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John Riley is a classical musician based in Edinburgh, and  has enjoyed a varied career within music. He has a particular interest in the allied disciplines of composition and improvisation. He has contributed to various journals in the UK and overseas and provided organ improvisation classes for various groups, including several masterclasses for Cambridge and Oxford Universities.


For a sample of the teaching materials, see:

'Organ improvisation. Towards achieving style and structure'. 

Various other guidelines are to be found in the publications section, plus organ and vocal scores for free download.

When not absorbed in music, John is also a keen photographer and a life-long railway and vintage bus enthusiast! 

Classical piano improvisation

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