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Don’t look!

Out of the words I say to beginning organ students, I think the words that I use the most often are “Don’t look! Don’t look at your feet! You need to find the pedals without looking!” It’s such a temptation … Continue reading

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Minuteman Organist

When I described last weekend’s organ gigs, my sister said, “They should start calling you a Minuteman!” because I had so little notice before having to jump on the organ bench. I had forgotten what a Minuteman was, so here’s what … Continue reading

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Never in a million years

I’m sure that my late husband, Carl, is rolling over in his grave now. He would not have guessed in a million years at what I’m doing these days. You see, I’ve taught organ for over 40 years now, but … Continue reading

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What’s in a page turn?

I’ve been using two different editions to practice Bach’s Great Eighteen Chorales. Most of the pieces I learned years ago from the Widor-Schweitzer edition but for these last few months, I’ve practiced the music from the Bärenreiter score, which has the … Continue reading

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