Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
122 registered (accordeur, 36251, Ahmedn1, AndrewJCW, 255, 40 invisible), 1414 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2113775 - 07/06/13 02:08 PM Tom Parente and Alan Fraser in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Peter K. Mose Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1789
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
There are about 200 piano teachers here in Halifax for the every-other-year conference of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA). I posted this on the piano teacher board, but it might be of interest here as well.

Two highlights from the presentations...

Thomas Parente, a Dalcroze-and-piano prof from New Jersey (Westminster Choir College), gave a presentation from his forthcoming Oxford U Press book on achieving flow at the keyboard. He's a warmhearted, earthy fellow, and he had some interesting thoughts on making piano practice and performance ever fun, ever joyful. Basically the task is to choose repertoire that is either within one's grasp or just above it, and then find ways to practice musical snippets that are short enough so as to always be easy. It's a mindfulness technique, to discover or reclaim one's sense of mastery.

Alan Fraser, an expat Canadian living in Serbia, is something of a piano technique guru: his work has been discussed on this board. He's a Feldenkreis practitioner, who has applied those principles to the motion of the finger/wrist/arm. He has published some books and CDs on technique, and is a thoughtful and ever-questing sort of temperament. Perhaps he's onto something new - or new-old, coming as it does partially out historical harpsichord playing - but Fraser has been through many high-level piano regimes to arrive where he is today.

He's now giving master classes here and there in N. America and Europe, mostly for the community of advanced adult pianists (i.e., those beyond their formative years of study). Nice guy, and I have a feeling he is a fine pianist. His demonstration playing exemplifying different styles was intriguing and well done, and he mentioned he's giving a Rachmaninov recital this Sunday in the Amherst, MA area, where he has a following.

Fraser is a name to note, a la Abby Whiteside, Dorothy Taubman, Peter Feuchtwanger, et al. And he's a Canadian boy, from Montreal!

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#2114668 - 07/08/13 01:04 PM Re: Tom Parente and Alan Fraser in Halifax, Nova Scotia [Re: Peter K. Mose]
emilypianist89 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/07/12
Posts: 82
I was there too! It was amazing!
_________________________
Pianist
Private Piano Teacher

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano!
aka, why you should be nice to your tuner.
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
PRICE DROPPED!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Kawai CS-X1
by EssBrace
05/25/16 04:37 PM
Cunningham Piano/Dave Frank- Pat Martino master class 5/22
by Dfrankjazz
05/25/16 03:21 PM
Resource on Learning how to play by ear
by sonhnguyen
05/25/16 02:04 PM
Waldorf blofeld
by Edb123
05/25/16 01:48 PM
Using someones Synthogy samples
by rychubil
05/25/16 01:45 PM
Forum Stats
83,748 Registered Members
44 Forums
172,924 Topics
2,527,662 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission