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Joan Mary Last

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Joan Mary Last OBE (12 January 1908 – 9 October 2002) was an English music educator, author and composer born in Littlehampton, Sussex. She studied piano with Mathilde Verne and made her debut as a pianist at the Aeolian Hall in London in 1926. After an injury to her hand ended her performing career, Last turned to teaching and composing. She taught music at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded an OBE in 1988 for services to music education.[1] She never married.[2][3]


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  3. ^ Kay, Ernest (1985). International who's who in music and musicians' directory: Volume 10. Melrose Press. ISBN 9780900332777.