BREAKING NEWS: We regret that this institute has been cancelled due to low enrolment.
All participants who did register will receive a full refund.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS INSTITUTE.
Due to Alan Fraser's scheduling restrictions this Institute is only four days long - perfect for those who want a
first taste of Professor Fraser's working style.
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PIANO TEACHERS
Many teachers in the Holland area may find it difficult to get away from
their studio obligations for the entire week. For them we offer individual lessons
on a pay-as-you-go basis. The special focus will be on bringing Fraser's new
technique strategies to your young students, allowing them to improve their
sound and agility, advance more quickly and avoid the risk of injury later on.
Please contact Sophia Cholich to arrange these lessons.
Abbreviated Daily Schedule
(Lecture: Musical Aesthetics and Technique)
Student Recital 8 pm (participation optional)
Closing Ceremony, Diploma Presentation 9 pm
Click here for travelling directions to Hope College.
The nearest international airport is in Grand Rapids, with plenty of connecting flights to Chicago and elsewhere.
Carmel Cars offers an airport shuttle.
Housing is available at the
Haworth Inn & Conference Center just a few minutes' walk from the
music building. All rooms at Haworth have double queen beds to make room sharing easy and participants'
stay more economical. There will also be a student apartment or cottage made available for participants
but with no air conditioning. Please contact the hotel at 800-903-9142 and reference the code 617AFP to receive a discounted rate.
Contact Heather Roden to finalize and
reserve your on-campus housing arrangements.
If Haworth is filled up, try the
Centennial Inn which is about the same distance from the Department of Music.
Both Haworth and Centennial offer shuttle service to the Gerald Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.
There are also rooms available on
Airbnb not that far away from campus. Book early to get the best selection.
The active participation fee covers your daily individual lesson, daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditor fee covers all of the above excepting the individual lessons.
Please click on the link below for the registration option most suited to you.
When you register, please fill out this
DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM.
Option 1: In the table below, when you scroll over a price it changes colour. Each number is a link to
our retail partner that handles all our credit card and PayPal payments. Peruse the table and click on the appropriately
priced link to make your payment. Pay 50% and submit the remainder by cash or cheque upon your arrival at the Institute, or pay your tuition
in full immediately and rest easy.
Please note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.COM," not as "The Alan Fraser
Option 2: Register with a
Option 3: please make your registration payment using one of the tables below only if you qualify for that discount.
35% HOPE COLLEGE DISCOUNT - for all Hope College students and staff participating actively.
Hope College students and staff are welcome as passive participants free of charge.
25% STUDENT DISCOUNT - for students up to age 25.
10 % SENIORS DISCOUNT - for seniors 65 and over.
When you register, remember to fill out this
DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM.
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE BY MAIL
To register 'in person' and pay by cheque, please email
Sophia Cholich to reserve your place. Sophia will answer all your questions as well as arranging your preferred payment option and special discounts.
Fees for the Alan Fraser Piano Institute cover venue rental costs, travel costs, administration and website costs as well as the Professors' Fraser and Aschbrenner teaching fees. Accommodation fees are paid separately.
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.
Pianist and pedagogue Charles Aschbrenner was one of the first to recognize the new pianistic directions in Alan Fraser's
Craft of Piano Playing. Fraser in turn has been deeply influenced by Aschbrenner's work in relating the subtle movements of
the pelvis through the whole body to the pianist's hand and divining the profound influence on phrase shape and energy thus
evoked. To contact Prof. Aschbrenner, send him an email.