Organs

Keith Beckingham recalls watching his father, a church organist, playing the piano at home and then sitting down and copying the music he heard. He grew up fascinated by the piano and organ and played throughout his school years. A job at Boosey and Hawkes, London as a Hammond Organ demonstrator...
Dan Rodowicz was encouraged at an early age to play music.  His parents arranged piano lessons, which led to trombone, which was the instrument of his beloved uncle. Dan was influenced by the music around him growing up in Philadelphia, which inspired him to play the organ.  In 1976 he won a local...
Lori Frazer’s mother taught piano and organ, which was the foundation for her own passion for music.  When Lori was a small child, her mother purchased a piano for the home, which later would serve Lori for her own training.  Like many people in Northern California in the 1950s and 60s, Lori and...
Tim Laskey founded the Wyman Piano Company.  After a long and successful career with some of the top names in the music industry, such as Wurlitzer and Baldwin, Tim wanted to introduce a new line of pianos to the market.  The Wyman instruments are manufactured with state of the art advances in Asia...
Bob Rosenthal began his career in the music business working with Curt Carter and Bob Hill in San Diego.  The Organ Exchange was the learning grounds for Bob and many other salesmen who went on to form their own stores around the country.  Bob later worked for Accent Music in Arcadia before helping...
Carter Schuld's father purchased an accordion for him when he was just four years old.  Thanks to church, Carter took a liking to the organ, which his father noticed and purchased a home organ when Carter was just seven.  He became more interested as television shows like Lawrence Welk fuelled the...
Scott Russ grew up in the music business, crawling around the floor.  His parents opened a music retail store in 1947, before Scott was born.  Growing up, Scott fell in love with the Hammond Organ and the daughter of Bob Seidman, the founder of the wholesaler Seidman Sales.  Both loves followed him...
Cliff Unruh has a background in marketing and was pursuing such a career when he was given the opportunity to sell Hammond Organs –and he jumped at the chance.  He fell in love with the instrument as well as the history of the product.  He enjoys bringing music and the sound of the Hammond into...
Michael Falkenstein grew up in a very musical family.  His father was repairing musical instruments when Michael was a small child.  Michael watched his father work in the music industry and took great joy in hearing his father play his favorite instrument, the Hammond Organ!  Michael learned the...
John Riley grew up playing music and earned a business degree in Boston.  He applied for a job at the Wurlitzer retail store and was hired by a man named Bob Fletcher.  When Bob moved to Florida to open a Lowrey Organ retail store, John joined him.  Bob later established the Fletcher Music Center...

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