7 things learned during my first time playing the organ for a church service

7 things learned during my first time playing the organ for a church service

On January 1, 2017 one of my dreams came true. I played the organ for a church service for the first time ever! I was the substitute organist at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown …

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October 2016 Lesson – When persistence with experimentation is required

October 2016 Organ Lesson - persistence with experimentation

It’s been 2 weeks since my last organ lesson. The delay in writing this post is because the lesson was tough for me. I relapsed into old habits without realizing it.  However, Michael recognized my …

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Is my fixed mindset hindering my progress?

Mindsets

I recently read the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. My coach, Camilla, who is helping me Get Things Done, suggested I read it after I mentioned my fear that no one will read my book …

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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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August 2015 Lesson – When it feels like you are never going to get it

Going into my lesson last Saturday I felt confident that I would receive a passing mark on 4 of my 6 assigned pieces. I didn’t obtain approval on any piece! My performance at this lesson …

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4 reasons to watch a silent movie with live organ

Marquee of Michigan Theater

Last Sunday, my husband and I stepped into history. We watched the 1929 restored version of The Phantom of the Opera at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI. This same movie was shown in …

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March 2015 Lesson – confidence and showing improvement

Last Saturday, I had my latest organ lesson with Michael. I didn’t have a lesson in February as the day we were scheduled to meet there was too much snow. At this lesson, I learned …

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January 2015 Lesson: Forgetting about the singers and the easy way out

Christ Mighty Savior

Last Saturday, I had another organ lesson. I was hopeful going into that at least some of the pieces would get a passing mark. That did not happen. Overall, I am still have issues with …

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