targeting people with music reading and keyboard experience,
who are interested in learning to play the church organ.
will attend club meetings, usually at 9:15 on Wednesday mornings (excepting
June 26, July3. and July 31). These will include some media presentations,
general instruction about organ technique, registration, hymn playing,
liturgy and performance practice. We will also plan some field trips to
visit and play other organs and attend an organ recital.
also receive individual instruction each week. Assignments will include a
hymn, part of the liturgy and a piece of repertoire at an appropriate level
of difficulty. Practice of these pieces is expected and time will be
arranged/scheduled on St. John's organ for that purpose. Individuals will
also observe and assist at the organ console during a service several times
throughout the summer — and ideally will play part of a service before the
end of August.
Club "dues" are $200 for members/$250 for non-members,
to include group meetings, 8 individual lessons (commencing mid June through
August 21) and local field trips. Admission for an organ recital at
Riverside Church in NYC is covered ($15 for students/20 for adults) — date
to be determined — either Tuesday, July 16, 23 or Aug 6. Transportation
costs will be up to the individual — either train or car pool, as seems
best. A personal copy of The First Organ Book, Third edition (worth $38 &
shipping) or another appropriate book, based on ability will be included.
Proceeds of the program will benefit Saint John's Renovation Project.
Please speak to Cindy Holden if you are interested in participating.
Registration forms are available in the church office.
is being offered instead of Church Music Experience with the goals to:
increase interest in the organ
encourage study of the instrument
to prepare students to play the organ for church
For those who are
interested, but have no keyboard/music reading experience, please keep
posted for information about Music Makers at the Keyboard that will, Lord
willing, be offered in the fall.
Ariel Meza on completion of her Light Blue Ribbon, marking another milestone
in her choir work! Congratulations also go to Gabriela Meza and Brian Tritch
who have received their White Ribbons