placeNovi Sad, Serbia
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 purpose of these ideas is to make us play the piano even better
Save yourself from additional work and do things the right way right away
Learn music slower but in the end you play musically much quicker
Alan is talking about and demonstrating the natural flow of the body that is required while playing
Our focused mind can only handle so much while we play. We need to educate the body how to play
You have to move the body and find that sweet spot, not too tense, not too relaxed
If you are tense you can't play but you also can't when you are relaxed, so..?
This series closing episode is packed with useful info
A few simple tips from Alan