Basel

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, MAY 12-13

Alan Fraser visits Basel a few times each year to teach at a private studio. This visit he will work with pianists to improve the ease and fluency with which they can orchestrate their sound, and also with violinists, improving their sound and dexterity, both in the bow arm and fingering arm, through subtle adjusments to posture that are recorded in the body's neuromotor representation. He also works with other instrumentalists and vocalists.

This visit will be for private lessons only, with no lectures or Awareness Through Movement lessons. Fraser is fluent in English, French and Serbian, and uses the participant's native tongue wherever possible.


OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PIANISTS & MUSICAL PERFORMERS

Are you hesitant to attend? Not well-enough prepared? Don't worry; Alan welcomes all, no matter what the state of your program. Working on a new piece with Alan can help you avoid making technical errors in the learning process. Thus the Institute really is open to all interested pianists, vocalists and instrumentalists:

  • students who wish to improve their sound and agility
  • adult amateurs who wish to feel more in command of the instrument
  • teachers who want new ways of teaching technique to their students
  • professionals who wish to hone their skills to the highest possible level.

There is no limit to improvement!


INSTRUMENTALISTS & VOCALISTS ALSO WELCOME

Alan's Feldenkrais-informed approach to performance also helps instrumentalists and vocalists, transforming their sound by making minute postural adjustments that release hidden physical blocks. If you have a friend or colleague with a specific performance issue, why not invite them to come along.



Work with Violinists
   Open the Posture to Open the Sound


COVID-19 ADVISORY





COVID-19 ADVISORY

We ask that all participants be vaccinated against Covid-19, or that you have proof of a negative Covid-19 test done less than 72 hours before your lesson. Please let us know your vaccination status when you register.

Alan Fraser contracted the Corona virus in November 2020 and again January 2022 (Omicron variant). Both times he had only mild symptoms and quickly recovered. He received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine in March and June 2021, and a booster shot in November 2021. Nevertheless, if national Covid-19 restrictions are still in force during the institute, the following measures will be followed for the protection and comfort of all participants:

  • Masks will be worn whenever the 2-metre social distancing rule cannot be followed.
  • Hands must be washed frequently and hand sanitizer will be provided.



GETTING THERE




GETTING THERE

The Basel lessons will be held in a studio near the Old Town, directions to be given at registration.


Basel Old Town
   
Basel Old Town

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FEES & REGISTRATION

Purchase as many lessons as you would like here, with the help of our retail partner, Stripe.com. If you qualify for a student discount, you will receive a partial refund on this payment.

Basel Private Lessons 1 2 3 4 5 6
Purchase the number of lessons you want here $125 $250 $375 $500 $625 $750

After payment, please email us indicating what city, what date and what time you would like your lesson(s).


BEFORE & AFTER YOUR SESSIONS




INFORMATION SHEET & FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE

After registering, please return here to fill out the REGISTRATION QUESTIONNAIRE.

After you have completed your institute, please come back to fill out this FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE. This helps us evaluate your experience, tailor your ongoing regime to facilitate further progress, and fine-tune the structure of future institutes to better meet participants' needs.


CONTACT




ABOUT US - CONTACT

ALAN FRASER

Canadian pianist Alan Fraser gives master classes and recitals worldwide and conducts ongoing research and refinement on the ideas put forth in his books

He is at work on several new volumes. Visit here for more on Alan Fraser. If you have concerns or questions about your participation in the institute and would like to address them directly to Alan Fraser, send him an email.


Alan teaching
   Refining Hand Structure & Function

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations more than two months before Institute opening date: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations more than one month before Institute opening date: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations more than two weeks before Institute opening date: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations more than one week before Institute opening date: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations less than one week before Institute opening date: no reimbursement except in cases of doctor-certified illness or acts of God.
We reserve the right to cancel the institute due to insufficient enrolment; in this event, all registration fees are fully refundable.

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