Alan Fraser

Novi Sad, Serbia

# of Lessons

787

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.

Chopin-Etude in C Major Op 10 No 7

assignmentMoving finger bones, no falling finger bones...

scheduleOct 4, 2018

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Alan in Washington DC and Montreal

assignmentA quick update from Alan on his latest activities...

scheduleSep 30, 2018

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One Fundamental Idea that will Change Your Piano Technique

assignmentSomething so simple but not taught well...

scheduleSep 30, 2018

video_libraryIntro to Piano Kinematics

There is no Drop

assignmentOne of the biggest problems in modern piano pedagogy, often not taught the right way...

scheduleSep 28, 2018

video_libraryIntro to Piano Kinematics

Skeletal Functional Dynamics and Feldenkrais Method

assignmentA brief intro to Alan's method and the site as a learning tool...

scheduleSep 28, 2018

video_libraryIntro to Piano Kinematics

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Is Weighted Touch Good for You

assignmentWeighted touch reduces melodic flexibility and orchestral sound...

scheduleSep 22, 2018

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The Series of Losses of Balance and Regaining of Balance

assignmentWhat is walking Alex? How does this apply to the piano?...

scheduleSep 22, 2018

video_libraryWeight Unsuited to Moving a Lever

Distribute the Weight Between Upper Arm and Fingers

assignmentAsked by: Simon Chu...

scheduleSep 15, 2018

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Bones Take Over the Work of the Muscles

assignmentVery simple idea, but how often do we really practice it?...

scheduleSep 12, 2018

video_libraryWeight Unsuited to Moving a Lever

When I play right hand forte my left hand plays loudly too

assignmentAsked by: ArthurDing...

scheduleSep 4, 2018

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