Armistead attended the Royal Man­che­ster College of Music; Ow­en’s College, Man­ches­ter, Eng­land; and Ox­ford University (MusD).

He played the organ at the Wes­ley­an Church, Bri­er­field, Eng­land; the Wes­ley­an Church in Burn­ley (1908); and Holy Trinity Church, Burn­ley (1909). He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Associate of the Royal College of Music, and Associate of the Royal Man­ches­ter College of Music.

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