Eitorf, Germany

Eitorf, May 5-8 2016


First held in November 2014, the Eitorf Alan Fraser Piano Institute is a the only full-length Institute to take place in Germany, this year. The Eitorf Musik und Tanzschule has a fine concert hall with an excellent concert instrument, and there are numerous practice facilitites spread throughout the building.

Due to low enrolment this Institute has been shortened by one day and is now running May 5-8. Those of you who enrolled for the entire institute will have a double lesson on one of those days.

8:00-8:45 Private Lesson
8:45-11:00 3 Lessons
11:00-12:15 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-4 3 Lessons
4-4:45 Coffee - Seminar
4:45-7:00 3 Lessons
7:00 Evening Meal & Chill Out

Thursday Coffee & Reception 8:15 am
Modified Daily Schedule from 9 am
Seminar will immediately follow the ATM – (topic: The Anti-Gravity Function & Biotensegrity)
Friday Daily Schedule (seminar: I Pass And Do Not Pass The Thumb Under)
Saturday Modified Daily Schedule (seminar: Ubiquitous Rotation)
Student Recital (Optional Participation 8 p.m.)
Sunday Daily Schedule (seminar: Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic)



Click here for travelling directions to the:

Musik-und Tanzschule Eitorf Christoph Kaesberg
Brückenstr. 31
53783 Eitorf



There are several hotels in Eitorf, all easily available at Booking.com.
We also recommend airbnb which has a few listings in the Eitorf area. Book early to get your preferred accommodations.


There are several restaurants within walking distance of the school, the Institute prefers the Italian restaurant which is farthest by foot but which has the best espresso. Meal expenses paid separately from tuition fees.



Please contact the Musik & Tanzschule for tuition rates and registration for this event.

After registration, please return here to fill out this detailed participant information form.




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.


Michael Klatte is a pianist, organist and Feldenkrais practitioner who has been interested in the relationship of movement to music performance for many years. He has taken on the monumental task of translating Alan Fraser's books on piano technique into German, and has already finished Honing the Pianistic Self-Image. He has been studying piano with Fraser for several years and has translated for many of his workshops. Michael is a professor of piano at the Eitorf Music School, and is the organizer of the Eitorf Alan Fraser Piano Institute.

Contact Michael Klatte.

To contact the Music School directly:
Telephone: 02243-82323
Fax: 02243-858181-9
Email: ck@mu-mo.de