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Dr Julie Ainscough
Dr Julie Ainscough

Doctor of Philosophy in Music
LTCL (Piano Teaching),
GTCL (Music, 1st class Hons.),
FTCL (Composition),
M.Mus. (London, Composition),
Ph.D. (Surrey, Composition)
FRCO (Fellow of the Royal College of Organists)
FISM (Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians).
Instruments: Piano/Organ/Theory / Composition
Genre/Style(s): Piano: Classical and Jazz
Organ: Classical and liturgical
Composition: Classical contemporary
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


I teach piano, organ, music theory and composition. I perform primarily on the organ, but also undertake continuo and piano accompaniment. I am active as a composer, an area in which I have won several prizes, both at Trinity College of Music then, later, at the University of Surrey. Most recently, I was successful in the Society of Women Organists' Commissioned Composer 2021 competition.

I teach piano to pupils of all ages (from five years upwards) and at all levels, from beginner to diploma level (including ATCL and LTCL). Pupils are prepared for ABRSM or Trinity College London grade examinations, according to the needs of the individual pupil; almost all achieve a Merit or Distinction. Examinations, however, are regarded as useful milestones and are optional, especially in the case of adult pupils. There is also the opportunity to take part in music festivals, such as the piano classes of the Sutton or Reigate&Redhill festivals or the organ classes of the Godalming Performing Arts Festival.

I teach organ both privately and at Hampton School, where I have been on the staff since 1994 and where I also now teach piano. A number of my young organ pupils attain organ scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge Most pupils learn to accompany the liturgy and to develop repertoire for its enrichment.

Having spent most of my career working in both Anglican and Roman Catholic parish churches, I am now Organist at St. Augustine's Abbey at Chilworth, near Guildford, where I accompany the Benedictine monks' (and the lay congregation's) singing of Gregorian plainchant, on Sundays and Holydays, playing organ music from a wide and varied repertoire.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your musical needs and aspirations. Fees are based on the standard professional scales with reference to the Incorporated Society of Musicians' periodic fee surveys and fees charged by my professional colleagues.

Contact Julie

Address: Beare Green,
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Fee (60 minutes): £

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