Alan Fraser is bringing his uniquely empowering approach to piano technique to New York City this fall with two 3-day mini-institutes. These lessons, lectures and Feldenkrais classes promise a breakthrough in your technique.
Many relatively inexperienced pianists hesitate to attend an institute, feeling they are not advanced enough or not well-enough prepared. However, if you wish to learn, this approach can help you regardless of your level of ability or preparation. The Institute really is OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PIANISTS:
There is no limit to improvement!
HALF HOUR LESSON FORMAT
We have a half hour lesson format designed to give maximum benefit to a maximum number of participants. The Saturday lessons will zero in on the principle concerns of each participant and establish a clear line of work. Sunday's lessons will refine the initial approach and address any further issues. Participants will benefit from seeing how many technical problems we have in common, and how many effective solutions, tailored to each person's unique artistry and technical skill, are possible.
The Friday evening introductory lectures will be held at Shetler Studios & Theatres located at
244 West 54th Street
(54th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019
Get directions with this Google Map.
Nearby subway stops include A, B, C, D and #1 trains at Columbus Circle, the C train at 50th, and the #1 train at 50th.
The Saturday & Sunday sessions will be held on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with easy access to 1, 2 and 3 trains. You'll receive the specific address and instructions when you register.
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We offer full online registration. Click on the appropriate price below to be taken to our retail partner 2CheckOut.com, where your payment will be processed by PayPal or credit card. If you have any special registration needs, or encounter any problem, please don't hesitate to email our stalwart organizer, Saleena .
Alan & Saleena
Note: If you have pre-registered for the full weekend Institute, we encourage you to attend the demo evening as well, as it is a good preparation for the weekend.
Active participants receive two half hour individual lessons, two group movement lessons, two seminar lectures, and may observe the other individual lessons. Auditors participate fully in the lectures and movement lessons and may observe all the piano lessons.
Check whether you qualify for a seniors (age 65 and over) or student (age 25 and under) discount.
Certificates and receipts are given upon request.
Book private lessons using the table below. Alan will be available at the following times:
After registering, please return here to fill out the
DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM...
... and 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.
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.
SALEENA (SALLY HOUSE HEINSOHN) - ORGANIZER
Saleena worked in the business world for many years; however her first love has always been music. She studied piano as a child and again in college; then after a lengthy hiatus came back to the piano, tried out different teachers, and eventually happened upon Alan on YouTube. By a remarkable coincidence, she discovered that her wonderful New York City Feldenkrais practitioner, Scott Fraser, was none other than Alan’s brother!
Saleena's lessons with Alan led to striking and immediate progress, and she feels that she has found what is, for her, the ideal teacher. She is also is an avid voice buff, serving both as vocal soloist and Music Director at a small church in Harlem. She has played at this and various other churches in the NYC area, and performs regularly at several NYC piano meetup groups.
For questions about the Institute, please email Saleena
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