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Scholarships available for prospective organists

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The scholarships are to encourage organists and would-be organists who need professional help to give them more confidence and proficiency.

Applicants need to be around Grade 5 or 6 standard on the piano and be wishing to play or already be playing on the organ or keyboard for services in a church.

A course of up to three years free organ lessons.

Applications can be received at anytime.

Contact: David Dunnett, Cathedral Organist at

Here are some testimonials from current students:

“I was in my late sixties when I was offered the chance to have organ lessons through the diocesan scheme. I know that the congregations who I serve are so appreciative of the music that I perform.” – Jonathan

“My journey into organ playing has been one of the most rewarding musical experiences of my life.  Most importantly, I can be of good use in playing for services. In supporting trainee organists, the scheme supports churches in the diocese. “ – Heather

“The Diocesan organ scholarship opens up a world of music that is both fascinating and engaging. I have enjoyed excellent teaching and opportunities connected with accompanying, playing at services and performing.” – Jamie