Mary Newton is Organist at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (Plymouth, MN) and is a piano and organ instructor at the St. Barnabas Center for the Arts. Ms. Newton has a D.M.A. in Organ Performance from the University of Minnesota, with a secondary emphasis in Music Education. She is very active in the American Guild of Organists (AGO). She has...
Mary Newton is Organist at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (Plymouth, MN) and is a piano and organ instructor at the St. Barnabas Center for the Arts. Ms. Newton has a D.M.A. in Organ Performance from the University of Minnesota, with a secondary emphasis in Music Education. She is very active in the American Guild of Organists (AGO). She has served on the Twin Cities AGO executive board and she is the student competition coordinator for the Twin Cities’ annual organ competition. She also serves on the national competition committee. 
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So you have been asked to play the organ: A guide for pianists

It is likely that, sometime during a pianist's career, he or she will be asked to play the organ for a wedding, funeral, or a Sunday service. This can be daunting for pianists who have little or no organ experience. Looking at the organ, pianists might scratch their heads and wonder how to use the multiple keyboards (including the pedals) and how t...
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