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Teaching: Organ

Having only taken up the organ more seriously in my mid-twenties, after having reached a high level as a pianist, I have a special interest in helping pianists transition to the organ or take it on as a second instrument. If you are a pianist looking to study the organ — or perhaps a "reluctant" organist who finds themselves having to play at church — I'd love to talk to you!

If you are interested in creative hymn playing, be sure to check out my scores at the shop. If you are wanting to learn how to approach hymns more creatively, let's chat!

The teacher-student relationship is the foundation for all learning, and I do everything I can to build trust and create a safe environment for students. In lessons with me, there are no silly questions or obvious answers — we all have different strengths and backgrounds. I also do everything I can to be accommodating and understanding; while I do have a studio policy, I do understand that life happens, and sometimes things come up. Some weeks we can’t practice as much as we want to, and sometimes we have to cancel lessons. That’s ok.

My long-term goal in teaching students is to make them independent. That’s why I take every opportunity to incorporate learning healthy technique and good practice strategies into lessons.

I always offer a free 30-minute consultation. 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:
  • Transitioning from the piano
  • Manual & pedal technique
  • Registration
  • Hymn playing & accompanying
  • Creative hymn playing
  • Organ repertoire
  • Beginning improvisation