Washington, DC

Washington, DC July 6-10

VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED

Alan Fraser's second visit to the DC area


In 2017 DC studio teacher Marjorie Lee attended our flagship institute in Amherst for the first time. Marjorie is a laureate of the William Kapell Competition, a powerhouse teacher whose students have gone on to study at Juilliard, Curtis, Peabody and other prestigious music schools. She brought Alan to the DC area for two weeks this April, where a combination of lectures, seminars, master classes and private lessons introduced Alan to local pianists. Response was positive enough for a Summer Institute to be planned.

The venue for this institute has yet to be determined, but it will definitely take place. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Sophia Cholich or Marjorie Lee.

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.


SCHEDULE


This typical schedule will be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group.


DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00-8:45 Private Lesson
8:50-11:20 Lessons
11:20-12:30 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:10 2 lessons
3:10-3:50 Coffee & Lecture
3:50-5:30 2 lessons
5:30-7 Evening Meal
7-10 Any Remaining Lessons (Optional Private)

Seminar topics will be modified depending on the needs of the group. Have your questions ready: all lectures include Q & A.

FIVE-DAY SCHEDULE
Friday Modified Daily Schedule
9 a.m. Coffee & Registration - Meet & Greet
10 a.m. Opening Sesson - A New Look at the Anti-Gravity Function
11 a.m. ATM
12:15 p.m. Lunch
After lunch: lessons
Saturday Normal Daily Schedule
Seminar - I Pass And Do Not Pass The Thumb Under
Sunday Normal Daily Schedule
Seminar - Ubiquitous Rotation
Monday Modified Daily Schedule
Seminar - Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic
8 p.m. Closing Recital (optimal participation)
Tuesday Modified Daily Schedule
8 a.m. Usual morning session (lessons and ATM)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Closing Sesson:
Using These Strategies in Performance: A Round Table Discussion
2:30-4 p.m. Final lessons, farewell

TRAVEL




GETTING THERE

We will post directions to the venue as soon as it has been confirmed.


ACCOMMODATION




LODGING

There is no shortage of housing in the DC area; for those on a tight budget we recommend Airbnb or Hostels.com.


REGISTER




FEES & REGISTRATION

The active participation fee covers FIVE individual lessons, daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons. If you would like a private lesson but cannot participate in the institute activities, please book an individual lesson in the last set of tables.

Register by May 15th and use the Early Bird 10% discount! (Use the 2nd table)

TO REGISTER

In the tables below, when you scroll over a price it changes colour. Click on your preferred option 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."

If you want to register for two or more days but not the entire institute, repeat the one-day registration as many times as you need.


OPTION 1: Online Deposit

Register with a non-refundable deposit.

Washington DC 2018 Pay Deposit
Washington DC 2018 Deposit $100

OPTION 2: Register Online

Full Participation Pay in Full
Washington DC 2018 Full Active $795
Washington DC 2018 Active one day $160
Washington DC 2018 Full Audit $175
Washington DC 2018 Audit one day $40


OPTION 3: Online Discounts


10 % EARLY BIRD & SENIORS DISCOUNT - for seniors age 65 and over; also anyone under 65 who registers by May 15.

EARLY BIRD & SENIORS Pay in Full
Washington DC 2018 Full Active 10% off $715.50
Washington DC 2018 Active one day 10% off $144
Washington DC 2018 Full Audit 10% off $157.50
Washington DC 2018 Audit one day 10% off $36

25% STUDENT DISCOUNT - for students up to age 25.

STUDENT Pay in Full
Washington DC 2018 Full Active 25% off $595
Washington DC 2018 Active one day 25% off $125
Washington DC 2018 Full Audit 25% off $131.25
Washington DC 2018 Audit one day 25% off $30

Individual Lessons Full Rate Pay in Full
Washington DC 2018 One Individual Lesson $145
Washington DC 2018 Two Individual Lessons $280
Washington DC 2018 Three Individual Lessons $420
Washington DC 2018 Four Individual Lessons $545
Individual Lessons Student Rate Pay in Full
Washington DC 2018 One Individual Lesson $120
Washington DC 2018 Two Individual Lessons $240
Washington DC 2018 Three Individual Lessons $360
Washington DC 2018 Four Individual Lessons $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 fees are paid separately to the host institution or the private accommodation you arrange.



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.


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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.

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

The Marjorie Lee Piano Studios