The adult opportunity: reflections on recent research into learning and teaching the organ

Peter Bassett wanted to find out whether his own personal experience of learning as an adult student of the organ was unique or, if not, whether other adult students struggled with the same sorts of challenges; and whether, in the light of research findings, some of the challenges could be addressed better, and how any insights or best practice might be more widely shared.

In this article he reflects on the findings with the benefit of some 2–3 years’ distance, and explores some thoughts on how the findings might help adult students and their teachers.  The article originally appeared in the RCO Journal of 2008.



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