Munich

ARTETONAL SCHÜLE FÜR MUSIK, MUNICH, GERMANY, NOVEMEBER 27-29

Due to the current unpredictable pandemic situation, we are not scheduling institutes at the moment. These pages list institutes that generally take place once a year. Please register for our newsletter to recieve updates on actual institute dates as they arise.

This Piano Somatics takes place at the Artetonal Schüle für Musik. There are ample practice facilities on site. Alan Fraser will stay on in Munich for some days after the institute, during which time he will be available for further private sessions.

Some less advanced pianists hesitate to attend because they are feel unprepared - but Piano Somatics helps pianists regardless of their level. If you wish to learn, you are welcome. 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.

There is no limit to improvement!


Conservatoire
   The Recital Hall

COVID-19 STEPS





PROTECTION AGAINST THE CORONA VIRUS

If social distancing measures are still in force for this institute, the following measures will be observed.
  • Masks will be worn whenever the 2-metre distancing rule cannot be followed.
  • There will be no touching in the lessons.
  • Hands must be washed frequently and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Alan Fraser contracted the Corona virus in November 2020 and has fully recovered, but these measures will still be followed strictly for the protection of all participants.


SCHEDULE




SCHEDULE


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


SCHEDULE - DAY 1
12:30-14:00 Opening Session/Lecture
14:00-15:40 2 individual lessons
15:40-16:30 Group Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson (ATM)
(Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
16:30-18:10 2 individual lessons
18:10-19:30 Meal Break/Q & A
19:30-22:00 3 individual lessons

DAILY SCHEDULE
8:45-11:15 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
14:00-15:40 2 individual lessons
15:40-16:30 Coffee - lecture (see the list below for daily lecture topics)
16:30-18:10 2 individual lessons
18:10-20:00 Meal Break/Q & A
20:00-21:40 2 individual lessons (if necessary)

2021 LECTURE TOPICS INCLUDE
Basic Hand Structure & Function The Celestial Hand Arch - The Voice of the Piano
Weight Technique Arm Weight, the Anti-Gravity Function, Elasticity and Biotensegrity Update
The Thumb The Thumb & Rotation: It's Even More Complex Than We Thought
Pianimals Use The Pianimals Exercises & Compositions in your Teaching and your Playing
Musicianship & Technique Physical Strategies to Enhance Phrase, Polyphony & Orchestration
Q & A Which Aspects of Piano Somatics Intrigue You... Frustrate You... Mystify You... Satisfy You?

GETTING THERE




GETTING THERE

ARTETONAL SCHÜLE FÜR MUSIK

The Music School is located at
Linprunstraße 35 / Rgb
D–80335 München
T 089 / 12 00 12 02
, just south of the Olympic Stadium and west of the main train station.


Conservatoire
   The School

LODGING




LODGING

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

MEALS

No shortage of excellent restaurants in Munich. We will probably all eat at the Trattoria San Benno, only a two-minute walk from the school.


A Lesson
   A Lesson


REGISTRATION




REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

An individual lesson, lecture and ATM each day, and observation of other lessons are included in the full active tuition fee. Passive listeners participate in all activites but receive no individual lessons. You may "make-to-measure" your registration, with whatever combination of active and passive days suits your schedule and your wallet.

Option 1 : Reserve your place here with a deposit of $100.

Option 2 : ONLINE REGISTRATION: Choose your registration option and then in the table below, click on the appropriate price to make 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 90 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 $488
Active participant student rate $100 $195 $285 $370
Passive participant full rate $28 $54 $78 $100
Passive participant student rate $21 $40 $57 $75

FOLLOWUP




INFORMATION SHEET & FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE

After registration, please fill out this PARTICIPANT QUESTIONNAIRE.

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.

Munich
   Recital Hall


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 four books, The Craft of Piano Playing (also in DVD), Honing the Pianistic Self-Image, All Thumbs: Well-Coordinated Piano Technique, and Play the Piano With Your Whole Self. 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.

MARIO DE LA VEGA - ORGANIZER

Mario hails from Spain but has lived in Germany for many years. He teaches piano at the Artetonal Schüle für Musik, and has been attending the Alan Fraser Piano Institute since 2012. He is just about to finish his Piano Kinematics accreditation.

Mario
   Mario

For questions about the Institute, please email Mario

Munich
   Recital Hall


Cancellation Policy

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

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