Cancellation Policy

Because so much advance planning goes into our Summer Symposium, we must ask all participants to notify us in writing in the event of cancellation and to abide by the following terms of our Cancellation Policy, which is strictly enforced:

a) The deposit of $500 is refundable upon request until May 15. After this date the deposit is not refundable.

b) Refunds on cancellation requests received between May 15 and July 15 shall be honored at 50% of the program cost.

c) No refunds shall be granted for participants whose written request is received after July 15. In cases of illness or injury substantiated with a medical certificate, $1,000 shall be retained by the Institute, with the participant entitled to apply $500 of this amount toward the next summer symposium.

d) Participants who register and are unable to attend for any reason may send a substitute participant provided the Institute receives prior notice.

e) Participants who leave the program early are not entitled to a refund.

“The amazing thing to me is that Dorothy Taubman never set out to develop a method to cure injured pianists. Her main intention was to teach people to play as virtuosos, but, in doing, so, she realized that the motions that were involved in virtuoso playing also cured injuries.”

Barbara Banacos