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Margaret Phillips, one of the country's leading players and teachers, shares her wealth of knowledge and experience on matters of technique, style, how to learn and practise music effectively, dealing with performance nerves and much more in this open playing day. An added attraction is that the event takes place at the English Organ School where Margaret Phillips's extensive collection of organs and other keyboard instruments is housed. Scroll to the bottom of the page to book online.
Who should attend?
Player places: organists from near beginner (CAM stage 1/grade 2) to first diploma level (CRCO)
Observer places: organ teachers; all other organists who do not wish to play during the event
10.45 Coffee and welcome
11.15 Playing session 1
12.45 Lunch (not provided—please bring your own food or visit Milborne Port's pub or fish and chip shop)
14.15 Playing session 2
15.45 Tea and depart
What to prepare
In order to ensure maximum variety of repertoire players are encouraged to bring up to three contrasting pieces which they know well, fromn which Margaret Phillips will select. Please aim for a maximum length of 3–4 minutes
(longer pieces may be cut).
Attendance charges (these are the same for players and observers)
£30, RCO members; members of English Organ School; members of South Wessex Organ Organ Society
£12, RCO student members
£16, Other full time students