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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.


Easter Course Online

Wednesday 14th April 2021 (09:00) – Thursday 15th April 2021 (17:30)

We may not be able to meet as planned in Oxford for the Easter Course, but the learning can continue online using Zoom meeting technology. Those preparing for, or considering all or part of CRCO, ARCO or FRCO are invited to read on!

Group tuition—provided free of charge and includes the following areas for each Diploma
• Introduction to the aural component
• Study skills—how to go about the learning required for the history and set works questions
• Seminars dealing with the specific history areas and set works including a specially recorded recital for the FRCO history topic (click here to download the programme)
• An overview of RCO Diploma requirements including the interim arrangements for online assessment
• Informal sharing of ideas at lunch time and at the end of the day
Click here to download the group tuition schedule (correct at 17.3.21)

For tuition for the written paper questions listed below, please visit iRCO and search on the teachers name, "Frederick Stocken"
Chorale (CRCO and ARCO); 16th- and 18th-century counterpoint (ARCO); Fugal techiques (ARCO); Fugue (FRCO). Two further webinars for FRCO harmonic analysis will take place online on 15 and 19 June. Click here for information.

Individual tuition—30-minute one-to-one lessons are available in the following areas
Pieces; keyboard skills; aural; written papers
Lessons cost £25 per 30-minute slot

Robin Harrison is a highly experienced and popular RCO Accredited Teacher with a particular interest in aural training and improvisation
David Maw has taught on several previous Easter Courses and is a lecturer in music at the University of Oxford
Margaret Phillips is one of the UK's most acclaimed teachers and recitalists with wide experience of RCO Diplomas
Martin Schmeding is Chair of Artistic Organ Playing at the University of Music and Theatre, Leipzig and an acclaimed recitalist
Frederick Stocken is an RCO Accredited Teacher highly experienced in helping students prepare for the writte papers of the RCO Diplomas
Simon Williams is Director RCO East, South, and South West and an experienced RCO Accredited Teacher
Tom Winpenny is Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral. He has recorded much of Judith Bingham's organ music and leads the FRCO session on that topic

How to book
Visit our bespoke website for online course delivery conference and register for an account (you will need to use your email address and create a password—the one you use for the RCO website and iRCO will not work). You will then be able to proceed to book tuition as required and make your payment for any individual lessons.

Please email with any questions. Click here to send an email.






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