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RCO Academy – a half-term treat for young organists

RCO Academy - Half term courses

The RCO Academy are running courses from Friday 28 Oct to Sunday 30 October (in the Autumn half term) for young organists and pianists. These are generously supported by The GMC Trust, The Williams Church Music Trust and The William Haddon Charitable Foundation.

There are two courses to choose from:

“Find your feet” 

This is for early steps in organ playing and ideal for youngsters between 8 and 15 years old. (Organists and pianists wanting to try playing the organ).

“Build your skills”

For teenage organists, grades 5 to 8, designed to build style and technique.

The course price includes:

  • friendly, fun residential course – fully checked and qualified pastoral staff
  • Youth Hostel (YHA) accommodation in central Edinburgh
  • inspired hands-on tuition in small classes, playing simply fabulous pipe organs all over the City
  • perform in Student Concert at St Andrews and St George’s West— get feedback and DVD souvenir
  • time out!
  • make music—make friends—a brilliant half-term break in a beautiful, lively city!

For more information on bursaries available, as well as easy online booking facility go to: RCO Academy Half-term Courses page or email James Parsons directly to find out more.

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