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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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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Is subdividing the answer to my tempo problems? – June 2015 Lesson

Music staff for subdividing post

On July 13, I meant with Michael for another organ lesson at his church. When I arrived there were many cars in the parking lot. I was glad it was not surprise recital day! They …

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May 2015 Lesson – Home practice vs. performance

On May 16th, I met with Michael at his church for an organ lesson. We realized that I’m not always able to play at my lesson as well as I do at home. I started …

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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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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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St. Tim’s Discovers – Michael Gartz Organ Concert at St. Rose

Michael Gartz plays the organ at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, OH

Last Saturday evening (for date night) my husband, Ted, and I enjoyed dinner out and then a delightful organ concert at St. Rose Catholic Church. This concert was part the St. Tim’s Discovers series which …

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