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Ashley, John James (1771–1815), organist and singing teacher, was born on 6 March 1771 in London, probably at 4 Pimlico Terrace, Chelsea, the second son of John Ashley (c. 1734–1805), a bassoonist and conductor, and his wife, Mary, née Jane (d. 1809)...

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Brind, Richard (d. 1718), organist and music teacher, was the son of Richard Brind and an unknown mother. He was educated as a chorister, and later admitted as a probationer vicar-choral, at St Paul's Cathedral, where he remained, succeeding Jeremiah Clarke as organist in 1708. He held this post for the rest of his life....

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Thomas Armstrong

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Bullock, Sir Ernest (1890–1979), organist and music teacher, was born in Wigan, Lancashire, on 15 September 1890, the youngest child of Thomas Bullock and his wife, Eliza Stout. He had one sister, the eldest of the family, and four brothers, and both his parents died while he was still at school. As a small boy he joined the choir at ...

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Calkin, James (1786–1862), organist and music teacher, the son of Joseph and Mary Calkin, was born in London on 19 September 1786. He attended Dr Burrow's school in Soho Square, learned to play the violin under his brother Joseph (1781–1846), a violinist and cellist who was taught by ...

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Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) by Henry R. Cook, pubd 1833 (after James Lonsdale, exh. RA 1817) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clementi, Muzio (1752–1832), composer, pianist, and teacher, was born on 23 January 1752 in Damaso, Rome, the eldest of seven children of Nicolo Clementi (1720–1789), a silversmith, and his wife, Magdalena, née Kaiser (d. 1785). He received the standard musical training of a church organist from various teachers in ...

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Craxton, (Thomas) Harold Hunt (1885–1971), pianist and teacher, was born on 30 April 1885 at 6 Dorchester Place, Marylebone, London, the first son of Thomas Robert Craxton (1858–1908), a surveyor's assistant, and his wife, Sarah Jane Hunt (1852–1905). The Craxtons originated in Northamptonshire...

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(Thomas) Harold Hunt Craxton (1885–1971) by unknown photographer, late 1960s private collection

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Cutler, William Henry (b. 1792, d. in or after 1824), organist and music teacher, was born on 14 January 1792 in London. He was taught music by his father at an early age and was educated as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral...

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Eric William Fenby (1906–1997) by Sir James Gunn, 1932 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fenby, Eric William (1906–1997), musician and musicologist, was born on 22 April 1906 at 92 Candler Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire, the only son and oldest of three children of Herbert Henry Fenby (1870–1954), engineer, and his wife, Ada Brown (1878–1974). He was educated at ...

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Fox, Douglas Gerard Arthur (1893–1978), schoolmaster and musician, was born on 12 July 1893 at Putney, London, the only son and elder child of Gerard Elsey Fox, an engineer, and his wife and first cousin, Edith Makinson Spencer. His mother, a good pianist, began to teach him the piano when he was four and was already showing signs of unusual musical talent. ...

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Sloper, Edward Hugh Lindsay (1826–1887), pianist and music teacher, was born in London on 14 June 1826. He studied the piano in London under Ignaz Moscheles until he was fourteen, and then went first to Aloys Schmitt in Frankfurt, later to Vollweiler in ...

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L. M. Middleton

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Surenne, John Thomas (1814–1878), organist and music teacher, born in London on 4 March 1814, was the son of Gabriel Surenne, a Frenchman, who moved to London in 1800, and settled in Edinburgh in 1817 as a teacher of French and professor of military history and antiquities in the ...

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Verne, Mathilde (1865–1936), pianist and piano teacher, was born on 25 May 1865 at 12 Portland Street, Southampton, the second daughter and fourth child of John Evangelist Wurm (c.1828–1892) and his wife, (Marie) Sophie Niggl (c.1838–c.1883). Her parents had come from ...