Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

placeNovi Sad, Serbia

1126 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.

It looks like a circle but it doesn't feel like it

In order to go fast, we must conserve the movement of the hand

Feb 13, 2024 Intermediate Lesson

Active fingers = good kind of tension

Play with an active finger and then release the tension in your hand

Jan 26, 2024 Intermediate Lesson

If the left hand stood up more, it would help the right hand

This is generally applicable accros the board but another good example is Chopin's Op. 10 No. 1

Jan 24, 2024 Intermediate Lesson
Jan 14, 2024 Intermediate Lesson

Alan's update - 2024

News from Alan

Jan 4, 2024 Beginner Information

Two types of stage fright

and what to do about it

Nov 26, 2023 Beginner Lecture

About the Russian piano school

Alan answers a question about the Russian school of piano technique

Sep 22, 2023 Beginner Lecture
Aug 27, 2023 Intermediate Lesson

Link hands to core functionally part 3

ATM from Munich, May 2023 workshop

Aug 18, 2023 Beginner ATM

Link hands to core functionally part 2

ATM from Munich, May 2023 workshop

Jul 18, 2023 Beginner ATM

Link hands to core functionally part 1

ATM from Munich, May 2023 workshop

Jul 13, 2023 Beginner ATM

Don't get stuck in the physical aspect of piano technique

Experience the physical but link it to the ear and emotions

Jul 6, 2023 Intermediate Lecture

Build up your repertoire of movements at the piano

"Expressively directed micro timing"

Jul 4, 2023 Intermediate Lecture

How to grow the arch if I have small hands

Tiny adjustments are needed even if you have small hands

Jun 30, 2023 Intermediate Lecture