Independent, professional training in a relaxed but tutored environment.

VaCO courses offer fantastic career development opportunities whilst being exceptional value for money – courses are highly subsidised to ensure aspiring talent is never starved of opportunity.

Our courses focus on exciting orchestral repertoire, as well as exploring a wide range of chamber music and small ensemble pieces – coached by some the the UK’s leading musicians.


We asked students why they come to VaCO

The requirements of being a professional musician in the 21st century are evolving. We combine our certified approach with constant evaluation to provide relevant and effective training. 


Rotating desks allows students to get to know each other and offers an opportunity for section leading experience.


Exposure to Repertoire

 Discover something new by not playing the same music as other courses and institutions.



A small investment with huge gains –¬†We charge a fraction of what it costs to run our courses to ensure talent is never starved of opportunity.


A Real Challenge

All the intensity of the professional world, presented against the serene backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.


Gradation of Skill

Promising young 6th formers can be inspired and learn from advanced music college graduates on the cusp of professional careers.



We create a culture that is famously fun without sacrificing standard.


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