Due to the current unpredictable pandemic situation, we are not scheduling institutes at the moment. The Eitorf Institute generally takes place once a year in April. Please register for our newsletter to receive updates on scheduling as they arise.
First held in November 2014, the Eitorf institute is generally the longest one in Germany. The Eitorf Musik und Tanzschule has a fine concert hall with an excellent concert instrument, and there are numerous practice facilitites.This institute is organized by Michael Klatte, who is translating Alan Fraser's books into the German language.
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 whether our program is well-prepared or in a shambles. Thus the Institute really is open to all interested pianists:
There is no limit to improvement!
Eitorf Musik & Tanzschule students and staff are welcome to audit the institute at no charge and receive a 35% discount for active participation.
We ask that all participants be vaccinated against Covid-19, or that you have proof of a negative Covid-19 test done less than 72 hours before your arrival in Hamm. Please let us know your vaccination status when you register.
Alan Fraser contracted the Corona virus in November 2020. He had only mild symptoms and quickly recovered, and received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine in March and June 2021, and a booster shot in November 2021. Nevertheless, if national Covid-19 restrictions are still in force during the institute, the following measures will be followed for the protection and comfort of all participants:
This schedule may be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group.
Click here for travelling
directions to the:
Musik-und Tanzschule Eitorf Christoph Kaesberg
There are several hotels in Eitorf, all easily available at Booking.com.
We also recommend airbnb
which has a few listings in the Eitorf area. Book early to get your preferred accommodations. If several of you want to share accomodations in an airbnb complete house, please let us know and we will try to facilitate it.
There are several restaurants within walking distance of the school; the Institute prefers the Italian restaurant
which is farthest by foot but which has the best espresso. Meal expenses paid separately from tuition fees.
To register, click on the appropriate box below to pay via PayPal or credit card at our retail partner, 2CheckOut.com. The payment will appear on your credit card statement as 2CO.COM.
Due to 2CO regulations, prices are in US dollars. Subtract 20% to get the approximate value in euros.
Active participation each day includes one 45-minute individual lesson with Fraser, a group ATM, a lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Passive participants take part in all activities but do not have an individual lesson.
Alternately, register by contacting the
Musik & Tanzschule.
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.
Michael Klatte is a pianist, organist and Feldenkrais practitioner who has been interested in the relationship of movement to music performance for many years. He has taken on the monumental task of translating Alan Fraser's books on piano technique into German, and has already finished Honing the Pianistic Self-Image, published by Staccato Verlag, Dussledorf, in March 2018. He has been studying piano with Fraser for several years and has translated for many of his workshops. Michael is a professor of piano at the Eitorf Music School, and is the organizer of the Eitorf Alan Fraser Piano Institute.
Contact Michael Klatte.
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