Alan Fraser

Novi Sad, Serbia

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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.

Chopin-Etude in b minor Op 25 No 10

assignmentOctaves and the beautiful middle section. Such a versatile etude....

scheduleJun 14, 2019

video_libraryChopin Etudes Op. 25

Rachmaninoff-Prelude Op 23 No 5

assignmentHand Structure for Big Sound...

scheduleJun 7, 2019

video_libraryBig Sound

Jazz Piano - Improve Structure to Improve Sound

assignmentAlan is explaining how to create open, singing sound...

scheduleMay 31, 2019

video_libraryPiano Technique and Jazz Pianists

Bach - Invention in a Minor No 13

assignmentPiano lesson given to a violinist. Very useful lesson on phrasing...

scheduleMay 30, 2019


Piano Exercises for Beginners

assignmentA bit of theory and hands on exercises with young pianists. From Montreal, CA 2019 workshop...

scheduleMay 20, 2019

video_libraryYoung Pianists

Intro to Pianimals

assignmentA short lecture Alan gave on his latest project Pianimals in Montreal, Canada in March 2019...

scheduleMay 16, 2019

video_libraryYoung Pianists

Rachmaninoff - C# Prelude

assignmentAlan working with a young pianist...

scheduleMay 13, 2019

video_libraryYoung Pianists

It's not just Music, it's Poetry

assignmentAlan talks about musical tension, singing line of live musical thought...

scheduleMay 9, 2019

video_libraryIntro to Piano Kinematics

Developing Hand Hip Joint with Walking Exercise

assignmentThumb exercises and functional hand, introduced to a young pianist...

scheduleMay 1, 2019

video_libraryYoung Pianists

The Physical And the Musical

assignmentWhat are the mechanisms that translate our musical thought to the keyboard?...

scheduleApr 26, 2019

video_libraryIntro to Piano Kinematics