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    Karin Nelson and students at the Young Artist Gloger Academy at Glogerfestspillene






    I truly love to teach, to meet young enthusiastic musicians who soak up new musical ideas with open ears.


    Being part of a musician’s process of development is a fantastic experience. So much of teaching depends on good communication, and I feel a tremendous joy when I, through my words or playing, can open the door to deeper knowledge and understanding for a student. That I also am connected with universities and colleges and get paid for this enjoyable form of stimulation, this is a great privilege.

    I am regularly asked to give workshops and seminars. Here are some titles and themes about which I have taught or spoken in recent years:

    • Music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his North German precursors
    • Scandinavian Organ Music
    • Organ music by Heinrich Scheidemann, the 17th century organist from Hamburg
    • Hymn playing
    • Organ Improvisation
    • Improvisation in the style of the Sweelinck School
    • Hidden pedagogy in 17th century manuscripts
    • Education of an organist through the Organ Magnificats by Heinrich Scheidemann
    • The History of the Magnificat
    • The organist and composer Elfrida Andrée
    • Organ for children – concerts and performances
    • Tradition and renewal – New liturgical music in the Church of Norway and Church of Sweden





  • Karin Nelson

    Video on teaching improvisation - take a look and enjoy!


    From Young Artist Gloger Academy at Glogerfestspillene

  • Concert excerpt and interview with former student Espen Takle


    Concert excerpt and interview with Espen Takle, former student of mine at Norges musikkhøgskole