Welcome to The LDS Organist 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!

Testimonials

These testimonials are taken from comments posted on this blog and the corresponding Facebook page.

Thank you! Reading your blog and listening to the songs is such a pleasure. Plus I have learned much useful knowledge here not found anywhere else during my first months of playing the organ. 
--Anonymous

WOW! Your blog is amazing. More like an entire website about the organ. I learned soooo much and I'm now stoked to actually learn this instrument instead of bluffing my way through the songs every week. Thanks!
--Lori

Thank you for those wonderful organ registrations you gave me a long time ago. I am so sorry I didn't tell you sooner that they were FANTASTIC! I have received so many compliments on how lovely the organ sounds. Plus, it was really good for me to hear these registrations, get used to them, and then be able to build off of them from there. I am truly thankful for all of the time and effort you put into this blog!
--Ollie

I am so enjoying your blog. Not LDS, but a pianist trying to learn to play the organ. Thanks for all the helpful information and teaching you provide. It is wonderful.
--Anonymous

This is a very helpful resource! Thanks for taking the time to create this for all of us piano players who are attempting to learn the art of playing the organ. :)
--Anonymous

Thank you for starting this site. I have been a ward organist for the past year now. I am a musician that mostly plays by ear but I can read piano music well enough, so they called me to be an organist. I alternate weeks with other musicians so it has lessened the load and practice time. Now that I feel a little more confident (blessed really) I am ready to learn more so I can really magnify my calling and bring the spirit to our meetings. I have a feeling your site will make all the difference in my ability to serve, as I feel this calling as a church musician will be life-long.
--Bonnie

I really appreciate this post. I love learning new skills and am naturally better at some than others. Learning the to play the organ is difficult, but fun and exciting. I appreciate the help, guidance and insight you provide so that I can be as successful as I possibly can.
--Liz

I recently taught an organ workshop in my area, and strongly encouraged those attending to follow the blog . . . . thank you for doing it!
--D. Kim