What I’ve learned since deciding to take organ lessons

In early 2009, I decided that I wanted to take organ lessons. You can read about how I reached that decision here.¬†After a couple of months of thinking about it, I decided to take action …

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Heidi’s 5 made up rules for organ practice

Organ Practice

I have been practicing the organ for over four years at home. During this time I have developed some habits and made up rules. My made up rules do have to be logical to anyone …

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How I decided to become an organist

The question I am most often asked is “Why did you decide to become an organist?” The answers I have given people have not always been the same. I usually respond with a short answer: …

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How I survived a gas leak

This post will be different from the usual as it is a story from the non-organist part of my life. It’s the story of the gas leak. In early January Winter Storm Hercules provided ample …

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2013 recap and plans for 2014

Lift App Practice Musical Instrument

2013 is now history and with it comes the obligatory year in review post! 2013 Highlights: I had 8 organ lessons with my teacher Michael Gartz. I attended my first American Guild of Organists Regional …

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It’s been 3 years – looking back and forward

This month marks three years of organ lessons. Three years! Looking back, I have made significant progress. I can now play the pedals and the manuals (keyboards) at the same time, substitute fingers (and feet), …

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Giving organ music a chance

Three years ago I did not know that Bach was an organist. When I decided to become an organist three years ago, I knew very little about organ music. I had heard hymns accompanied by …

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Shingles

You may have noticed that I did not make a post last weekend. I had a busy Saturday spending time with a friend from high school. Then on Sunday afternoon I attended an organ concert. …

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