The Netherlands

Leusden, May 18-21


The Kunstgebouw Leusden is a half hour east of Amsterdam on the outskirts of Amersfoort. Alan Fraser's traditional May Day Netherlands weekend has been shifted to Whitsunday.


  • 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.
Kunstgebouw Leusden students and staff are welcome to audit the institute at no charge.

Individual lessons will analyse basic touch to evoke a breakthrough in overall technique and musicianship. Professor Fraser teaches in English or French; Dutch translation is available. There are plenty of piano practice rooms.

Prof. Fraser will teach extra individual lessons Friday evening to interested pianists.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON TEACHERS SESSION - Practical Applications of Feldenkrais: Learning By Experience & Sensation

There will be a special free afternoon session Saturday June 3rd for all teachers from the Leusden & Amersfoort Kunstgebouws

  • introductory lecture
  • group Awareness Through Movement Lesson
  • demonstration individual lessons
  • question & answer period.
Institute participants should also attend this session.


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

9:00-9:30 Coffee & Registration
9:30-10:15 Lecture: Lying, Standing, Walking & Running: Organic Development of the Hand on the Keyboard
10:15-12:30 Individual Lessons
12:30-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:00 Welcome Leusden Teachers
14:00-15:00 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
15:00-15:30 Demonstration Instrumental Lesson
15:30-16:00 Demonstration Piano Lesson
16:00-17:00 Coffee - Question & Answer Session
17:15-19:30 Remaining Individual Lessons
7:30 Evening Meal & Chill Out
8:00-8:45 Private Lesson
8:45-9:45 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
10:00-12:45 Individual Lessons
12:45-2 Lunch
2-3:30 Individual Lessons
3:30-4:30 Coffee - Seminar
4:30-7:30 Remaining individual Lessons
7:30 Evening Meal & Chill Out

Friday evening 19:00 - 22:00 Extra individual lessons as requested
These lessons are not included in the Institute fee and must be paid separately.
Saturday morning Participant Registration 9:00 am; Modified Daily Schedule from 9:30 am
Saturday afternoon Special Teachers Session 2-5 pm.
Sunday Daily Schedule (Seminar topic: The Thumb, Octaves & Chords, Arm Weight)
Monday Daily Schedule (Seminar topic: The Physical Component in Orchestration and Character Painting)



Click here for travelling directions to:

Kunstgebouw Leusden
Eikenlaan 1,
3831 XD Leusden



There are several accommodation options in the Amersfoort area.

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Frits has very kindly offered to provide a light lunch on each of the three days. There will also be coffee, tea and cookies throughout the day. There is a small charge of €7 to cover shopping costs, to be paid at the institute.



The active participation fee covers THREE individual lessons, daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons.

After registering, please return here to fill out the DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM.


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. Note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "," 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.

Please note that due to new 2CO regulations, ALL PRICES ARE LISTED IN U.S. DOLLARS. You may change your payment currency at checkout.

OPTION 1: Online Deposit

Register with a non-refundable deposit.

Leusden 2018 Pay Deposit
Leusden 2018 Deposit $100

OPTION 2: Register Online

Participation Pay in Full
Leusden 2018 Full Active $324
Leusden 2018 Active one day $112
Leusden 2018 Full Audit $70
Leusden 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 April 1.

Leusden 2018 Full Active 10% off $292.50
Leusden 2018 Active one day 10% off $105.30
Leusden 2018 Full Audit 10% off $64.80
Leusden 2018 Audit one day 10% off $22.50

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

STUDENT Pay in Full
Leusden 2018 Full Active 25% off $243.75
Leusden 2018 Active one day 25% off $87.75
Leusden 2018 Full Audit 25% off $54
Leusden 2018 Audit one day 25% off $18.75

35% KUNSTGEBOUW LEUSDEN DISCOUNT - for all active Kunstgebouw Leusden or Amersfoort students and staff.

Leusden - Amersfoort
Staff & Students
Pay in Full
Leusden 2018 Full Active 35% off $211.25
Leusden 2018 Active one day 35% off $76
Leusden 2018 Full Audit 35% off FREE
Leusden 2018 Audit one day 35% off FREE

OPTION 4: Contact us for further registration options

For other options please contact Frits Kroese or Sophia Cholich to reserve your place. Frits or Sophia 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.



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.


Pianist and pedagogue Frits Kroese is a long-standing resident of Leusden. He teaches at Scholen in de Kunst in the Eemhuis Amersfoort, is actively involved in the Academy for Music for talented pupils, and gives recitals regularly. He first attended an Alan Fraser Piano Institute in 2015.

Frits's contact information: Email Frits

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before April 1: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before April 10: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before April 24: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before May 7: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after May 7: 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.