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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.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Have you met Mrs. Middlejoy?

I was introduced to Mrs. Middlejoy one morning when Susan Call Hutchison called me with some questions about the organ for a children's book she was writing.  As a thank you, she sent me a copy of Mrs. Middlejoy and the Minister's Cat. I loved it and eagerly awaited the release of her next book, Mrs. Middlejoy and the Joyful Noise.

I thought it was great fun, and wanted to share it with you!  You can download this free book from Susan's website, MrsMiddlejoy.com.  Here's the direct link.  For my help, I was able to name the organist!  I named her after Carol Dean, who not only introduced me to the organ, but also teaches many organists in the Provo/Orem area and beyond.

As I prepared this blog post, I noticed that the Kindle version of Mrs. Middlejoy and the Haunted Churchyard is currently free.  I can't wait to read this one as well.  If you enjoy these stories, you might want to grab it before November 2nd!