Due to the current unpredictable pandemic situation, we are not scheduling institutes at the moment. The Concord Institute generally takes place once a year in June. Please register for our newsletter to receive updates on scheduling as they arise.
The Concord Community Music School (CCMS) is one of the
nation's largest and most thriving music communities. The two fine Steinway pianos (both pre-war
New York B's) in the CCMS concert hall assure the highest possible level of artistic work at this
Institute. Excellent practice facilities with mostly Steinway midsize grand pianos are provided.
Many relatively inexperienced pianists hesitate to attend an institute, feeling they are not good enough or not well-enough prepared. However, Alan Fraser insists that we are all here to learn and this approach can help all of us, no matter whether our program is well-prepared or in a shambles. Thus the Institute really is open to all interested pianists:
There is no limit to improvement!
Concord area teachers may arrange individual lessons on a pay-as-you-go basis. The special focus will
be on bringing Fraser's new technique strategies to young students, allowing them to improve their
sound and agility, advance more quickly and avoid the risk of injury later on. Please contact
Kathryn Lundahl to arrange these lessons.
Concord, the State Capital of New Hampshire, with its many interesting eateries and numerous New
England wood frame houses provides congenial surroundings for the intense creative atmosphere
of this institute. Some of our participants have found farmhouses outside of town on
www.airbnb.com and have enjoyed good old New England country hospitality in addition to their
This typical schedule will be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group.
Travelling directions to
Concord Community Music School
View Map: CCMS in Concord NH
Boston-Logan Airport is only
an hour's bus ride from Concord.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has a more pricey shuttle service, so Logan is probably your best bet.
Directions from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport -
There are a few hotels in Concord, the most convenient being
The Centennial Inn.
A less expensive alternative,
www.airbnb.com, offers travellers a chance to connect
with private hosts willing to let a room or entire apartment at very reasonable rates. The most spectacular of these is
The Majority Leader's House, which has hosted presidents
of the United States and other luminaries. It is just around the corner from CCMS and the proprietor would be happy to
ccommodate several Institute participants. Please feel free to contact her through the airbnb website. Airbnb does not allow
third party rentals but we are happy to refer our participants to this site. Book early to ensure getting the dates you want.
The active participation fee covers TWO individual lessons, daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar
lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual
lessons. The fee also includes, this year for the first time, free access to your online lesson videos after the institute.
If you would like more than two lessons over the two days, please mention it to Kathy and
she can arrange it.
In the tables below, when you scroll over a price it changes colour. Click on your preferred option
to pay by credit card or PayPal at
2CheckOut.com, our retail partner.
Please note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.COM," not
as "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute."
OPTION 1: Online Deposit
Register with a non-refundable deposit.
OPTION 2: Register Online
OPTION 3: Online Discounts
10 % EARLY BIRD & SENIORS DISCOUNT - for seniors age 65 and over; also anyone under 65 who registers by May 1.
25% STUDENT DISCOUNT - for students up to age 25.
35% Concord DISCOUNT - for all actively participating Concord College students and staff.
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 fees are paid separately to the host
institution or the private accommodation you arrange.
For other options such as registering 'in person' and paying by cheque, please email
Kathryn Southworth Lundahl or call her at (603) 496-5266 to
reserve your place. Kathryn will answer all your questions and arrange your preferred payment option and/or partial scholarship.
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 fees are paid separately.
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
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.
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
KATHRYN SOUTHWORTH LUNDAHL
Concert pianist and pedagogue Kathryn Southworth Lundahl first took part in the Alan Fraser Institute at
Smith College in 2012. As head of the piano department at Concord Community Music School, she immediately saw
the potential for Alan Fraser to have an impact on the local piano community. Kathryn is the general coordinator
and administrator for the Concord Institute.
Contact Kathryn at:
Kathryn Southworth Lundahl
33 Layton Drive
Canterbury, NH 03224
Email Kathryn Southworth Lundahl
CONCORD COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Founded in 1984, Concord Community Music School is New Hampshire's largest community music school and among the
30 largest community arts schools nationally. Its mission is to foster a sense of community through music by
providing the fullest possible array of musical experiences for people of all ages, musical abilities, and backgrounds.