London

London

LONDON PIANO STUDIOS

Due to the current unpredictable pandemic situation, we are not scheduling institutes at the moment. The London Institute generally takes place once a year either in May or October. Please register for our newsletter to receive updates on scheduling as they arise.

Alan Fraser visits London regularly to work with a small but dedicated group of British pianists. He will be teaching privately from Thursday afternoon through to early Monday morning.

Depending on availability, these sessions may take place at

    • a studio near Russell Square (49 Great Ormond Street)

    • Steinway Hall (44 Marylebone Lane)

    • a private residence in West Ealing, only 15 minutes from Heathrow (2 Drayton Grove).

OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PIANISTS

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:

  • students who wish to improve their sound and agility
  • amateurs who wish to feel more in command of the instrument
  • teachers who want new ways of teaching technique to their students
  • professionals who wish to hone their skills to the highest possible level.

There is no limit to improvement!



COVID-19 STEPS





PROTECTION AGAINST THE CORONA VIRUS

If social distancing measures are still in force for this institute, the following measures will be observed.
  • Masks will be worn whenever the 2-metre distancing rule cannot be followed.
  • There will be no touching in the lessons.
  • Hands must be washed frequently and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Alan Fraser contracted the Corona virus in November 2020 and has fully recovered, but these measures will still be followed strictly for the protection of all participants.

TRAVEL




GETTING THERE

Directions to 49 Great Ormond Street (Russell Square or Holborne tube stations)

Directions to Steinway Hall (Bond Street or Oxford Circus tube stations)

Directions to 2 Drayton Grove, West Ealing


ACCOMMODATION




LODGING

For those coming from out of town we recommend www.airbnb.com which has a wide selection of affordable rooms in private homes in West Ealing. Book early to be sure to have an optimal choice.


REGISTER




FEES & REGISTRATION

To register for study with Professor Fraser in a series of London individual sessions, please contact Sophia Cholich

Professor Fraser's private London session fee is £75, with a £5 studio rental surcharge.


BEFORE & AFTER THE INSTITUTE




INFORMATION SHEET & FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE

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 FOLLOWUP 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.


CONTACT




ABOUT US - CONTACT

ALAN FRASER

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.