Due to the unpredictable pandemic situation, we are not scheduling institutes at the moment. We sincerely hope that the Berlin Institute can take place this year. Please register for our newsletter to receive updates on scheduling as they arise.
The venue for this institute is a private home with a Fazioli concert grand piano, probably the finest instrument in a private home in Berlin. Practice facilities will be arranged at one of the local piano stores. Participants receive two lessons over the three days. Those who wish to have more lessons may reserve them - to be paid separately.
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:
The Institute will take place at
Bayerische Str. 8
Click here for travelling
directions to the Klaus Heinz Residence in southwest Berlin. Take the U-7 to either Konstanzer Strasse
or Adenauerplatz. Please note that the number 8 on the front of the apartment building is virtually invisible. People have been
known to walk right by it several times before finally figuring out where the address is. Look sharp!
There are many hotels in Berlin, all easily available at Booking.com.
There are many restaurants within walking distance of the studio.
The active participation fee covers TWO individual lessons (50 minutes), daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar lecture,
and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons. Extra lessons may be booked with the organizers if so desired.
In the table below, click on your preferred option to pay by credit card or PayPal at our retail partner,
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will appear on your statement as "2CO.com," not as "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute." Due to new 2CO regulations, all prices are listed in US dollars. You may change your payment currency at checkout.
Contact us for further registration options
For other options please contact Matt Rubenstein to reserve your place.
Matt will answer all your questions and arrange your preferred payment option and/or partial scholarship.
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 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
Matt Rubenstein is an American pianist and teacher who has
been active in the Berlin clasical music scene for many years and has recorded
several acclained CD's of new piano music. He teaches piano privately in Berlin and is the organizer of the Berlin Alan
Fraser Piano Institute.
Contact Matt Rubenstein.
If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before February 29: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before March 15: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before April 4: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before April 24: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after April 24: 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 resgistration fees will be