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.

How to Teach Rotation?

assignmentIt is a fluid state of your hand. Link it to the thumb! ...

scheduleMar 8, 2019

video_libraryHow do we use rotation?

Taubman Rotation

assignmentAlan talks about the importance of explaining and showing these concepts well....

scheduleMar 3, 2019

video_libraryHow do we use rotation?

Chopin-Etude in g sharp minor Op 25 No 6

assignmentOh that left hand.. ...

scheduleFeb 26, 2019

video_libraryChopin Etudes Op. 25

Chopin-Etude in e minor Op 25 No 5

assignmentStand up and become snaky!...

scheduleFeb 24, 2019

video_libraryChopin Etudes Op. 25

Ravel - Gaspard de la Nuit - Ondine

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

scheduleFeb 17, 2019


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

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