Become A Teacher

RCO Academy Organ School | Become a Teacher

Would you like to become an RCO Academy accredited teacher, joining a network of professional organ teachers across the UK?

From its inception the RCO has prided itself on operating a "gold standard" in all that it does, starting with its historical role in setting diploma examinations for organists, continuing with the library and, more recently, its training for organists at all levels. As with other subjects, teaching is a skill in itself, separate from fluency in the core subject. To maintain this gold standard of quality and consistency in our organ teaching we work to a well-established set of criteria (click here to view organ teaching criteria) in determining our teaching team, and we welcome applications from any prospective teacher who feels they are able to meet these criteria.

Benefits of joining the RCO Academy accredited teaching team include:

Teacher applicants are assessed by the Head of RCO Academy Organ School. Successful applicants fulfil our criteria, are appropriately qualified (ARCO or equivalent), demonstrate excellent teaching skills and work in a geographical area where there is sufficient demand to allow a viable number of students.

Your status as a self-employed teacher would remain, while you would buy services from the RCO on a quarterly basis. The current charges are £50 for those teaching outside London, £60 for those teaching in London, and £55 for those teaching both in and outside London. Grants are available on successful application to The Larkin Trust to support new teachers in the RCO Academy Organ School through their first six months.

Please express your interest in joining the RCO Academy accredited teaching team by completing the form below.

Alternatively, RCO members may join the RCO Register of Teachers. This Register makes available to the public a non-endorsed list of College Members who offer private organ tuition.

RCO Academy Organ School Teacher Application

Simply click/touch the regions on the map for which you would like to be considered then fill out the form below

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"Being part of a teaching community... is tremendously stimulating."

"I am constantly challenged and excited by the sheer variety of students."

"The sharing of expertise and insights between like-minded colleagues: invaluable!"

"I am proud to be part of it!"