Concord, NH

Concord, June 18-23


This Institute has been shortened to three full days due to low enrollment. It will still be held at the Concord Community Music School (CCMS), one of the nation's largest and most thriving music communities. The two fine Steinway pianos (both pre-war New York B's) in the CCMS concert hall assure the highest possible level of artistic work at this Institute. Excellent practice facilities with mostly Steinway midsize grand pianos are provided.

Steinway B
   The Steinway Slumbers


Many teachers in the Concord area may find it difficult to get away from their studio obligations for the entire week. For them we offer individual lessons on a pay-as-you-go basis. The special focus will be on bringing Fraser's new technique strategies to your young students, allowing them to improve their sound and agility, advance more quickly and avoid the risk of injury later on. Please contact Kathryn Lundahl to arrange these lessons.

Concord, the State Capital of New Hampshire, with its many interesting eateries and numerous New England wood frame houses provides congenial surroundings for the intense creative atmosphere of this institute. Some of our participants have found farmhouses outside of town on and have enjoyed good old New England country hospitality in addition to their institute experience.

Concord Country Home
   Concord Country Home


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

8:00-8:45 Lesson
8:45-9:45 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class)
10:00-12:45 Lessons
12:45-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2 Lecture
2-6 Lessons
6-7 Evening Meal
7-10 Remaining Lessons (Optional Private)

Wednesday Registration & Reception 10:00 am
Modified Daily Schedule (seminar: The Anti-Gravity Function & Biotensegrity)
Thursday Daily Schedule (seminar: I Pass And Do Not Pass The Thumb Under)
Friday Modified Daily Schedule (seminar: The Shoulder as the Hand's Hip Joint: Linking the Body to the Keyboard)
Closing Recital 8 p.m. (optimal participation)
Saturday Closing Session 9 am (Lecture topic: Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic)

Concord NH
   State Capitol



Travelling directions to Concord Community Music School

View Map: CCMS in Concord NH

Boston-Logan Airport is only an hour's bus ride from Concord.

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has a more pricey shuttle service, so Logan is probably your best bet.
Directions from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport - View Map



There are a few hotels in Concord, the most convenient being The Centennial Inn.

Centennial Inn
   Centennial Inn

A less expensive alternative,, offers travellers a chance to connect with private hosts willing to let a room or entire apartment at very reasonable rates. The most spectacular of these is The Majority Leader's House, which has hosted presidents of the United States and other luminaries. It is just around the corner from CCMS and the proprietor would be happy to ccommodate several Institute participants. Please feel free to contact her through the airbnb website. Airbnb does not allow third party rentals but we are happy to refer our participants to this site. Book early to ensure getting the dates you want.

Majority Leader's House
   Majority Leader's House



The active participation fee covers FOUR 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 more than three lessons over the three days, please mention it to Kathy and she can arrange it.


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, 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.

Concord 2018 Pay Deposit
Concord 2018 Deposit $100

OPTION 2: Register Online

Participation Pay in Full
Concord 2018 Full Active $425
Concord 2018 Active one day $145
Concord 2018 Full Audit $50
Concord 2018 Audit one day $25

OPTION 3: Online Discounts

10 % EARLY BIRD & SENIORS DISCOUNT - for seniors age 65 and over; also anyone under 65 who registers by May 1.

Concord 2018 Full Active 10% off $382.50
Concord 2018 Active one day 10% off $130.50
Concord 2018 Full Audit 10% off $45
Concord 2018 Audit one day 10% off $22.50

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

STUDENT Pay in Full
Concord 2018 Full Active 25% off $325
Concord 2018 Active one day 25% off $108.75
Concord 2018 Full Audit 25% off $37.50
Concord 2018 Audit one day 25% off $18.75

35% Concord DISCOUNT - for all actively participating Concord College students and staff.

Concord Staff & Students Pay in Full
Concord 2018 Full Active 35% off $282.50
Concord 2018 Active one day 35% off $94.25
Concord 2018 Full Audit 35% off FREE
Concord 2018 Audit one day 35% off FREE

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.

OPTION 4: Contact us for further registration options

For other options such as registering 'in person' and paying by cheque, please email Kathryn Southworth Lundahl or call her at (603) 496-5266 to reserve your place. Kathryn will answer all your questions and arrange your preferred payment option and/or partial scholarship.

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.

Concert Hall
   The Concert Hall



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.




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.

If you have concerns or questions about your participation in the institute and would like to address them directly to Alan Fraser, contact him at Contact Alan Fraser


Concert pianist and pedagogue Kathryn Southworth Lundahl first took part in the Alan Fraser Institute at Smith College in 2012. As head of the piano department at Concord Community Music School, she immediately saw the potential for Alan Fraser to have an impact on the local piano community. Kathryn is the general coordinator and administrator for the Concord Institute.

Contact Kathryn at:

Kathryn Southworth Lundahl
33 Layton Drive
Canterbury, NH 03224
(603) 496-5266
Email Kathryn Southworth Lundahl

Concord Kathy Lundahl
   Alan, Eric & Kathryn Southworth


Founded in 1984, Concord Community Music School is New Hampshire's largest community music school and among the 30 largest community arts schools nationally. Its mission is to foster a sense of community through music by providing the fullest possible array of musical experiences for people of all ages, musical abilities, and backgrounds.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before April 15: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before April 30: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before May 15: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before May 31: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after May 31: no reimbursement unless 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 eventuality all resgistration fees will be fully refunded.