Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, October 9-16 2020


Alan Fraser will be teaching individual lessons in Geneva for a week in October, at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique à Genève, as well as in private homes.

Fraser is fluent in both English and French, and uses the participant's native tongue wherever possible. There will be no ATMs or lectures for this session.

Many relatively inexperienced pianists hesitate to take lessons with Prof. Fraser, 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.

   The Historic Elegance of the Conservatoire Building


Private lessons only. Please register for your lessons below.



Friday 11:30 Arrival Gènève Cornavin.
13:00-21:00 Private lessons by appointment
Saturday-Thursday 9:00-21:00 Private lessons by appointment
Friday 11:15 Départure aeroport Genève



The Conservatoire is located at
Rue François-D’Ivernois 7
1206 Genève.

Some lessons will be held at the "satellite conservatoire" at
Chemin des Crêts-de-Champel 40
1206 Genève.



There are plenty of hotels in the area, and we also recommend Airbnb


There is no shortage of restaurants in Geneva.

Geneva Lake
   The Lake & the Mountains



Pay for your private lessons by clicking on the appropriate link below.
To reserve your time, please contact Sophia Cholich.

Option 1: Reserve your place with a deposit of $100. Complete your payment at the first lesson.

Option 2: Choose your registration option and then in the table below, click on the appropriate price to make payment. You will be taken to, 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 hour 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours
Deposit $100 $100$100 $100
Active participant full rate $120 $240 $360 $420
Active participant student rate $100 $200 $300 $400



After registration, please come back to fill out this PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM.

After your lessons, 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.

Alan teaching
   Alan at work

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before July 30: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before August 10: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before August 25: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before September 10: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after September 10: 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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