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Event details can be found below. Please book online whenever you see the Book Online link. If you have any enquiries relating to a booking, please email or call 020 3865 6998.

Note that the 24-hour clock is used on all event listings. All times are GMT/BST. For classes, the following key is used as a guide to level and suitability : Beginner (Grades 1-4); Intermediate (Grades 4-6); Advanced (Grades 6-8 / CRCO); Diploma 1 (CRCO–ARCO); Diploma 2 (ARCO–FRCO); All Standards. For more information on the different types of events organised by the College, click here.


Preparing for CRCO, ARCO and FRCO

Saturday 22nd June 2019 (10:00 – 17:00)
St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue, Dulwich, London SE217DG

A flexible programme of tuition on the pieces, keyboard skills tests, and the written papers (including aural) for CRCO, ARCO and FRCO. Scroll to the bottom of the page to book online.
Please note that, as of 20 May, the morning session on CRCO and ARCO pieces and keyboard skills is already very popular and that there may not be time for those booking from this point to play. Much can be learned, however, by observing. 

This is an essential day for those entered for the examinations in July 2019 and will be an informative event for those whose sights are set further ahead. It takes place at the College's London centre for the organ playing component.

The day offers:

Please note that, whilst the teacher for the written paper sessions will aim to cover as many of the questions as possible, the tuition for the set history periods and set works will be of a general nature (the types of question you may expect to get) rather than providng specific detailed material. RCO Members can access the resources and support section (via the accreditation tab) of this website for bibliographies.


Comments on past Study Days


09.30 Doors open - refreshments available
10.00-13:00 CRCO and ARCO Pieces and Keyboard Skills (session finishes at 12:00 for CRCO)
10:00-12:00 FRCO Written Papers
12:15-13:00 CRCO Written Paper question 3; FRCO Aural
13.00-13:45 Lunch (not provided)
13:45-17:00 FRCO Pieces and Keyboard skills (with mid-point break)
13:45-15:00 CRCO Written Paper question 2; ARCO Aural
15:00-15:15 Break (CRCO and ARCO)
15:15-16:15 CRCO Aural (day ends for CRCO tuition at 16:15)
15:15-17:00 ARCO Written Papers


The first figure is for a full day, the second for morning or afternoon attendance only. CRCO students attending only for the written paper sessions (including Question 3 before lunch) pay the half-day rate.

Thirty-minute aural lessons for CRCO and ARCO will be available with Simon Williams at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30 at a cost of £12 pounds each, payable on the day. These will be allocated in order of receipt of booking.


Individual organ and written paper lessons (the latter can be taken by correspondence) from RCO Academy accredited teachers.

Easter Course, 4–6 April 2019, Cambridge, offering comprehensive and flexible tuition to thos preparing for or considering RCO organ playing diplomas, together with a repertoire study strand for those who play to diploma standard.
iRCO virtual learning environment includes many useful helpsheets and short films


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