The College works to ensure the availability of high quality individual organ tuition across the UK.
We support and promote the delivery of teaching through three channels: our own network of accredited teachers; a series of careful selected national and local initiatives and partnerships; and the maintenance of an independent list of College members who offer private lessons.
Click here to find an organ teacher where you live.
Or read on for more information about the different teaching services we offer.
RCO Accredited Teachers (working in support of RCO Academy) offer one-to-one lessons for students of all ages and standards without audition, whether beginner, intermediate or advanced, whatever their goals.
In addition to face-to-face lessons, some teachers offer organ lessons online and some offer lessons in music theory, including tuition for the written papers of our organ playing Diplomas, either face-to-face, online or by correspondence. Please see the individual teachers’ biographies for details.
RCO Accredited Teachers offer:
RCO Academy accredited teachers work to a well-established set of criteria. All have been subject to relevant background checks regarding qualifications and experience, and are DBS checked.
Organ students aged 19 and under also have the option of committing to the Junior Organists' scheme. Those in the scheme pay 15% less than the adult rate for lessons, up to a maximum of ₤49. Click here to request further details on our Junior Organists' Scheme.
Click here if you would like more information on becoming an RCO Academy accredited teacher.
The RCO also maintains a list of its members who offer lessons privately.
Please note that the RCO Register of Teachers is an information service only. The RCO does not perform background checks on those listed, except for RCO qualifications: it does not check child protection or vulnerable adult matters, or in any way verify any claims such as non-RCO qualifications or experience.
As with all such listings and advertisements, potential students are therefore urged to make their own appropriate checks and precautions, such as seeking references and/or booking a trial lesson in the first instance.
Click here to find an organ teacher near you.
Click here if you would like more information on joining the RCO Register of Teachers.
Praise for RCO Academy accredited teachers:
"I hadn't had a lesson for over a year and until I stumbled on to the RCO site I had no idea where I could find another teacher reasonably locally. It's a great system!"
"I wish I had been taught like this as a youth... it would have made such a difference."
"I always find the lessons challenging, but always interesting and stimulating."