William Whitehead
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William Whitehead  

William is in demand as an organ teacher and presenter of masterclasses. His informed and disciplined approach, combined with openness and encouragement, have seen notable successes with pupils. He now teaches young organists from around the UK, including many students at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. As a Professor in the Academic Studies department of the Royal Academy of Music, London, William presented seminars and papers, and his day-to-day teaching was always informed with historical and analytical insight. He followed this post with a period of teaching at Trinity College of Music, London.

William is regularly engaged as a tutor for the two leading schola for young organists, the Royal College of Organists and Oundle for Organists. He has also taught on foreign study trips and courses. He has been a member of council for the RCO, and sits on the Academic Board. He is regularly to be found doing duty as both an examiner and jury-member.

William’s academic and writing portfolio includes being a reviewer for the BBC Music Magazine and writing other features for the choir and organ press. He has made occasional forays into academic writing, including an article on Franck performance, published in the RCO yearbook, and other work on Mozart, Mendelssohn and Buxtehude.

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