Remote Learning 2018-12-25T11:03:01+00:00

Remote Learning

How it Works

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, you can record and share videos of your playing at a pace that is comfortable for you .

Study the Instructional Videos

For beginning organists or for those who want to refresh their basic manualand pedal technique, a set of 12 introductory instructional videos, filled with detailed, step-by-step directions and clear visual images from every angle, are made available.

For intermediate and advanced organists, a combination of live interaction and pre-recorded videos are used to demonstrate a wide variety of aspects of technical and musical details for a broad range of organ literature,from Renaissance through Contemporary.

Practice Each Lesson

Using these videos as guides, you practice your pieces and exercises assigned for each lesson and then record the results of your completed work to a cloud file-sharing service specifically designed for music instruction.

Receive Direction, Guidance, and Feedback in Real Time

Phillip Kloeckner will then review what you have recorded and give detailed feedback, guidance, and direction, both written and in real time via Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Webex video conferencing.

Continue to Progress at Your Pace and Level

Beginning organists graduate from the core introductory video course to work on more extended organ literature, hymns, and service music, according to your aspirations.

Intermediate and advanced organists continue to develop accuracy, awareness of style, capability with registrations, musicality, and interpretations of the organ literature and service music that serves their needs and desires.

To begin studying organ remotely, you will need:

  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

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!