It’s time to tell the truth: the name of this website is a mistake. When I first undertook to start composing a few years ago I agonized over the name of this website. I thought of all sorts of different names, but eventually settled on The Organ In Praise. It was going to be a… Read More The Value of a Good Mistake
I have a question for you: Have you received his image in your playing? With this question, paraphrased from the prophet Alma, lies the greatest challenge that faces a Latter-day Saint organist. While we have to be good at what we do, the greater challenge is to do good. As church musicians and especially as… Read More Have We Received His Image In Our Playing?
2015 marks my 40th year as an organist. Being an organist has been quite an adventure, marked with the usual things of life – triumph and tragedy, happy and sad, good and not so good. Most of what has happened to me as an organist has been very positive, however, and I would do it… Read More The Power Button
I have been very fortunate. Good teachers have guided my journey as an organist. Like most organists, I started out as a pianist. In my very early teenage years an intense spiritual event changed my course to the organ. With the support of some great examples in the ward I grew up in and the… Read More In Praise of Good Teachers