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"“I have been learning with Jonathan since 2015. Although I've played the piano since childhood, it has been very challenging learning the different techniques required on the organ. However, Jonathan is a fantastic (and patient!) teacher. Having thought I was only going to learn the instrument for fun, I'm now moving through my ABRSM exams and finding it really rewarding. Jonathan has an amazing breadth of knowledge of the instrument, the pieces and the techniques involved. This, together with his patience and encouraging nature, makes learning a thoroughly enjoyable experience!"

Richard Gibson - Pupil

About Jonathan

Jonathan has over 20 years' experience teaching organ to pupils of all ages and abilities. He also performs regularly at a variety of venues throughout the UK from the Royal Albert Hall and York Minster to his own village church. As well as giving concerts, Jonathan performs with orchestras, plays for church services and accompanies choral ensembles. He holds an LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College London) diploma in organ performance which he gained with distinction.

Why study with Jonathan

Jonathan provides exceptional quality, patient and friendly tuition with an emphasis on helping pupils achieve their full musical potential. Pupils consistently gain excellent results in exams and many go on to pursue their own musical careers with some taking up positions as church organists. Jonathan is equally adept at teaching those who simply wish to learn for their own personal enjoyment. He runs regular workshops and pupil concerts for those who wish to take part and pupils are provided with their own login where they can view lesson dates, read notes from past lessons, keep records of their practise time and much more.

What do I do next

If you are interested in organ lessons, please get in touch to book an initial, no-obligation trial lesson.

"Jonathan Delbridge was my music teacher for 12 years. On setting out for my first lesson with him, I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to learn very much as I was already in my early 60’s and couldn’t even read music. Not about to take the easy route I wanted to learn to play the classical organ, and was aware that most music pupils were of school age, whereas I hadn’t even played piano as a child. However, I needn't have worried as Jonathan is not only a brilliant musician (on piano and organ) but is also an excellent music teacher.
I played in several of Jonathan’s Pupil concerts and even twice on the Truro Cathedral Organ (on open days) something I never dreamt would be possible. I also passed several exams with the ABRSM."
Dorothy Ashton - Pupil
Frequently Asked Questions

How much do organ lessons cost?
Lessons are £34 per hour, although many pupils will have a half hour lesson each week at £17
How frequently do I need to have my lessons?
Beginners will usually receive a half hour lesson each week. More advanced pupils may have an hour lesson a fortnight
How long does it take to learn the organ?
Each individual will progress at a different rate depending on various factors including how much time they have to practise and previous experience
Do I need access to an organ?
Yes, you do need access to an organ to practise on. It is possible to purchase a digital organ to practise on at home but most churches are also keen to encourage organists and will allow pupils access to practise
How much practise do I need to do?
Regular practise is the key to making progress when learning a musical instrument. Ideally you should aim to do some practise each day. When you first start learning the piano this may only need to be around 15 minutes but you will want to put in more time as you progress
How many lessons do I need to pay for at a time?
Lessons are invoiced half-termly using the Somerset school term dates. This means you will usually pay for between 5 and 7 lessons at a time. Extra lessons can be scheduled for school holidays if you wish

If you have any other questions please do contact me.