Organs

Percy Bady grew up surrounded by gospel, thanks largely to the fact his father was a minister.  Since he was six years old, Percy expressed his feelings through music, especially in church.  Playing the piano and later organ and keyboards, Percy found another passion in writing music, which has...
Kevin Prosser took over the piano and organ store his parents established in the mid-1980s. His brother later came into the business, which had several locations throughout Washington State. In the late 1990s, Kevin opened a store in Palm Springs and ran it for several years.  During that same time...
Fred Tinker and Rodgers Jenkins formed the Rodger Instrument Company in 1958. The partnership began when their church asked if they would join the team to help purchase an organ. Fred and Rodgers thought they could build one instead. Over the years the company introduced many innovative products,...
George Kirkwood joined the Rodgers Instrument Corp. in the engineering department just five years after the company was formed by Rodgers Jenkins and Fred Tinker.  Beyond his fourth year with the company, George became Product Engineer on a number of key innovations and product lines for the...
Dick Schalk began working for the Rodgers Instrument Corp. in the 1970s when the Hillsboro, Oregon company was independently owned, then sold to CBS Musical Instruments.  He remained with the company, within the engineering department, through a few different owners and presidents until his...
Rodgers Jenkins is the founder of the Rodgers Instrument Corp., based outside of Portland Oregon.  Under Rodgers leadership, the company developed a strong engineering team that created many firsts for the church and home organ, as well as holding dozens of patents for their innovations.  While...
Don Bird founded Conn Organs of Fresno in 1973 in Fresno, CA. He started his career in music, working for Sherman Clay, Co. in 1967 as a general manager of a single store, working completely by himself. He was offered a promotion – move to Philadelphia and general manage 3 Sherman Clay stores – and...
Tim Hinkley has been an active studio musician in both Los Angeles and Nashville for most of his career.  As first-call keyboardist, Tim has recorded with George Harrison, Pete Townshend, The Who and the Rolling Stones.  Tim also recorded with the Memphis Horns, a group founded by Wayne Jackson,...
Bill Jones is the founder of Bill Jones Music in Knoxville Tennessee.  The retailer started in 1973 with a focus on piano and organs, which was during the height of the organ boom. Over the years the store has developed to fit the changing needs of its customers and has become a full line music...
Jim Hearn brings a great deal of experience to his position as Vice President at Piano Craft in Springfield, Missouri. Jim owned and operated his own music store in a local mall for over twenty years and before that cut his teeth in sales at one of the Wurlitzer factory-owned retail stores in...

Pages