Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

placeNovi Sad, Serbia

975 videos

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 long until one internalizes all this

Going ack to old ways is normal, it takes time

Jan 18, 2021 Beginner Lecture
Jan 14, 2021 Beginner Lesson
Jan 8, 2021 Intermediate Lesson

Have your sound instantly

Wrist and strength adjustment for the instant great sound

Jan 6, 2021 Intermediate Lesson

Alan's update - December 2020

Alan and Jovan talk via skype

Dec 31, 2020 Beginner Information

The physical organisation can make your sound

The wrist always wants to be the important one, let the MCP do the work

Dec 31, 2020 Intermediate Lesson

No thumb under, no finger over

Don't swivel, stand up

Dec 29, 2020 Beginner Lesson

Authoritative snapping sound

Character of the music dictates the touch

Dec 28, 2020 Beginner Lesson

Profound functional adjustment

Standing up frees up your forearm and therefore there is less tension

Dec 24, 2020 Beginner Lesson

Left hand descending arpeggios

Don't reach for the note, know it's there

Dec 23, 2020 Beginner Lesson
Dec 22, 2020 Beginner Lesson

Harmonic language has emotional logic

We are exploring big sound as well as orchestration in Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G minor Op 23 No 5

Dec 21, 2020 Intermediate Lesson

You don't have to put the thumb under

but over actually and it also helps you STAND UP

Dec 17, 2020 Beginner Lesson
Dec 16, 2020 Beginner Lesson