August 2017 Organ Lesson – Don’t be a Tempo Pusher

August 2017 Organ Lesson - Don't be a Tempo Pusher

On August 26, I met Michael for another organ lesson. The gap between this lesson and my previous lesson was larger than planned. This was due to the time required to socialize kittens was more …

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Saville organ gets repaired and the pistons can be used!

Saville organ gets repaired and the pistons can be used!

Last week, Bill from Midwest Organ Systems visited my home and repaired my Saville organ. As a result of the repairs, I am now able to use the four pre-programmed pistons. For the non-organists reading …

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How does that piece go again?

Kilala cat on the organ bench

At the end of last year, I discovered that I am not able to easily play most of the pieces I have learned. The revelation My brother’s family came for about 4 and a half …

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A Festival of Hymns at Pease Auditorium

A Festival of Hymns at Pease Auditorium

I love hymns and the pipe organ! Yesterday, my mom and and I enjoyed A Festival of Hymns at Pease Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A Festival of Hymns The festival was …

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Keeping the kittens out of the organ!

Kitten coming out of the organ

About a month ago, my 2 kittens discovered they could climb inside of the organ. The kittens, which are about 7 months old now are about the size of full grown cats now.  There is an …

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November 2014 Organ Lesson – What would the cat say?

Last Saturday, I met Michael at his church in Toledo for another organ lesson. The first piece I played was the prelude from the Prelude and Fugue in F Major (BWV 556). This was my …

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Why I’m still going to wear my organ shoes

My cat Buster with my OrganMaster organ shoes

Today’s post is about organ shoes. If you are not aware that [most] organists where special shoes referred to has organ shoes, check out this post for more information on them. I currently have two videos …

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The one thing you need to become an organist or anything else as an adult

Persistence

Persistence. Persistence is the key to learning something new. Taking up something new as an adult can be a challenge. Here are some situations that you may need to persist through: Reaching your goal may …

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