumann on Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 pm, in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at Viterbo University, 900 College Dr., La Crosse, Wisconsin.

I taught in a Master Class on Upper Level NYSSMA material at the January meeting of the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation, January 7 at Frank and Camille's music store in Melville, NY.


AUTUMN 2003

I was on a panel exploring issues of teaching Mastery at the December meeting of the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation, December 3 at Family Melody music store in Patchogue, NY.

I was the Guest Artist/Clinician at the North Dakota MTA Convention, October 31 through November 2, giving a recital of works by Bach, Schumann, Messiaen, and Haydn at the Belle Mehus Auditorium on October 31, at 4:00 pm, and speaking about, and giving clinics and master classes on, Dorothy Taubman's approach to Piano Technique, on November 1 and 2.