Alan Fraser is bringing his uniquely empowering approach to piano technique to New York City this fall with two 3-day mini-institutes. These lessons, lectures and Feldenkrais classes guarantee a breakthrough in your technique.
Many relatively inexperienced pianists hesitate to attend an institute, feeling they are not good enough or not well-enough prepared. However, we are all here to learn, and this approach can help all of us, no matter how well-prepared or ill-prepared our program. Thus the Institute really is OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PIANISTS:
There is no limit to improvement!
Institute enrollment is limited to 12 active participants who will each receive two half hour lessons, one on Saturday & one on Sunday. These 12 are welcome on Friday evening free of charge. Due to space limitations there will be only a few auditors Saturday & Sunday. Alan will be available for private lessons in the evenings following the Institute and every day and evening through the week for those who are unable to attend or who prefer privacy.
HALF HOUR LESSON FORMAT
The half hour lesson format is designed to give maximum benefit to a maximum nuber of participants. On Saturday Alan will zero in on the principle concerns of each participant and establish a clear line of work. Sunday's lessons will be devoted to refining the initial approximation and addressing any further issues. Participants will benefit from seeing how many technical problems we have in common, and how many ingenious solutions, tailored to each person's unique pianism, are possible.
The Friday evening introductory lectures will be held at Shetler Studios & Theatres, located on the 12th floor at
244 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Get directions with this Google Map.
The nearest subway station is the 1, 2 & 3 lines at 50th..
The Saturday & Sunday sessions will be held at a location in midtown Manhattan near 101st and Broadway. Travel instructions will be given when you register.
For discounted accommodations, you may want to check out Airbnb.com or
We offer full online registration. Click on the appropriate price below to be taken to our retail partner 2CheckOut.com, where your payment will be processed by PayPal or credit card. If you have any special registration needs, or encounter any problem, please don't hesitate to email our stalwart organizer, Saleena .
1 - ATTEND THE DEMO EVENING
2 - REGISTER FOR A FULL WEEKEND INSTITUTE
Registration for active participation in one weekend institute covers two half hour lessons, two group movement lessons, two seminar lectures, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate in all activities but receive no individual lessons.
Check whether you qualify for a seniors (age 65 and over) or student (age 25 and under) discount.
Certificates and receipts are given upon request.
3 - SCHEDULE PRIVATE LESSONS
Book private lessons using the table below. Alan will be available at the following times:
After registering, please return here to fill out the
DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM...
... and after you have completed your institute, please come back to fill out this
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.
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.
SALEENA (SALLY HOUSE HEINSOHN) - ORGANIZER
Saleena worked in the business world for many years; however her first love has always been music. She studied piano as a child and again in college; then after a lengthy hiatus came back to the piano, tried out different teachers, and eventually happened upon Alan on YouTube. By a remarkable coincidence, she discovered that her wonderful New York City Feldenkrais practitioner, Scott Fraser, was none other than Alan’s brother!
Saleena's lessons with Alan led to striking and immediate progress, and she feels that she has found what is, for her, the ideal teacher. She is also is an avid voice buff, serving both as vocal soloist and Music Director at a small church in Harlem. She has played at this and various other churches in the NYC area, and performs regularly at several NYC piano meetup groups.
For questions about the Institute, please email Saleena
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