June 2016 Lesson: Ending the insanity practice method

June 2016 Organ Lesson: ending the insanity

At the start of my organ lesson on June 11, I shared with Michael how depressed I felt after the previous lesson. That lesson felt like rock bottom. He asked “What did you do about …

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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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Pipe Organ Spooktacular with P.D.Q. Bach

Martin Ott, Op. 110 installed in First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Last Sunday, my husband and I attended the Pipe Organ Spooktacular put on by the Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival. There were 10 organists – all students from the University of Michigan. The concert was centered …

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Ideas for increasing attendance at pipe organ concerts

In August, I attended 3 concerts – 2 pipe organ and a city band concert. Both pipe organ concerts were part of St. Francis recital series presented by the Ann Arbor AGO chapter. Each Monday …

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5 reasons to listen to pipe organ music

Playing the pipe organ music has been called a lost art. Organists have been replaced in many churches by modern praise bands. However, the mighty Pipe Organ is still alive and there are thousands of …

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The most important lesson learned

g To Someone Else's Middle

I learned an important lesson at the American Guild of Organists (AGO) convention. There is a story leading up to it. The concert on Tuesday evening was at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo. Another concert earlier in …

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Pre-Candidate Recital at U of M

On Friday, June 15, 2012 I attended Nancy J. Deacon’s pre-candidate recital at the University of Michigan. U of M has several pipe organs on campus. This performance was on the Marilyn Mason Organ at …

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