Remote Learning 2017-10-03T04:29:10+00:00

Remote Learning

New technology and web resources available now make it possible and practical to study organ remotely while receiving the same instruction and feedback from an instructor as a local student would. With a relatively small investment in some simple equipment, students can record and share audio and visual transcripts of their playing and progress on their own time.

An introductory set of 11 instructional videos, with detailed, step-by-step information concerning manual and pedal technique, will be made available, one at a time, to those interested in undertaking this study.

Using these videos as guides while completing the exercises assigned in each lesson, students will practice each lesson and then record the results of their completed work to a cloud file-sharing service specifically designed for music instruction.

Phillip Kloeckner will then review each lesson and give detailed feedback, guidance, and direction in real time via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.

Once the core introductory video course is completed, work on more extended organ literature, hymns, and service music can begin. The format of these lessons will be a combination of real-time, instructional interactions and recording results to the cloud file-sharing service for evaluation.

If you have any questions or are interested in pursuing this mode of learning to play the organ or to advance and improve your present skills, please send an email to

I look forward to working with you at the organ!

To begin studying organ remotely, please acquire:

1. Organ shoes purchased from Organmaster Shoes

2. Method of Organ Playing, 5th edition, by Harold Gleason (Appleton-Century-Crofts) This edition is out of print and can be purchased at Abebooks, Amazon, or EBay

3. Smartphone, tablet, laptop, or video recorder with a mechanism to assist in attaching the device to a stationary structure (music stand, mike stand, chair, etc.), such as a gorillapod