Our chef, Scott Morris, Master Chef
from LuLu's Pasta Rustica
The La Fond retreats are
a wonderful gathering of like minded souls, coming
together over great food, lively discussions, and of
course...music! I look forward to each and every one
of them! David Lanz
Quotes from our
yourselves for a life-changing experience” is not an
understatement. Your life will change from the
moment you begin. It is a journey of discoveries
that you never expected. It is about you.
David Lanz is a very kind, warm and gentle soul who
will keep you laughing and learning from the moment
he walks through the door. Madame is one cool chick
who welcomes you into her home and makes you feel
I have the very unique experience of being called a
“pianist” for the first time by none other than the
genius himself, David Lanz, who really is the most
talented dude you will ever meet. He understood my
intense terror of playing in front of people and
gave me a No Pressure comfort zone. His words of
wisdom I now have as screen savers on my computer to
remind me of how “normal” I am. Madame led me to
discoveries with “very private, quiet and
Most of all, David and Madame both have a way of
making you feel unique while also welcoming you into
the same musical family. The private lesson is “your
time” and is instinctively designed to fill your own
personal goal. As nervous as I was about attending
“something like this” for the first time; as many
nightmares I had about being the only person there
without “piano gear”, from the moment you begin, you
feel at home and you are a pianist.
I am looking forward to coming back to fulfill two
goals: First, to actually play “in front of people”
and for David, something I couldn’t bring myself to
do. Second to return “The Piano Shop on the Left
Bank” to Madame in person. I’ve read it twice
already and know why you gave it to me to read.
Thank you, Madame.
The David Lanz Retreat is a journey to understanding
yourself and your relationship with music, the
piano, your joys and fears of playing, good food,
good people, great laughs and an opportunity to
witness, up close and personal, the Biggest Kid in a
Candy Store at play, David Lanz. You will never
forget it and you will Never regret it.
"What a priceless opportunity it was to spend time
with David and other pianists to learn from,
practice and be inspired. I now have specific ideas
and insights into the life and profession of such a
successful and wonderful pianist and person. The
retreat was definitely a huge turning point for me
in my focus with my career as a pianist and
composer; and for that I am in gratitude!"
The David Lanz
retreat is a mind bending, enriching, and gratifying
experience. You are immersed in piano and every
aspect of how it affects your life. The personal
time you have at the piano with David will inspire
you and change your life. I highly recommend this
retreat to anyone with a passion for music.
Ruth Ann Hall
“I don't have enough words to express my gratitude
for such a wonderful weekend I had with you at the
LaFond Conservatory. It was, as Madame said, "a life
changing experience", I can't stop talking about it.
At moments I still don't believe it really happened.
I've loved David's music for so long, and being The
inspiration for me to start playing piano again, I
really don't know how to express how much it meant
to me to be able to speak, listen, watch playing,
and learn from David.
David, your music is fantastic, but your soul and
spirit are so humble and full with love, and I am
thankful that I had the chance to know you better. I
came home, all excited telling all the stories to
Laura and my daughters, and they all were very
excited, Daniela was not aware that your music is
the music in the Living Temples DVD, and ever since
I told her she sleeps with the book by her side,
they both want to meet you and watch you play! Sergio Mendiola