David Thomas
MA FRCO LRAM LTCL DipABRSM
Organist, Pianist and Teacher
Biography
David is known for his calm and methodical teaching approach. Alongside private tuition for piano, music theory and organ, he is a visiting teacher at Woldingham School. David is also an Accredited Teacher with the Royal College of Organists. Alongside his busy teaching schedule, David is the Director of Music at St. Mary's Church in South Croydon. He directs the choir for the weekly Choral Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong services.

David graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with an MA in Organ Performance and was also awarded the Stephen Bicknell Organ Prize. Whilst at the RAM, he studied organ with David Titterington and Anne Marsden Thomas. In 2016, he became the first recipient of the Dame Gillian Weir Organ Scholarship at the Royal Festival Hall. He has also held the Organ Scholarship at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. David became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in May 2021. He also holds the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in Organ Teaching, the Licentiate of Trinity College London in Organ Performance and the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Piano Performance. Outside of music, David enjoys swimming. He is also a private pilot.

https://www.rco.org.uk/education_find_teacher.php

https://stmarysanderstead.org.uk/choir/
Future recitals
David's future recitals are listed on:
www.organrecitals.com
Recordings
Organ

Prelude in C major, BWV 547, J. S. Bach



Allegro moderato from Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65, Felix Mendelssohn



Allegro assai vivace from Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65, Felix Mendelssohn



Fugue in B major, Op. 99 No. 2, Camille Saint-Saëns





Choral

And the Glory of the Lord (Chorus from Messiah), Handel



Carol of the Bells, Mykola Leontovych



Hallelujah (Chorus from Messiah), Handel





Photos
Performing during the pre-concert talk to Jane Parker-Smith's organ recital at the Royal Festival Hall
RCO Masterclass at the Grote Kerk, Haarlem, Amsterdam
Accompanying the Lambeth Music Festival 2017 at the Royal Festival Hall
Receiving the diploma of Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) from Dr Philip Moore (President of the RCO) at the conferment ceremony at Southwark Cathedral
RCO Masterclass at the Royal Chapel of Versailles, France
Rehearsing at the Royal Festival Hall
Performing to Dame Gillian Weir at the Royal Festival Hall
Performing to Dame Gillian Weir at the Royal Festival Hall
Organ Fair at the Royal Festival Hall
St. Mary's Church Choir 2020
Performing on the Sauer-Organ at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig
Performing on the Sauer-Organ at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig
Performing at Reading Town Hall
Music Tuition
David teaches piano (including jazz piano), music theory, organ and singing (including musical theatre) to all ages and abilities, from beginner to grade 8 and diploma level. He offers both face-face lessons and online lessons.
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Contact
Please use this form to contact David regarding music tuition or to enquire about playing for a concert, wedding, funeral, recording, examination accompaniment etc.


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