Pulling Out The Stops

Residential Course for Beginners and Aspiring Organists

POTS Youth Organist Course Pupil
A friendly, fun, and action-packed three days for beginner organists up to Grade 5, as well as pianists who want to try the pipe organ.

WHEN: Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 April 2024

WHERE: Oundle, with excursions to Cambridge

WHO: Young musicians aged approximately 10-15

What can you expect?

  • Inspiring classes with top organists on organs in and around Oundle
  • ‘Organ crawl’ in Cambridge
  • Comfortable accommodation, great pastoral care, and good food at Oundle School
  • Plenty of fun with like-minded students
  • Opportunities to hear performances by your tutors
Young Organists walking to course

“[Our daughter] had a fantastic time on POTS. “I’ve been in a bubble for a few days. A very happy bubble – with lots of other people like me.” She also seems to have learned so much and be so motivated – all of which I hopes POTS would do for her but I think it has exceeded my hopes.”

Application deadlines

DEADLINE: Friday, 8 March 2024

Early booking is strongly advised.

Applications for all courses should be accompanied by a reference by your regular organ (or piano) teacher.

Once we have offered you a place, full payment of the course fee should be made within two weeks of acceptance.

Details of how to pay will be provided with the offer of a place. These deadlines do not apply to bursary applicants. We will advise on acceptance.

Fee and Bursaries

Fee £350. Bursaries available, to learn more click here ->

POTS tutors

Pulling Out The Stops features a range of world class tutors to help you get the most out of your time with us.

Click through to read biographies of our featured tutors for 2024.