Dijon, France

Dijon, Oct. 21-24


Unfortunately, this workshop has been CANCELLED due to low enrollment.

Audrey Dumont has studied with Alan Fraser since 2014 and began hosting institutes in 2018. This October marks the fith Dijon Alan Fraser Piano Institute. Practice facilities will be available at a neighbouring studio, where the Feldenkrais lessons will also take place. Fraser is fluent in both English and French, and uses the participant's native tongue wherever possible.

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:

  • 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.

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   The Studio



This sample schedule may be modified to suit the needs of the group.

Sunday October 20 Paris Afternoon & Evening Private Lessons by appointment in Paris
Monday October 21 Dijon 10:15 am - Coffee & Reception
10:45 am - Opening Seminar (topic: Living Hand Arches For Living Piano Sound)
11:30 am - Modified Daily Schedule, only 1 lesson before lunch, ATM at 'coffee hour' time.
Tuesday October 22 Daily Schedule (seminar: The Eternal Question of the Thumb, Scales and Rotation)
Wednesday October 23 Daily Schedule (seminar: Weight or Anti-Gravity?)
Thursday October 24 Daily Schedule (seminar: Physical Gesture & Musical Inflection)
8 pm - Student Recital (Optional Participation)
Friday October 25 Private Lessons by appointment

8:30-11:00 3 individual lessons
11:15-12:30 Group Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson (ATM)
(Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:10-15:50 2 individual lessons
15:50-16:30 Coffee - seminar (see the list above for daily seminar topics)
16:30-18:10 2 individual lessons
18:10-20:00 Supper
20:00-21:40 2 individual lessons (if necessary)



The studio is located at
23, rue Auguste Blanqui,
21000 Dijon.

The Feldenkrais and piano practice studio is located at
44, rue Maladière,
21000 Dijon.



Visit booking.com, hostels.com, or airbnb.com to find comfortable lodging in the area.


There is no shortage of restaurants in Dijon, although there are none in the immediate area. We will share a picnic lunch, or one participant will be designated to cook for us each day! Food costs are separate from the institute fees.

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   Alan Teaching



There are several ways to register for the institute, by email or by online payment.


Send an email to Sophia Cholich to reserve your place. Payment to be made before the first day opening session.


Reserve your place here with a deposit of $100. Let us know by email how many days you will be attending.


Click on your registration option in the table below to make full payment. You will be taken to 2CheckOut.com, our transaction partner who processes all our payments securely by credit card or PayPal.

Due to new 2CO regulations, all prices are now displayed in US dollars. The euro is around 85 cents against the US dollar.

Note that payment will appear on your credit card statement under "2CO.COM," not "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute".

Registration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days
Active participant full rate $128 $254 $375 $478
Active participant student rate $100 $195 $285 $370
Passive participant full rate $28 $54 $78 $100
Passive participant student rate $21 $40 $57 $75



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, gardener and poet Audrey Dumont graduated from the Dijon Conservatoire, and received her Master's in Piano Pedagogy from Lausanne Conservatoire. She teadhes piano in Dijon and Langres, and plays solo and chamber recitals as well as animating musico-poetical-choreographical happenings. She is a member of the Trio Frattale.

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   Alan, Thomas, Karolinka, Yveline, Audrey

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before July 15: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before July 30: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before August 15: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before October 1: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after October 1: 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.

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