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Note that the 24-hour clock is used on all event listings. 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 24th November 2018 (10:00 – 17:00)
S Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue, Dulwich, London SE21 7DG

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 on-line.

This is an essential day for those entered for the examinations in January 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 the Written Paper sessions tend to focus on the Harmony and Counterpoint questions.


Comments on past Study Days

"I gained a lot from the event and wished I had attended before. The quality of tuition was very good. I would certainly recommend it and hope to participate again soon."

"Perfect course to prepare for the exam."

"This was my first attendance at an RCO course and was most impressed with the amount of work covered in the day and the quality of the teaching."


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, April 2019, Cambridge (details tba).

iRCO virtual learning environment includes many useful helpsheets and short films.

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