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Teaching: Creative Hymn Playing

Hymn playing can — and should — be a lot of fun. Good hymn playing requires not only a mastery of the instrument, but also attention to the text, imagination, and flexibility.

I enjoy bringing the text on the page to life through thoughtful registration, creative introductions, bridge, reharmonizations, and free accompaniments.

You can get a sense of my style by heading on over to the shop, or by listening to some of the audio samples below:





I always offer a free 30-minute consultation for new prospective students. This is an opportunity to get to know each other a little, for us both to see if it would be a good fit, and for me to formulate an idea of what your (or your child’s) interests and goals are.

What people are saying

  • Lisa B.

    Organ student

    Bradley is an outstanding organ teacher. What sets him apart is his broad knowledge of repertoire and technique combined with large doses of patience. I learn something new each time we meet! I can't recommend him too highly.

  • Toni M.

    Organ student

    I had been playing the organ in church for years and wanted to learn more. Bradley has been patient and encouraging at every step along the way. He has been able to teach me techniques and tips that make playing the organ fun. Bradley's organ repertoire is impressive and his skill is amazing. He is the best instructor I have ever had.

Service Info

Rate:$70 / hour
Skill Levels:

Beginner to Advanced

Lesson duration:

30 min, 45 min, or 60 min

Learning areas:
  • Creative introductions
  • Registration strategies
  • Bridges & modulations
  • Transposition
  • Making the text come alive
  • Basic composition