Michael Hammer: "If you have something to say and you want to say it, then you don't really have a choice"
Welcome to episode 18 of Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast!
Today's guest is Dr. Michael Hammer, an American organist, pianist, composer, improviser, church musician, teacher, and a fellow blogger.
He is the creator of the blog "Pianonoise" and works as an organist at Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign, IL.
In today's conversation you will find out about Michael's experience of being a liturgical musician, creator of piano and organ music on the spot and in the written form, and also about what it takes to have a commitment to share stories on a blog about piano and organ music in a humorous and highly personal way.
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