Welcome to The Latter-day Saint Organist's Resource Blog

The purpose of this blog is to help pianists learn to become true organists. Many individuals believe that if you play the piano you can play the organ, but the instruments differ greatly. While this blog is specifically geared towards members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, much of the information shared can be utilized by all. I hope that the information I share here will help you become an effective organist in your ward, stake, or other congregation.

Feel free to browse and search this blog. It was started in January 2010 and while new posts aren't added very often, this blog contains a wealth of information and is a wonderful resource for all organists. If you're a new reader, you can find the first lesson here: Before We Begin: Acquiring the Essentials. Also, please "like" the corresponding facebook page, which is updated more often. A link is provided on the right sidebar, or you can click here.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 29, 2013

BYU Organ Workshop: Register Before April 1st and save

I have mentioned the BYU Organ Workshop on this blog in the past.  Here's an email I received this past week:

Our 2013 BYU Organ Workshop will be held August 6-9 and we’d love to have you attend again to refresh and sharpen your organ-playing skills. If you attended before and hope to return, Monday, April 1 is the deadline for the “early bird discount.”  Please spread the word to others who may be interested and get the best buy for your money by registering before the price rises.

Here’s our web site http://organworkshop.byu.edu or you can do it by phone at 1-877-221-6716. Hope to see you in August!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Google Reader is being retired

Google Announced on Wednesday that they are retiring Google Reader on July 1st. If you use Reader to follow your blogs, you'll need to find another option. I've heard that Feedly is what a lot of people are switching to, I've also heard about Bloglovin.   If you have a good option, please share it in the comments.


Monday, March 4, 2013

Pipe Organ for Sale on Craigslist

I found this article interesting.  "Developers who are converting a church in Toronto’s west end into condos are desperately seeking a new home for the pipe organ."

I wish I had room for a pipe organ!