Churches struggling to find organists

When the organist of a church leaves, it can be difficult to find a replacement.

Though piano and organ keyboards look similar, there are a whole host of different skills required to successfully play the organ.

Much greater consideration is required for registers and pitches, and there’s a whole extra line of notes to read for the foot pedals.

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Organists are becoming a scarcity, presumably because it’s a tough way to make a living. Churches will either have to modernise, accepting the keyboard instead, or pay for specialist training.

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