Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

placeNovi Sad, Serbia

1012 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.

The fingering must always be the same

It's about the speed really

Sep 24, 2021 Beginner Lesson

The danger of slow practice?

We have to be smart about our piano practice

Sep 20, 2021 Beginner Lesson

Put pattern recognitions into your motorics

Basically training your motor neurons

Sep 16, 2021 Beginner Lesson

It's always the same thing but the internal pattern is different

and requires specific yet fluid hand adjustments

Sep 14, 2021 Beginner Lesson

Feel each note

stand up fully on each note

Sep 7, 2021 Beginner Lesson

The first thing you do when you practice the piano

link the physical and musical experience

Aug 31, 2021 Beginner Lesson

Do not read Hanon

If you read it every time, you are missing the point

Aug 29, 2021 Beginner Lesson
Aug 14, 2021 Intermediate Lesson

Metacarpal function of the thumb

without standing or making the thumb vertical

Aug 6, 2021 Intermediate Lecture

Parasitic movements

What is it and how to avoid it

Aug 1, 2021 Intermediate Lecture

Float the arm

The question was about the Rachmaninoff concerto but can it be applied to anything?

Jul 25, 2021 Beginner Lecture

The great deal of robust positive standing energy

if your finger stays tense your thumb is not standing well, same for fingers, if they are solid, thumb will be fine

Jul 20, 2021 Intermediate Lecture

Do the big movements to wake up your reflexes

Kind of a continuation of a previous answer on practice

Jul 14, 2021 Beginner Lecture

Thumb capability

"Standing the thumb on the nail"

Jul 8, 2021 Advanced Lecture