Workshop – Fearless and Fun: A New Approach to Teaching Keyboard Skills
7/10/2020 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Anne Marsden Thomas is an organist, organ teacher, and author of 23 books for organ students and church organists. She wrote the last three books jointly with Dr. Frederick Stocken: Graded Keyboard Musicianship, 2 volumes, Oxford University Press (OUP, 2017), and New Oxford Organ Method, (OUP, 2020).
Anne is based in London, UK, where she teaches organ at The Royal Academy of Music, in both Junior and Senior departments. Since 2006 she has taught the LRAM course there, which trains those wishing to qualify as organ teachers.
She was the founder/director of St. Giles International Organ School, London, for 20 years, before it migrated to the Royal College of Organists (RCO), and she has taught many hundreds of organists. She has been Director of Music at St. Giles Cripplegate Church, London, since 1982.
In addition to her 23 books, she has published many articles for organists and their teachers, including a long-running series Anne Marsden Thomas’s Organ Lessons, published in both Church Music Quarterly and The American Organist. Anne has received several distinguished awards, including the MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2015, for services to organ music, and she was the first woman to receive the RCO Medal in 2017.