Organist / Organ Teacher / Author

Anne Marsden Thomas

Anne Marsden Thomas is an organist, organ teacher and author of 22 books, all still in print. She is an acknowledged world-leader in the art of Organ tuition.

Anne teaches organ at The Royal Academy of Music, both in the Junior and Senior departments, also training those wishing to qualify as organ teachers.

She has taught many hundreds of students over the last 45 years, with many of those becoming illustrious figures in the music world. She has wide experience of examining grade examinations and diplomas.

She has been Director of Music at St Giles Cripplegate Church since 1982. The church has three mechanical action pipe organs- two of which were installed under her aegis. Her concert and teaching work has taken her to the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe and all over the UK and she has made several commercial recordings.

In addition to her 22 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 the RSCM’s Church Music Quarterly and The American Organist.

Anne has received several honorary awards, including the FRSCM and ARAM. In March 2017 she was the first woman to receive the Royal College of Organists’ Medal, for services to teaching the Organ. She was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2015 for ‘services to organ music’.

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