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!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
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 Accessories
* 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 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1349
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
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#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!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Pianoteq vs Digital Piano vs Acoustic Piano
by wildpig
Yesterday at 11:57 PM
Baldwin Hamilton 1941
by JMN12
Yesterday at 11:13 PM
Tucson, AZ: Is Arizona Room a bad place for a piano?
by Paul678
Yesterday at 08:14 PM
Kissin plays...
by JoelW
Yesterday at 07:33 PM
For Sale : True Keys Pianos (bundle) American,Italian,Ger
man

by imyself
Yesterday at 05:51 PM
Who's Online
81 registered (AZNpiano, Allard, aesop, AB99, 19 invisible), 827 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76224 Members
42 Forums
157573 Topics
2314548 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission