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Towards Diploma Hymn Playing and Hymn Extensions—four linked online classes

Monday 9th May 2022 (18:00) – Monday 30th May 2022 (19:00)

Improve your hymn playing and learn how to play hymn extensions in four online classes taught by Anne Marsden Thomas and Frederick Stocken. There will be two classes running simultaneously on 9, 23, 30 May and 13 June at CRCO and ARCO levels [please note the revised dates]. These classes are designed both for exam candidates and church organists. If the level in which you are interested is fully booked please click here to send an email expressing interest in attending a future series. Each class begins at 18:00hrs and ends at 19:00hrs (BST).

All participants will be able to play throughout each class, either to the group or muted while others play. Everyone will be visible on screen and will be able to ask questions at any time.

Requirements in order to participate
• Your copy of the New English Hymnal
• Access to an organ with pedals
• Attendance at all four classes where possible (please note that no reduction in fees can be given to those unable to attend all four classes)
• A commitment to spend a minimum of one hour between classes practising at the keyboard
• A good broadband connection (ideally wired, but stable wireless if not) and fluency with Zoom technology. Click here for further information
• Your computer placed next to the organ
• If aged under 18, a parent, guardian or other trusted adult must be present in the same building for the duration of the class

Students will find useful support for their preparation in the following resources: 
‘The Organist’s Hymnbook’ by Anne Marsden Thomas, published Cramer Music

To maintain the highest quality learning experience, places on each of the two levels of classes are strictly limited to five participants. Recent experience with RCO online learning suggests there will be high demand for these classes, so please apply quickly if interested.


Fee: RCO Members £160 (four classes @ £40 each); Non-members £220 (four classes @ £55 each)

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