Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

placeNovi Sad, Serbia

862 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 to teach kids to practice properly

Applies for adults too. Avoid mechanical repetition at all cost and a few other things.

Jan 14, 2020 Beginner lecture

Glenn Gould piano technique

A question about Why Glenn Gould sat so low turns into a great rant about musicianship

Jan 9, 2020 Beginner lecture

How to play pianissimo on piano

People often forget about the standing hand when playing pianissimo. But what if there is a way?

Jan 5, 2020 Beginner lecture

How to play trills on piano

Oh trills, always a tricky thing to play, right?

Jan 3, 2020 Beginner lecture

Bach - C major prelude

C major prelude with a young pianist

Dec 28, 2019 Beginner lesson

Chopin - Nocturne in E Flat Major Op. 9 No. 2

Young pianist and Alan working on the famous nocturne

Dec 25, 2019 Beginner lesson

Moving Whole Body to Move the Sound

Slide is the reflection of the horizontal nature of the tone. Do not lock your body

Dec 20, 2019 Intermediate lesson

Let's Talk About the Wrist

Alan talks about how information flows throughout the wrist and why is it important it's not blocked

Dec 15, 2019 Beginner lecture

Silent Piano Practicing

Ever practiced on a table top, or electric piano? Is it really beneficial or not?

Dec 13, 2019 Beginner lecture

Useful Bird Beak Exercise

Rene shows his exercise he uses with his studenta

Dec 9, 2019 Beginner Information

Flexors, Extensors, Interossei and the Bigger Picture

A very informative bit on our playing aparathus

Dec 6, 2019 Beginner lecture

Forearm Muscles

Forearm muscles and their role in our functional hand

Dec 3, 2019 Beginner lecture

Feldenkrais and Piano - But Why?

It's about the quality of movement and how do we translate it to the piano.

Nov 30, 2019 Beginner lecture

The Differentiation between the Thumb and the Hand

Very basic, yet very important exercise

Nov 29, 2019 Beginner lesson