SSLSO Education Initiative

The Southwark & South London Society of Organists is very pleased to announce a new education initiative for 2019.

The SSLSO’s principal aim is to promote and support organ-playing in Southwark and South London. Our ‘Introducing the Organ’ scheme is a wonderful opportunity for organ enthusiasts to start learning the basics of a truly fascinating instrument. Expert tuition and advice will be offered in the form of beginner organ lessons and students will benefit from the knowledge and support of our society. We hope that for some, our scheme will present the first step to discovering a life-long passion!

There are no age limits to those wanting to apply. We suggest that musicians who can play the piano / keyboard to around grade 5+ standard will get the most out of the scheme – although all applications will be considered. ‘Introducing the organ’ is designed for people who haven’t had any organ lessons previously.

There are five awards of £250 available this year. They are designed to cover the cost of new music up to a value of £25 and a minimum of five, 45-minute organ lessons with a SSLSO appointed tutor or other approved teacher. Applications will be reviewed by our committee in April and we may get in touch before making our final decision. Successful applicants will be invited to meet with the committee before organ lessons commence.

If you’ve ever wondered what all the buttons do, how many pipes there are or how can anyone play music with your feet – now is your chance to find out and have a go! Thank you for your interest and we welcome your application.

Click below to get an application form.

Ashley Valentine