We are glad that Alan Fraser will drop by from Studio Mauck in Hamm to teach for one day the second weekend in September. Wuppertal is the home of the unique, inimitable hanging overland subway, the Schwebebahn, and also of Hanno Beckers, a long-time student of Alan Fraser who will be hosting this event at his Baker Stree Studio. Hanno will serve as Watson to Fraser's Sherlock Holmes as they detect hidden problems in piano technique and come up with brilliant, unusual solutions that will transform the playing of participants. This is a small-scale Institute with no lecture and no Awareness Through Movement lessons, just individual piano or Feldenkrais lessons. Those who register for a lesson may observe the other lessons that day for a small additional fee to be paid on site.
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 in what state our program. Thus the Institute really is open to all interested pianists:
There is no limit to improvement!
The Baker Studio is located at:
Click here for travelling directions to the Baker Studio.
There are several hotels in Wuppertal, all easily available at
Booking.com. We also recommend Airbnb, which has a small selection of affordable rooms in private homes in Wuppertal. Book early to be sure to get your choice.
Please register using the table below, or contact
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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.
Jazz pianist, composer and teacher Hanno Beckers has been active on the new music scene in Wuppertal for many years. His music can be found on YouTube, and he is fluent in both popuar and classical styles. He has been studying with Alan Fraser since 2015, and is close to completing the certification program for his Piano Somatics Practitioner Training.
Contact Hanno Beckers.
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.