Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

placeNovi Sad, Serbia

853 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.

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

Oscar Peterson Transcription and Unlocking the Sonority

A few small yet crucial changes in hand can unlock great piano sonority

Nov 24, 2019 Intermediate lesson
Nov 17, 2019 Beginner lesson

Let the Melody Play You

Two way exchange between the player and piano is what we are after

Nov 10, 2019 Intermediate lesson

Move the Sound

Send the energy in the right way

Nov 6, 2019 Intermediate lesson

The change in perception invokes the change in our practice

Also, never stop moving the sound (Alan)

Nov 6, 2019 Intermediate lesson

If you know what your doing you can do it really well

Alan talks more about how to become confident at the piano

Oct 31, 2019 Beginner lesson

Confidence - Your Hand Must Be Set up Well

Hand hip joint, curled thumb

Oct 31, 2019 Beginner lesson

Standing action is the base element

of the weight technique

Oct 31, 2019 Beginner lesson
Oct 25, 2019 Intermediate lecture