My Dear Vidas…
Thank you so much for your response and inquiry!
Although it is unlikely that I’ll ever perform, I do practice “very well”…and, for at least 2 hours every day.
I start my day with an hour to an hour and a half practice, and end my day with another hour (with several shorter sessions, as time permits, throughout the day).
I knew I wanted to be an Organist when I was about 10 years old…I also knew I wanted to be an Architect then too.
As a profession, Architecture “won”. So, I spent my “productive” years doing the Architecture thing.
Although I “piddled” with the organ for many years, I didn’t start serious music study until I retired at age 72.
I found a wonderful teacher, who convinced me that I would learn more quickly if I knew some theory.
So, I went back to college (at 74) and studied Music Theory for a year.
Then, after studying with her for four years, she abruptly gave up all her students and quit teaching.
That’s when I discovered “Total Organist” and, I’ve been studying with you ever since.
I am so grateful for your teaching efforts.
Based upon your reorganized material, I would place myself in the “Early-Intermediate” stage of development.
At 80, I learn much more slowly than in my youth…
Now, I say, I’m 8 years into, what will be for me, a 20 year program.
So, as long as I am able, we’ll be working together far into the future.
Thanks, again, for all that you and Ausra do for Organists and the Organ.