Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, July 2-7

PEREZ HALL, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Just minutes from Canada's Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa, the newly renovated Perez Hall of the University of Ottawa is home to the Music School as well as to the state of the art Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory. The institute will be held in Freiman Recital Hall which features an excellent Yamaha concert grand and Steinway B. There are ample practice facilities upstairs.

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.
University of Ottawa students and staff are welcome to audit the institute at no charge.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PIANO TEACHERS

Many teachers in the Ottawa area may find it difficult to get away from their studio obligations for the entire week. There are also interested amateurs whose day jobs will prevent them from attending the entire institute. For them we offer individual lessons on a pay-as-you-go basis. For teachers, 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 Janice Gray to arrange these lessons.

SCHEDULE


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


DAILY SCHEDULE
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)

FIVE-DAY SCHEDULE
Monday Coffee & Reception 8:15 am
Modified Daily Schedule - immediately after the ATM will be the introductory lecture:
The Anti-Gravity Function & Biotensegrity
Tuesday Daily Schedule (seminar: I Pass And Do Not Pass The Thumb Under)
Wednesday Daily Schedule (seminar: Ubiquitous Rotation)
Thursday Daily Schedule (seminar: The Shoulder as the Hand's Hip Joint: Linking the Body to the Keyboard)
Friday Modified Daily Schedule (seminar: Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic)
Closing Recital 8 p.m. (optional participation)

TRAVEL




GETTING THERE

Perez Hall is located at the north end of the campus, just south of Laurier Avenue. It is indicated as "PRZ" on this map.

View this map for the University of Ottawa's location in the city.


ACCOMMODATION




LODGING

Student housing is available on campus only a few minutes' walk from Perez Hall. To reserve your room please contact Student Housing directly. There are many restaurants in the area as well as high quality coffee joints.

For those who wish to experience more of the culture of Ottawa we recommend Airbnb which has a wide selection of affordable rooms in private homes near the university. Book early to be sure to have an optimal choice.

We also recommend the Ambassador Bed & Breakfast at 450 Laurier Ave, just a few blocks from campus. Very reasonable, very clean, very welcoming Russian hosts, a really great breakfast included in the price, and there just may be an upright piano in the living room by July.


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.

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.

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. Please also note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.COM," not as "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute."


OPTION 1: Online Deposit

Register with a non-refundable deposit.

Ottawa 2018 Pay Deposit
Ottawa 2018 Deposit $100

OPTION 2: Register Online

Participation Pay in Full
Ottawa 2018 Full Active $525
Ottawa 2018 Active one day $110
Ottawa 2018 Full Audit $200
Ottawa 2018 Audit one day $45


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
Ottawa 2018 Full Active 10% off $472.50
Ottawa 2018 Active one day 10% off $99
Ottawa 2018 Full Audit 10% off $180
Ottawa 2018 Audit one day 10% off $40.50

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

STUDENT Pay in Full
Ottawa 2018 Full Active 25% off $400
Ottawa 2018 Active one day 25% off $82.50
Ottawa 2018 Full Audit 25% off $150
Ottawa 2018 Audit one day 25% off $33.75

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

Ottawa Staff & Students Pay in Full
Ottawa 2018 Full Active 35% off $341.25
Ottawa 2018 Active one day 35% off $71.50
Ottawa 2018 Full Audit 35% off FREE
Ottawa 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 Janice Gray or call her at (403) 680-9275 to reserve your place. Janice will answer all your questions and arrange your preferred payment option and/or partial scholarship.


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, contact him at Contact Alan Fraser

JANICE GRAY

Janice is an Ottawa amateur pianist who prepares a recital program each year to be performed in Egypt where she spends a large part of the winter.

Email Janice Gray or telephone her at
(403) 680-9275


Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before May 1: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before May 15: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before May 31: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 15: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after June 15: 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.