Washington, DC

Washington, DC July 6-10

JORDAN KITTS MUSIC

Alan Fraser's second visit to the DC area


Alan Fraser taught in the DC area for two weeks this April and the response was so positive, a Summer Institute is planned at Jordan Kitts Music on Lee Highway in Fairfax.

The Institute 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.

Sometimes teacher and student attend together. The teacher can learn both through his or her own lesson and by watching Professor Fraser work with the student.


SCHEDULE



Each day, participants will have a 50-minute individual piano lesson with Professor Fraser, a group Feldenkrais lesson, a lecture on piano technique, and observation of all other lessons. Those who cannot attend all the daily activities may register for single individual lessons.


SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE (may be modified)
9:30-11:10 2 Lessons
11:15-12:30 Group Movement Lesson (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:00 3 lessons
4:00-4:30 Coffee & Lecture
4:30-7:00 3 lessons

Saturday is a short day because the hall is needed for an outside concert that evening.

SAMPLE FIVE-DAY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Friday Daily Schedule - Full Activities
9:30 am: Registration, lecture in the morning instead of the afternoon.
Lecture - How to Improve Your Technique Quickly & Easily
Saturday Shortened Daily Schedule - Lessons Only
No ATM, no lecture, ending at 4 pm
Sunday Daily Schedule - Full Activities
Lecture - Hand Stucture, Weight & Elasticity
Monday Daily Schedule - Full Activities
Lecture - The Thumb & Rotation
Tuesday Shortened Daily Schedule - Full Activities
3 pm - Lecture - Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic
4:30 pm - Farewell

TRAVEL




GETTING THERE

Jordan Kitts Music is located at

8500 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 573-6070

Get directions by using this Google map.


ACCOMMODATION




LODGING

There is no shortage of housing in the DC area; for those on a tight budget we recommend Airbnb or Hostels.com. Lodging and meals are paid separately from the institute fee.


REGISTER




FEES & REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER

To register, please send us an email to reserve your spot. Please let us know whether it is for an individual lesson or for all the institute activities, and let us know how many days.

Alternately, use the tables below to pay by credit card or PayPal at 2CheckOut.com, our retail partner. Please note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.COM," not as "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute."


1 - MAKE A DEPOSIT

Reserve your place with a $100 non-refundable deposit, then send us an email saying how many lessons and how many days you would like. The deposit will be counted against the remainder which is to be by check or cash on arrival.

Washington DC 2018 Deposit
Washington DC 2018 Deposit $100

2 - PAY IN FULL

The full 5-day active participation fee covers FIVE individual lessons, FOUR group movement lessons, FOUR seminar lectures, and observation of all lessons.

If you cannot attend the entire institute, purchase as many 1 day Full Participations as you need. Let us know which days you will be attending.

Auditors participate in all activities but receive no individual lessons.

Seniors age 65 and over receive a 10% discount; students age 25 and under receive a 25% discount.

Certificates and receipts are given upon request.


Full Participation Full Fee Seniors 10% off Students 25% off
Washington DC 2018 Active 1 Day $160 $144 $125
Washington DC 2018 Full Active 5 Days $795 $715.50 $595
Washington DC 2018 Audit 1 Day $40 $36 $30
Washington DC 2018 Full Audit 5 Days $175 $157.50 $131.25

3 - PAY FOR SINGLE LESSONS

If you cannot attend the institute but want a private lesson with Professor Fraser, use the table below. It is possible to book more than one lesson on the same day.

Individual Lessons Full Rate Students 25% off
Washington DC 2018 One Individual Lesson $145 $120
Washington DC 2018 Two Individual Lessons $280 $240
Washington DC 2018 Three Individual Lessons $420 $360
Washington DC 2018 Four Individual Lessons $545 $480

Fees for the Alan Fraser Piano Institute cover venue rental costs, travel costs, administration and website costs as well as Professor Fraser's teaching fees. Accommodation and meal costs are paid separately.



BEFORE & AFTER THE INSTITUTE




INFORMATION SHEET & FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE

After registration, please come back to fill out this

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.


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MARJORIE LEE

Marjorie Lee has been a driving force for piano pedagogy in the DC area for several decades. Her studio has produced countless eminently capable pianists both amateur and professional, and she herself still maintains an active stage career.

Unfortunately, Professor Lee will be out of town for this institute. She is still willing to answer questions about Alan Fraser's teaching and the details of registering for the institute.

Marjorie Lee
505 Park Street Northeast
Vienna, VA. 22180
(703) 938-3431
Leestudio1@hotmail.com

The Marjorie Lee Piano Studios