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Teach the Organ!—class 2

Saturday 26th October 2019 (11:00 – 14:00)
St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA

This ground-breaking, comprehensive series of six classes covers key aspects of teaching the organ. The classes will be taught by Anne Marsden Thomas MBE, one of the UK’s most experienced organ teachers. Just six places are available for each three-hour class. Each class is interactive, with time for questions, discussion and teaching practice.

This class is fully booked. Please click here to email to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to book for this, the second class on teaching the beginner, including an in-depth study of available tutor books.
Click on the dates of the classes listed below to book for other individual sessions.
Those who have attended the first five classes pay just £1 when booking for the sixth.

Those who attend may have one or more of the following aims:

  1. Professional work as organ teachers
  2. Seeking accreditation through the RCO accredited-teacher scheme
  3. To take an organ teaching diploma

The classes are organised as follows:

1. 19 October: structuring a course and a lesson; building an organ-teaching practice
2. 26 October: teaching the beginner, including an in-depth study of available tutor books (scroll to the bottom of the page to book)
3. 15 February: teaching technique
4. 4 May (a.m.): repertoire for the student organist
5. 4 May (p.m): teaching a new piece; teaching sight-reading
6. 30 May: teaching registration; teaching the church organist

All run from 11:00–14:00, except for the two on 4 May which are at 10:30–13:30 and 14:30–17:30.

Although RCO accredited teachers must be of at least ARCO playing standard, we recognise that many organists without this or other formal qualifications would like to equip themselves to give lessons or are already teaching, and seek more information or guidance.

Fee: RCO Member £66; RCO Student Member £33; Full time student £38; Others £77.

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