PipeChat Digest #287 - Saturday, March 7, 1998
 
Re: Starting Lessons Again
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
The Organ Explores Nature
  by Elders, Craig <c.elders@tcu.edu>
I got offered an organ sales job and have$$  questions
  by TonyIn219 <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: I got offered an organ sales job and have$$  questions
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Twin Cities AGO Web Site is up!!
  by Mike and Sharon Barton <Mike.and.Sharon.Barton@citilink.com>
Spring Break!
  by Kevin M. Simons <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu>
March 15 : CT concert change in time
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
FW: Twin Cities AGO Web Site is up!!
  by Ruth <theraven@istar.ca>
InterMIDI system for sale
  by list <list@cluff.net>
Re: Starting Lessons Again
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: people interested in organ
  by Sean Haley <newgershwin@hotmail.com>
Re: people interested in organ
  by Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Re: people interested in organ
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: people interested in organ
  by ComposerTX <ComposerTX@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Starting Lessons Again From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 09:53:36 -0600   Congrats, Jonathan, on restarting lessons!   Musically speaking, there are two or three times each month when I feel like a kid again (I'm 46) - whenever I have organ lessons, and whenever I get to play (including practice) 4-hand piano music with the lady in our church choir who can really play the piano (especially her copies of Art Tatum arrangements - too bad he didn't do anything appropriate for church!).   What I like most of all about lessons now is that my teacher understands that I'm in it for whatever I can get out of it, that I'm not being graded, that I'm paying my own way (Mommy and Daddy's checkbook isn't involved), that sometimes I just don't have the time or energy to practice *and most importantly,* that I'm in it for the long haul, taking a lesson now and then when I feel that I've practiced and have something worthwhile to bring to her. In short, I'm in it for the *joy* of it, and if I learn something that I can either apply directly or bring to the attention of my congregation, so much the better!   Just my 2-cents' worth, before taxes!   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: The Organ Explores Nature From: "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:07:22 -0600   Last Sunday evening, I attended a fun and exciting organ program. Guillermo Martinez, a good friend that everyone calls Willy, presented this program at St. Stephens Presbyterian here in Fort Worth, on MY favorite organ. There were more people who attended this program than I have seen at other organ programs in a long time. Besides the "older" crowd that is usually there, the children really had fun, trying to "see" what the organ colors and Willy was trying to present. You could see by their faces, their smiles and their excitement that they "got into" the program. It was as much fun watching the "kids" there as it was enjoying the program. What a wonderful way to present the organ to them and something I hope they will remember and want to learn more about!!!!!   Willy is on the Faculty here at TCU (Texas Christian University) and that of Texas Wesleyan University. At one time, he was Interim Professor of Organ at TCU. He has won a number of AGO competitions, studied in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar as well as being a solo artist world-wide! Wow, can he play!   The Program:   Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland) Under the Linden Green (Sweelinck) Andantino in D-Flat Major (Lemare) (Moonlight and Roses) Pastorella - BWV 590 (Bach) Organ Concerto No. 13 in F-Major (Handel) (The Cuchoo and the Nightingale) Grand Jew avec Tonnerre (Corrette) (Loud Stops with Thunder) The Swan (Saint-Saens) (from Carnival of the Animals) Grand Dramatic Fantasia (Neukomm) (A Concert on a Lake Interrupted by a Thunderstorm)    
(back) Subject: I got offered an organ sales job and have$$ questions From: TonyIn219 <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 11:23:26 EST   Well, I've had yet another interesting opportunity fall into my lap. I've been offered a job selling electronic organs, pianos and digital keyboards/pianos in a city/state/part of the country that I consider "God's country." The man knows that I am a fairly successful small business owner and writer/editor, so my guess is that he's going to make me an attractive offer.   I already told him that I expect something good and not to "waste my time."   Problem is that the above is kind of a "bluff" because I have NO IDEA what kinds of commissions people make in this field, but I am very interested in the idea of following a career path that utilizes both my natural musical talents and my articulate, gregarious schmoozaciousness.   I've been very successful at sales in the past, I just don't have any knowledge about commission or salary structures in terms of selling keyboard instruments.   The owner of the dealership wants to come to Chicago next week and discuss $$, but I don't know what to ask for (salary, commission, etc.), and more importantly, I don't know if his offer will be a good one because I don't have a context to put it in.   I need some advice, fast. Can anyone help? If I get this job, I'll DEAL with you on your next organ purchase. I'll beat ANYONE'S published price on your next institutional or residential new organ purchase.   I'll check my mail early next week. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP SO FAR!!!   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana Tonyin219@aol.com Prodigal Lowrey Owner and music mogul in the making  
(back) Subject: Re: I got offered an organ sales job and have$$ questions From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 11:29:11 -0600   I don't know if this will help or even be the case now. My contacts of organ/piano dealerships in the 60's had a ratio of 60/40. The 40% was the gross figure that the dealer received. Of course to reach a net profit the dealer had to deduct his expenses including salary and commissions for sales staff. Of course the product being sold is a key factor. Is it a seller or something that looks nice but gathers dust on the showroom floor.   Good Luck Doppleflute      
(back) Subject: Twin Cities AGO Web Site is up!! From: "Mike and Sharon Barton" <Mike.and.Sharon.Barton@citilink.com> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:23:56 +0000   I am happy to announce that the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists now has their web site up and running. Don't mean to toot my own horn (well, yeah, I do!), but I think it looks really nice. (I happen to be the webmaster.) Come on over for a visit, and fill out our suggestion box and the survey on whether we should list our job openings online. The address is   http://www.citilink.com/~tcago   Hope to see your domain name in our log files! :)   Sharon     -------|\----- Sharon Barton -------|/----- barton@citilink.com ------/|------ -----|-(-)---- http://www.citilink.com/~barton/sharon/ ------\|/----- Director of Liturgy and Music / Church of the Assumption, Richfield, MN  
(back) Subject: Spring Break! From: "Kevin M. Simons" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 13:57:55 -0600   Howdy List,   I'm taking a brief hiatus; its spring break time here at O.U. I'll be headed back to Michigan. For that time I'll be unsubscribed, but you can still e-mail me privately.   Bye for now,   Kevin M. Simons Organist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church Norman, Oklahoma Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu  
(back) Subject: March 15 : CT concert change in time From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 18:02:02 -0500   Hi, Pipechatters!   Today I learned of a change in time for the concert March 15 in Waterbury, CT.   Revised standard version of starting time = 4:00 PM (1600 for European/ military minds...) For further details, please contact Stephen Roberts <sroberts01@snet.net>   Looking forward to attending..   Pat Maimone     _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]    
(back) Subject: FW: Twin Cities AGO Web Site is up!! From: Ruth <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 18:14:35 -0500       It is an excellent page web page. You deserve to have your horn tooted. Ruth   I am happy to announce that the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists now has their web site up and running. Don't mean to  
(back) Subject: InterMIDI system for sale From: "list" <list@cluff.net> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 17:36:54 -0700   have an InterMIDI conversion system with 3 man and pedal, presets, matrix inputs $800      
(back) Subject: Re: Starting Lessons Again From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 18:30:57 -0500   Vernon, congrats and go for it. My best and most favorite students have been returning adults, and even the occasional beginning adult. I even had a piano student who was relearning piano and taking it as therapy following a stroke. There was a woman at the Cathedral in Houston who began study at age 69 (with no piano background) and within three years she was playing the Fantasy in g-minor, not fast and flashy, but she was playing it well nevertheless. I wish you the best. Your teacher is very lucky, as well.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: people interested in organ From: "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 18:33:33 PST   How Wonderful,   I guess there is still hope that my generation can keep the organ around for a while longer. Congrats to Beau for the finding of new comers into the world of organ.   Sean M. Haley Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Technician.       >I feel so privileged! There are children at the church at which I am a >member that are interested in the pipe organ. One is in seventh grade, and >the other a few years younger, both girls. They both are anxious to learn, >and I hope will soon begin too take lessons with my organ teacher. Isn't it >wonderful!!!!!!! > > >Beau > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: people interested in organ From: "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 21:44:53 -0600   I guess I am blessed, only being 14 and letting others know the joy of organ playing,   Beau   ---------- > From: Sean Haley <newgershwin@hotmail.com> > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: people interested in organ > Date: Friday, March 06, 1998 8:33 PM > > How Wonderful, > > I guess there is still hope that my generation can keep the organ > around for a while longer. Congrats to Beau for the finding of new > comers into the world of organ. > > Sean M. Haley > Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Technician. > > > > >I feel so privileged! There are children at the church at which I am a > >member that are interested in the pipe organ. One is in seventh grade, > and > >the other a few years younger, both girls. They both are anxious to > learn, > >and I hope will soon begin too take lessons with my organ teacher. > Isn't it > >wonderful!!!!!!! > > > > > >Beau > > > > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > > > > > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >  
(back) Subject: Re: people interested in organ From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 00:35:03 -0500   Kids like to know how many pipes in an organ, and they like best to play the bottom pedal to hear it rumble, or so I have found. If you see a child hanging around watching you or the organ, pay attention to them.  
(back) Subject: Re: people interested in organ From: ComposerTX <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 01:04:15 EST   two weeks ago, i asked an interested child to play the "Tolling of the Hour" the following sunday at the beginning of service; i told him he could rehearse at wednesday choir rehearsal; he showed up and played 11 evenly-spaced Bb half notes; i asked his mom at this week's rehearsal if it really caught his interest; she said "o yeah, he's hooked; he's saying that he's now the assistant organist for the church" well, just a little attention to interest can reap lifelong rewards. Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com