Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

placeNovi Sad, Serbia

1075 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.

Stand stand

The sound transforms while you stand

Oct 4, 2022 Intermediate Lesson

You need a good relationship with the piano

The purpose of these ideas is to make us play the piano even better

Sep 23, 2022 Beginner ATM

This is how you play the piano musically

Save yourself from additional work and do things the right way right away

Sep 20, 2022 Beginner ATM

Go slow in order to go fast

Learn music slower but in the end you play musically much quicker

Sep 16, 2022 Beginner ATM

Dance with the piano

Alan is talking about and demonstrating the natural flow of the body that is required while playing

Sep 15, 2022 Beginner ATM

Educate the motor cortex

Our focused mind can only handle so much while we play. We need to educate the body how to play

Sep 13, 2022 Beginner ATM

Four sit bones

or ischial tuberosity

Sep 8, 2022 Beginner ATM

My head stays in the middle

A Feldenkrais exercise demonstrated by Alan

Sep 2, 2022 Beginner ATM

The piano hand arch

Through the lense of Feldenkrais

Aug 30, 2022 Beginner ATM

Move the body

You have to move the body and find that sweet spot, not too tense, not too relaxed

Aug 29, 2022 Beginner ATM

There is something in between tension and relaxation

If you are tense you can't play but you also can't when you are relaxed, so..?

Aug 28, 2022 Beginner ATM

Real organic connection

This series closing episode is packed with useful info

Aug 25, 2022 Intermediate Lesson

Activate these things for 10x more power

A few simple tips from Alan

Aug 23, 2022 Intermediate Lecture

The movement of thumb opposition is the key

The more you oppose the better all the fingers work. Get that power to your hand

Aug 20, 2022 Intermediate Lecture