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PIPE ORGAN QUESTIONS ONLY. Please NO questions about pianos, piano age, piano value. Those should be directed to specialists in that area found elsewhere on this website. I can assist you with questions regarding PIPE ORGAN age, how to find a competent service technician, names of local builders and their various specialties, possibilites for selling or purchasing PIPE ORGANS. I can often help an organist with emergency/temporary repairs. My experience with pump organs, also known as reed organs or harmoniums, is limited but will happily share what I can on that subject. Piano questions should be directed to others. Question regarding your piano should be directed to others. Others can help you with your piano questions. I don't do pianos. No Piano Questions here.
I have 10 years full-time experience and another 15 years part-time experience in the pipe organ building/repair industry. My experience includes tuning, regulation, repairs, moving, storage, expansion and total restoration of all four pricipal pipe-organ action types: tracker, tubular pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and electro-mechanical, including (but not limited to) those built by Skinner, Kimball, Pilcher, Moller, Kilgen, Holtkamp, Schantz, Wicks, Austin, Wurlitzer, Morton, Barton, Hook, Erben, Stevens, Johnson, Jardine and Estey.
I have been employed by various churches as organist or organist-choir director since 1980.
I have designed new spaces for the installation of pipe organs and consulted on acoustic qualities in sacred spaces.
American Guild of Organists
Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Studied organ with Dr Wayne Hobbs, Western Kentucky University and Peter Fyfe, Blair School of Music, Nashville.
Various churches in Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.