NAME
Alan BLAIDEN
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       07956 431 873    
sworganist@gmail.com     
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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 
Experienced Organist. Was in choir at Whitgift School, S. Croydon and at Carshalton Methodist Church, so can train a choir if necessary.

Grade V Piano, GCE 'O' Level Music then Organ lessons for 2 years with Walter Webber. Practical experience gained at Carshalton Methodist Church where later appointed Assistant Organist/Choirmaster, for approx. 5 years with large 3-manual organ and resonant acoustic when we had liturgical services with sung responses, psalms and an anthem at each service sung to a high standard.

Returned to active organ playing as a deputy in 2010 including All Saints Church, Carshalton; St. Peter's Church, Petersham; St. Richard's Church, Ham; St. Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate; 1st Church of Christ the Scientist, Wimbledon; Notting Hill Methodist Church; Hinde Street Methodist Church, Marylebone; St. Clement, Eastcheap, London; Purley United Reform Church and St John the Divine, Earlsfield

Familiar with Eucharist: Merbecke;  Dom Gregory Murray and Salisbury  settings and Matins/Evensong. Would need to learn other settings but willing to do so. Would appreciate knowing hymns and other musical requirements in advance and visiting the organ to practise in order to give good standard of music.
GEOGRAPHICAL AVAILABILITY
 I am resident in South West London and am willing to travel within the London area.
AVAILABILITY DURING THE WEEK
Now retired, I can be available on any day of the week, subject to other commitments. However, it would be adviseable to contact me in advance to check availability.
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