Eitorf, Germany

Eitorf, March 25-29 2018

EITORF MUSIK & TANZSCHULE

First held in November 2014, the Eitorf institute is a the longest one in Germany this year. The Eitorf Musik und Tanzschule has a fine concert hall with an excellent concert instrument, and there are numerous practice facilitites.This institute is organized by Michael Klatte, who is translating Alan Fraser's books into the German language. This is the first institute that will offer copies of Fraser's second book, Honing the Pianistic Self Image, in Klatte's German translation to be published in March 2018 by Staccato Verlag, publishers of PianoNews magazine.

The Institute is OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PIANISTS:

  • students who wish to improve their sound and agility
  • 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.
Eitorf Musik & Tanzschule students and staff are welcome to audit the institute at no charge. They receive a 35% fee reduction for active participation.

Individual lessons will analyse basic sound, touch, and body organization to advance overall technique and musicianship. Professor Fraser teaches in English or French; German translation is available.


SCHEDULE


This typical schedule will be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group.


DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00-8:45 Private Lesson
8:45-11:00 3 Lessons
11:00-12:15 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-4 3 Lessons
4-4:45 Coffee - Seminar
4:45-7:00 3 Lessons
7:00 Evening Meal & Chill Out


5-DAY SCHEDULE
Sunday Modified Daily Schedule
Coffee & Reception 12 noon
Opening session 12:30 p.m.
Seminar (topic: The Anti-Gravity Function & Biotensegrity) 1 p.m.
ATM 1:30 p.m.
Lessons as usual 2:30 p.m. onwards
Monday Daily Schedule (seminar: Ubiquitous Rotation)
Tuesday Daily Schedule (seminar: Arm Weight Laid to Rest Once and For All)
Wednesday Modified Daily Schedule (seminar: Octaves & Chords - New Insights)
Student Recital (Optional Participation 8 p.m.)
Thursday Daily Schedule (seminar: Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic)

TRAVEL




GETTING THERE

Click here for travelling directions to the:

Musik-und Tanzschule Eitorf Christoph Kaesberg
Brückenstr. 31
53783 Eitorf


ACCOMMODATION




LODGING

There are several hotels in Eitorf, all easily available at Booking.com.
We also recommend airbnb which has a few listings in the Eitorf area. Book early to get your preferred accommodations.

MEALS

There are several restaurants within walking distance of the school; the Institute prefers the Italian restaurant which is farthest by foot but which has the best espresso. Meal expenses paid separately from tuition fees.


REGISTER




FEES & REGISTRATION

Please contact the Musik & Tanzschule for tuition rates and registration for this event.


BEFORE & AFTER THE INSTITUTE




INFORMATION SHEET & FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE

After registration, please come back to fill out this PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM.

After you have completed your institute, please come back to fill out this FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE. This helps evaluate your experience, tailor your ongoing regime to facilitate further progress, and fine-tune the institute structure to better meet your 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 three books, The Craft of Piano Playing (also in DVD), Honing the Pianistic Self-Image, and All Thumbs: Well-Coordinated Piano Technique. 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.

MICHAEL KLATTE

Michael Klatte is a pianist, organist and Feldenkrais practitioner who has been interested in the relationship of movement to music performance for many years. He has taken on the monumental task of translating Alan Fraser's books on piano technique into German, and has already finished Honing the Pianistic Self-Image, to be published by Staccato Verlag, Dussledorf, in March 2018. He has been studying piano with Fraser for several years and has translated for many of his workshops. Michael is a professor of piano at the Eitorf Music School, and is the organizer of the Eitorf Alan Fraser Piano Institute.

Contact Michael Klatte.

To contact the Music School directly:
Telephone: 02243-82323
Fax: 02243-858181-9
Email: ck@mu-mo.de