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EDUCATION – Training

Fraser regularly trains musicians and teachers to run creative, practical music-making projects for themselves.

For professional musicians, the process encourages them to feel comfortable and creative in environments other than that of the concert hall. There is an emphasis on developing composing or devising techniques to encourage musicians to have an active involvement in the creative process and to see how the skills they already posses can be useful in educational and creative situations. A link is often made to orchestral repertoire in order to access the knowledge and skills already inherent in the musicians concerned and to make a strong relationship with the real working artistic life of orchestras and their musicians.

For many years Fraser has had a leading role in training teachers, trainee teachers and music students from all over the world. Most projects in schools are devised in collaboration with teachers and offer forms of in-built training. Since 1996 Fraser has been regularly involved in developing the skills of trainee music teachers at the Institute of Education in London.

Recent training projects have been developed with London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Britten Sinfonia, Musica Viva Australia, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Society Gavinges (Netherlands), The sage Gateshead, City of London Sinfonia, Aldeburgh Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

Fraser has also been developing new initiatives in corporate training programmes with London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, Judge Business School, Arup Acoustics, London Underground, Brent Council and Nordbank.