This year's Piano Somatics Netherlands Institute will be held at a cultural center in Houten, a suburb of Utrecth about 40 minutes south of Amsterdam.
The Cultuurhuis Schonveld is a half hour south of Amsterdam on the outskirts of Utrecht. It has plenty of piano practice rooms. Visit their Facebook page for more information. Attending this institute, it's easy to combine piano studies with a vacation in one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Alan teaches in English or French, and Dutch translation is available.
Many relatively inexperienced pianists hesitate to attend an institute, feeling they are not good enough or not well-enough prepared. However, Alan Fraser insists that we are all here to learn and this approach can help all of us, no matter what our ability or state of our program. Thus the Institute really is open to all interested pianists:
There is no limit to improvement!
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 performing issue, why not invite them to come along.
The schedule may be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group.
Participants will be invited to select from this list of lecture topics for the daily seminar:
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3991 MX Houten
There are several accommodation options in the Utrecht area.
• To book a hotel we recommend Booking.com.
• www.airbnb.com also offers several listings.
Book early to get the best choice and the best price.
We will eat out at one of the local restaurants, to be decided by democratic vote!
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Contact us for other registration options
If you have a particular registration request, for instance a partial scholarship, please contact Frits Kroese or Sophia Cholich. They will answer all your questions and do their best to meet your specific needs.
We'd like to get to know you better. After registration, please come back to fill out this
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM.
After you've completed your institute, we'd like to keep in touch. Please return here to fill out the
QUESTIONNAIRE. This helps you and us to evaluate your experience, plan your ongoing regime for further
pianistic advances, 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 books:
Pianist and pedagogue Frits Kroese is a long-standing resident of Leusden. He
teaches at Scholen in de Kunst in the Eemhuis Amersfoort, is actively involved in the Academy for Music for talented
pupils, and gives recitals regularly. He first attended an Alan Fraser Piano Institute in 2015.
Frits's contact information: Email Frits
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.