History and Information about the Organ
The organ, also known as the pipe organ, is a keyboard instrument. They are often found in churches and other large buildings. The earliest organ was the hydraulis, dating back to the 3rd century BC. The organ has a large range styles, and is extremely versatile in almost every genre of music, including classical, pop, jazz, rock, and blues.
When to Start on the Organ
You can start organ lessons as young as age 4, depending on hand size and strength. However, since the organ is not generally available to purchase or rent in the home, many students start on another keyboard instrument such as the piano. Students also should have begun to read and count, as most instructors will be teaching them how to read music very early on, if not right away.
Getting an Organ
As mentioned above, organs are usually not found in the home. Because of this, a piano or digital alternative may be your only option. Please call us so we can recommend a store from which you can purchase or rent one of these keyboard instruments.
For very young students, it is recommended to rent instruments for two reasons: 1) they will most likely grow out of instruments quickly and 2) they may lose interest (although we hope they don’t!).
Purchasing Books for Your Organ Lessons
Most books and supplies are available online. Give us a call for local store recommendations. Your instructor can tell you which books are appropriate or needed.
**Feel free to call us at 631-476-8946 with any questions you may have. We can help provide you with additional resources.