Overveen, Holland

Overveen, Nov. 15-17 2019


The Gemeentelijke Muziekschool Bloemendaal a half hour west of Amsterdam on the outskirts of Haarlem just a few minutes' walk from the Overveen train station. Alan Fraser has held an Institute there annually since 2012. The May institute is now held in Leusden; Overveen is now our "back to school" institute in the Netherlands.


  • 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.
Jaap Prinsen Muziekschool 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 those interested.

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

There will be a special free afternoon session Saturday September 15 for all interested teachers from the Jaap Prinsen Muziekschool

  • 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.

8:30-9:15 Coffee & Registration
9:15-10:00 Lecture: Lying, Standing, Walking & Running: Organic Development of the Hand on the Keyboard
10:00-12:15 Individual Lessons
12:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:00 Welcome Bloemendaal 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

Saturday morning Participant Registration 8:30 am; Modified Daily Schedule from 9:15 am
Saturday afternoon Special Teachers Session 2-5 pm.
Sunday Daily Schedule (Seminar topic: The Thumb, Octaves & Chords, Arm Weight)
Monday morning Extra individual lessons given to participants staying over



Click here for travelling directions to:

Gementelijke Muziekschool Bloemendaal
Korte Zijlweg 9b
2051 BD Overveen

If you take the train to Overveen, leave the train station, walk back to the railway crossing and cross the tracks heading south. Coninue straight south until you see a large church on the left, a couple of hundred meters past the last small group of shops and restaurants. The next building is a day care center. This is directly in front of the music school. Walk through the courtyard of the daycare and along the passageway to the right of that building. The music school is in behind.



On the western edge of Haarlem, the Muziekschool lies next to a National Park that stretches from there all the way to the North Sea. It is a place of exceptional natural beauty and peace, rich and fertile in its vegetation.

There are several accommodation options in the Bloemendal area which we list here...

• The few hotels in Overveen are rather expensive.

• Your best bet is nearby Haarlem with its many inexpensive hotels, the closest of which is Hotel Carillon.

• For other hotels in Haarlem or Overveen we suggest www.booking.com.

• The nearest Youth Hostel is the Stayokay Haarlem.

• For other youth hostels as well as for another good list of reasonable hotels we suggest www.hostelworld.com.

www.airbnb.com also offers several listings in the Overveen-Bloemendaal area. Book early to get the best choice and the best price.


There are many eateries within walking distance of the music school. In the evenings we generally make reservations for the whole group at the classic old-style Klein Centraal Restaurant so we can get to know each other better. Meal costs are not included in the institute fees.



The active participation fee covers TWO 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 2CheckOut.com, our retail partner. Note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.com," not as "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute."

Please note that due to new 2CO regulations, ALL PRICES ARE LISTED IN U.S. DOLLARS. Take roughly 5% off to calculate the fee in Euros.

OPTION 1: Online Deposit

Register with a non-refundable deposit.

Overveen 2018 Pay Deposit
Overveen 2018 Deposit $75

OPTION 2: Register Online

Participation Pay in Full
Overveen 2018 Full Active $217
Overveen 2018 Active one day $112
Overveen 2018 Full Audit $45
Overveen 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 August 1.

Overveen 2018 Full Active 10% off $195
Overveen 2018 Active one day 10% off $97.65
Overveen 2018 Full Audit 10% off $40.50
Overveen 2018 Audit one day 10% off $20.25

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

STUDENT Pay in Full
Overveen 2018 Full Active 25% off $162.75
Overveen 2018 Active one day 25% off $81.37
Overveen 2018 Full Audit 25% off $33.75
Overveen 2018 Audit one day 25% off $18.75

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

Overveen - Amersfoort
Staff & Students
Pay in Full
Overveen 2018 Full Active 35% off $141
Overveen 2018 Active one day 35% off $70.50
Overveen 2018 Full Audit 35% off FREE
Overveen 2018 Audit one day 35% off FREE

OPTION 4: Contact us for further registration options

For other options please contact Katia Mauro or Sophia Cholich to reserve your place. Katia 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 you have completed your institute, please return here to fill out the INSTITUTE FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE. This helps you and us to evaluate your experience, plan your ongoing regime for further pianistic advances, 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, send him an email.


Pianist and pedagogue Katia Mauro studied piano in her native Brazil before moving to the Netherlands for her university education. She now teaches piano at the Hague Conservatory and the Jaap Prinsen Music School, as well as undertaking special studies in the role of movement in piano technique. She enrolled in a Feldenkrais Professional Training Program under Mia Segal at the MBS Academy in July 2014. She has been coordinating the Alan Fraser Institute in Overveen since its inception in 2012.

Katia's contact information:
Telephone: 31 (06) 52 61 22 97
Email Katia

Cancellation Policy

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