I started studying with OCA in 2011. At my age (I am now 63) and not being in good health, music college was not a realistic option. But I realised that with modern technology it was entirely possible to study composition by distance learning. The pieces I am composing now bear little relation to what I was capable of at the outset. I have found the OCA course has shown that composition can be taught effectively alongside theory which is a huge step to include many more people in this creative art which is often thought too esoteric to approach.