January brought me a new responsibility (or "calling" as is said in my church) to be the assistant "ward" or congregational organist. Yes, I play the piano, but having grown up under the musical tutelage of one the of the most amazing organists ever--my dad--I know that you must do all you can to NOT play the organ like a piano. So. . . lessons have begun. Did you know you play the bass part with your feet on the pedals? This is quite the dance and I am feeling very uncoordinated.
Being my father's daughter I am determined to do my best and practice practice practice. I even bought real organ shoes!
Luckily, my debut isn't until the first Sunday in February and then it will be only once a month. Sadly, though, I must play the organ like a piano. The pedals still have the best of me. Maybe by March I can play ONE song like a real organist?