January 2018 Organ Lesson – The need to become self aware

January 2018 Organ Lesson - The need to become self aware

Last Saturday, I meant Michael for another organ lesson at his church. I learned that I need to be self-aware when I am practicing at home. It’s  possible that I am relearning this again. My …

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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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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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Deciding to not give up on a piece – December 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had another lesson with Michael at his church.  For over a year, I have been learning the Adagio movement from Widor’s Symphony No. 5. I am still having technical issues with this piece …

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A corrected mistake is evidence of progress!

As described in my last post, my November lesson was a bit tough. However, I did show some improvement. While playing “Like a River Glorious”, I played a wrong note in the pedal line. I immediately corrected …

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Why to practice as recommended – November 2012 Lesson

Lessons go better when the advice of the teacher is followed! Last Saturday, I had an organ lesson with Michael. I was very optimistic going into the lesson. I was confident that Michael would be …

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