Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, July 11-16


Less than an hour north of Salt Lake City, nestled by the Wasatch Mountains is Weber State University, one of Utah's foremost educational institutions. The Browning Center for the Performing Arts offers state-of-the-art facilities including an all-Steinway music department.


We are pleased to welcome Russian pianist Irina Saygina as our onsite consultant for all things relating to youth piano pedagogy. Her background at Kiev Conservatory and her deep knowledge of the Russian system of music education offer teachers a rich resource for upgrading their studio curriculum. Irina has studied with both Alan Fraser and Phil Cohen for several years and is expert at applying the ideas of Craft of Piano Method in piano lessons for the young student. Participants interested in studying with Irina at this institute should let us know when registering.


8:00-8:45 Lesson
8:45-9:45 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
10:00-12:45 Lessons
12:45-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2 Seminar
2-6 Lessons
6-7 Evening Meal
7-10 Remaining Lessons (Optional Private)

Monday Coffee & Reception 8:15 am

Modified Daily Schedule from 9 am
Seminar will immediately follow the ATM (topic: The Anti-Gravity Function & Biotensegrity)

Tuesday Daily Schedule (seminar: I Pass And Do Not Pass The Thumb Under)
Wednesday Daily Schedule (seminar: Ubiquitous Rotation)
Thursday Daily Schedule (seminar: The Shoulder as the Hand's Hip Joint: Linking the Body to the Keyboard)
Friday Modified Daily Schedule (seminar topic: The Pianistic Grammar of Spontaneity)

Closing Recital 8 p.m. (optimal participation)

Saturday Daily Schedule (seminar topic: Expressively Directed Micro-Timing: A New Musical Aesthetic)

Closing Group Session after lunch



The Browning Center, home to the Weber University Music School in Ogden, Utah, just north of Salt Lake City, is located at the south end of the campus. Practice facilities in this all-Steinway music school will be provided.

View Weber State University in a larger map.

View this map for travelling directions to Weber State University from Salt Lake City International Airport. To book an airport shuttle to Ogden go to Xpress Shuttle.



Inexpensive student housing is available on campus only a few minutes' walk from the Browning Center. To reserve your room please contact Student Housing directly. The Students Union has several eateries where a variety of meals are available at lunch time. For supper there are many restaurants within walking distance of the Weber State campus.



The active participation fee covers SIX individual lessons, daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons.

After registering, please return here to fill out the DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM.


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, 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."

If you want to register for two or more days but not the entire institute, repeat the one-day registration as many times as you need.

OPTION 1: Online Deposit

Register with a non-refundable deposit.

SaltLake 2017 Pay Deposit
Salt Lake 2017 Deposit $100

OPTION 2: Register Online

Participation Pay in Full
Salt Lake 2017 Full Active $824
Salt Lake 2017 Active one day $148
Salt Lake 2017 Full Audit $245
Salt Lake 2017 Audit one day $50

OPTION 3: Online Discounts

10 % EARLY BIRD & SENIORS DISCOUNT - for seniors age 65 and over; also anyone under 65 who registers by May 15.

Salt Lake 2017 Full Active 10% off $741.60
Salt Lake 2017 Active one day 10% off $133.20
Salt Lake 2017 Full Audit 10% off $220.50
Salt Lake 2017 Audit one day 10% off $45

25% STUDENT DISCOUNT - for students up to age 25.

STUDENT Pay in Full
Salt Lake 2017 Full Active 25% off $618
Salt Lake 2017 Active one day 25% off $111
Salt Lake 2017 Full Audit 25% off $184
Salt Lake 2017 Audit one day 25% off $37.50

35% SaltLake DISCOUNT - for all actively participating Salt Lake College students and staff.

Salt lake Staff & Students Pay in Full
Salt lake 2017 Full Active 35% off $535.60
Salt lake 2017 Active one day 35% off $96.20
Salt lake 2017 Full Audit 35% off FREE
Salt lake 2017 Audit one day 35% off FREE

Remember, when you've registered, please fill out the DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM.

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.

OPTION 4: Contact us for further registration options

For other options such as registering 'in person' and paying by cheque, please email Nila Ledesma or call her at 1-413-586-4012 to reserve your place. Nila will answer all your questions and arrange your preferred payment option and/or partial scholarship.




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, contact him by email


Nila Ledesma has taught piano at her home studio in the Salt Lake City area for many years, and is a Suzuki Piano Specialist. She first attended the Alan Fraser Piano Institute in 2011, and has been a (humble and humbled) participant at two Institutes. She is always astonished at his knowledge, passion, patience, and refined ears. Nila is the head onsite administrator for the 2015 institute.

Nila Ledesma contact details:

Telephone: (801) 942-5472
Mailing Address:
2719 Grandview Drive
Sandy, UT

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before May 15: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before May 31: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 15: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before July 1: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after July 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.