Organ Building

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  • The Institute of British Organ Building Apprenticeship Scheme & International Diploma Courses


A variety of organ building courses available, including:

· 3 year organ building apprenticeship (only eligible to employed apprentices);

· 1 year full-time, or 2 year part-time organ building diploma;

· Individual modular courses.

Training will be provided for all aspects of organ building, including:

1. Joinery & cabinet-making;
2. Tuning;
3. Voicing;
4. Leatherwork;
5. Low-voltage electronics;
6. Metalwork;
7. Pipe-making (wood & metal);
8. Soundboard restoration & planting new soundboards;
9. Organ design;
10. Types of action: mechanical, pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and direct electric.

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  • Level 3 Organ Building (for the Apprenticeship)
  • Other qualifications to follow
  • Completion of Maths and English initial assessment
  • Commitment to and strong interest in organ building
  • Course duration varies depending on the course from 1 year to 3 years
  • No fees due for 16-18 year olds
  • Apprenticeship fees are payable by your employer
  • Diploma fees for 19+ students of the diploma will be payable. Fees tbc
  • Into employment/self-employment