Because all our participants this year are from the Toronto area, we have decided to move the Ottawa institute to two locations in downtown Toronto.
LOCATION 1 - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (U of T)
The morning/afternoon session is a closed Institute available to U of T students & staff only. The sessions will consist of
Auditors receive no individual piano lesson, but do take active part in the group movement lessons.
Please use the first payment table below to register for the U of T closed event.
LOCATION 2 - MY MUSICAL UPBRINGING (MMU)
The late afernoon/evening session held at MY MUSICAL UPBRINGING, a teaching studio in East Toronto, will be similar in structure to the U of T event, but will be OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PIANISTS:
Use the second payment table below to register for the open institute.
This typical schedule will be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group. Due to time constraints, no lunch break has been included. Participants can duck out to grab a bite when they need to.
The Edward Johnson Building is located at
80 Queen's Park, at the north end of campus.
Find your directions to it on this Google map.
My Musical Upbringing is located at
1971 Queen Street East
The Beach Mall - Studio 202
Toronto, ON M4L 1H9
There is no shortage of hotel rooms and airbnb places to stay in central Toronto. There are many restaurants in the
area as well as high quality coffee joints.
The full active participation fee for the 3-DAY CLOSED UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SESSION covers THREE individual lessons, daily group movement lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons.
The full active participation fee for the 2-DAY OPEN EVENING SESSION covers TWO individual lessons, daily group movement lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons.
In the tables below, click on your preferred option to pay by credit card or PayPal at
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Please note that due to 2CO regulations, ALL PRICES ARE LISTED IN U.S. DOLLARS. You may change your payment
currency at checkout. Please also note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.COM," not as
"The Alan Fraser Piano Institute."
If you cannot attend the institute but want a private lesson with Professor Fraser, use the table below.
To pay by cheque, register with this non-refundable deposit and pay the remainder upon arrival.
Fees for the Alan Fraser Piano Institute cover venue rental costs, travel costs, administration
and website costs as well as Professor Fraser's teaching fees. Accommodation and meal costs are paid separately.
If you have any questions, please email
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
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.
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.
If you have concerns or questions about your
participation in the institute and would like to address them
directly to Alan Fraser, contact him at
Contact Alan Fraser
Though not a musician, Sophia is an invaluable part of our organization, stalwart secretary and general manager.
Send her an email if you have any questions.
If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before June 1: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 10: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 20: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 28: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after June 28: no reimbursement unless 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 eventuality all registration fees will be