Alan Fraser

Novi Sad, Serbia

# of Lessons

781

Biography

Born in Montreal in 1955 Alan Fraser studied piano but also delved into composition, cello, classical singing and had several stints as a pop musician. Alan’s main pianistic influence was the pioneering research of Phil Cohen who studied alongside Ronald Turini, Andre Laplante and Janina Fialkowska with Yvonne Hubert, who had been Cortot‘s assistant in Paris. Alan spent several years with Cohen after an apprenticeship with two former Cohen students, Alan Belkin and Lauretta Milkman.

Ravel - Gaspard de la Nuit - Ondine

assignmentQuite an insightful lesson on Ravel's Ondine...

scheduleFeb 17, 2019

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Chopin-Etude in a minor Op 25 No 4

assignmentEverybody plays staccato but they forget to phrase while doing so ...

scheduleFeb 9, 2019

video_libraryChopin Etudes Op. 25

Chopin-Etude in f Major Op 25 No 3

assignmentWe are looking for a specific degree of flattens in the fingers that gives us "snappy" and sharp sound we want...

scheduleFeb 3, 2019

video_libraryChopin Etudes Op. 25

Technique and Sound in Improvisation

assignmentGreat lesson on inner workings of the hand given to a jazz pianist. From Alan's institute in Novi Sad, 2018....

scheduleJan 27, 2019

video_libraryPiano Technique and Jazz Pianists

Chopin-Etude in g sharp minor Op 25 No 6

assignmentOh that left hand.. ...

scheduleJan 21, 2019

video_libraryChopin Etudes Op. 25

Real Debussy-Strange Combination of Static and Moving

assignmentExploration of the sound is incredibly important piece of the puzzle....

scheduleJan 13, 2019

video_libraryWorld Of Debussy Articulations

Mephisto Waltz Rockets

assignmentAlan is attempting to not only avoid the injury but actually heal his shoulder by approaching this segment properly...

scheduleJan 6, 2019

video_libraryPerformance Injury - Road to Recovery

Play Mephisto Waltz from Injured Point of View

assignmentIn other words, really dissect the score and learn it in a way that cultivates healing of Alan's injury...

scheduleDec 29, 2018

video_libraryPerformance Injury - Road to Recovery

Curling without any Tension

assignmentThere is a way of not dis-empowering the MCP and really making it work...

scheduleDec 24, 2018

video_libraryPerformance Injury - Road to Recovery

Palm in Contact with the Keys

assignmentAlan says he can "sense through" the keyboard better if his palm is down, touching the keys. Notice that he still maintains the hand structu...

scheduleDec 24, 2018

video_libraryPerformance Injury - Road to Recovery