Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, July 3-5

EDWARD JOHNSON BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Because all our participants this year are from the Toronto area, we have decided to move the Ottawa institute to two locations in downtown Toronto.

LOCATION 1 - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (U of T)

The morning/afternoon session is a closed Institute available to U of T students & staff only. The sessions will consist of

  • daily lecture on piano technique attended by all
  • daily Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson attended by all
  • individual piano lessons observed by all.
Active participants will receive individual master class style piano lessons with Professor Fraser, where the repertoire can be - but does not need to be - as polished as in a normal master class. Working on problematic passages or a technical challenge can often be as valuable to the group as a fine-tuning a stellar performance.

Auditors receive no individual piano lesson, but do take active part in the group movement lessons.

Please use the first payment table below to register for the U of T closed event.


LOCATION 2 - MY MUSICAL UPBRINGING (MMU)

The late afernoon/evening session held at MY MUSICAL UPBRINGING, a teaching studio in East Toronto, will be similar in structure to the U of T event, but will be 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.

Use the second payment table below to register for the open institute.

SCHEDULE


This typical schedule will be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group. Due to time constraints, no lunch break has been included. Participants can duck out to grab a bite when they need to.


DAILY Begins at U of T .......... Ends at MMU
9:00-9:45 U of T LECTURE/SEMINAR
9:45-11:15 2 Lessons
11:15-12:45 Group Movement Lesson (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class)
12:45-3:00 p.m. 3 Lessons
3:00-4:00 p.m. INSTITUTE MOVES from U of T to MMU
4:00-4:45 p.m. Closed Private Lesson
5:00-5:45 p.m. Lecture/Discussion
5:35-6:30 p.m. 1 Lesson
6:30-7:30 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class)
7:30-9:45 pm 3 Lessons

THREE-DAY SCHEDULE
Tuesday Daily Schedule (Opening lecture: The Anti-Gravity Function & Biotensegrity
Wednesday Daily Schedule (seminar: I Pass And Do Not Pass The Thumb Under)
Thursday - U of T only Daily Schedule (seminar: Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic)

TRAVEL




GETTING THERE

The Edward Johnson Building is located at

80 Queen's Park, at the north end of campus.

Find your directions to it on this Google map.


My Musical Upbringing is located at

1971 Queen Street East
The Beach Mall - Studio 202
Toronto, ON M4L 1H9
Phone: 416-305-5651

Find your directions to it on this Google map.


ACCOMMODATION




LODGING

There is no shortage of hotel rooms and airbnb places to stay in central Toronto.
There are many restaurants in the area as well as high quality coffee joints.


REGISTER




FEES & REGISTRATION

The full active participation fee for the 3-DAY CLOSED UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SESSION covers THREE individual lessons, daily group movement lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons.

The full active participation fee for the 2-DAY OPEN EVENING SESSION covers TWO individual lessons, daily group movement lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons.

TO REGISTER

In the tables below, click on your preferred option to pay by credit card or PayPal at 2CheckOut.com, our retail partner.

Please note that due to 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."



9 am - 3 pm ....... U of T 3-Day Closed Institute Pay in Full
U of T 2018 Active 3 days $156 ($200 CAD)
U of T 2018 Active 2 days, Audit 1 day $112 ($144 CAD)
U of T 2018 Active 1 day, Audit 2 days $68 ($87 CAD)
U of T 2018 Audit 3 days $20 ($26 CAD)
U of T 2018 Active 1 day only $52 ($67 CAD)
U of T 2018 Audit 1 day only $8 ($10 CAD)


4 pm - 9 pm ....... MMU 2-Day Open Institute Full Rate Student Rate
Toronto 2018 Full Active $198 ($260 CAD) $148.50 ($195 CAD)
Toronto 2018 Active one day $100 ($130 CAD) $75 ($99 CAD)
Toronto 2018 Full Audit $45 ($59 CAD) $32 ($42 CAD)
Toronto 2018 Audit one day $25 ($33 CAD) $18 ($24 CAD)

If you cannot attend the institute but want a private lesson with Professor Fraser, use the table below.

Evening Individual Lesson Full Rate Student Rate
Toronto 2018 One Individual Lesson $85 ($112 CAD) $70 ($92 CAD)
Toronto 2018 Two Individual Lessons $170 ($224 CAD) $140 ($184 CAD)
Toronto 2018 Three Individual Lessons $255 ($335 CAD) $210 ($276 CAD)

To pay by cheque, register with this non-refundable deposit and pay the remainder upon arrival.

Deposit For Any Session Pay Deposit
Toronto 2018 Deposit $45 ($60 CAD)

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 and meal costs are paid separately.


If you have any questions, please email Sophia Cholich.


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.

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

SOPHIA CHOLICH

Though not a musician, Sophia is an invaluable part of our organization, stalwart secretary and general manager.
Send her an email if you have any questions.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before June 1: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 10: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 20: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 28: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after June 28: 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 registration fees will be fully refunded.