Vidas: Let’s start Episode 87 of #AskVidasAndAusra podcast. And today’s question was sent by Robert. He writes:
“Hi Vidas, when I purchased your score of music (Bach’s Pastorella) I was out of town and will be till Sunday. I can download it at a later date can't I? I can still get access? Didn't know I had to go away, should have waited I guess”.
So, this is an easy question, right Ausra?
Ausra: Yes, and I think you could answer it very well, because you are so technologically advanced compared to me!
Vidas: Yes, I’m like robot! I’m an android. I have augmented chips implanted into my brain (talking with my robot voice)...
Ausra: That’s just a joke.
Vidas: No it’s not.
Ausra: Don’t scare people!
Vidas: Hahaha! Good, excellent, so here’s what happens when you order something from us--a piece or score with fingering and pedaling, or a training program which goes for a longer time (for example, several months): You’ll get, of course, a notification in your email, right, from our online store, with the download link. If the score is a PDF score, we can attach it to the email so you will get this score right away. You just click and download. If it’s a longer course which you need to get emails every week--let’s say, for three months, or two months, or whatever--then you will get not a link to the download of the scores, but to the registration page of the scores. Basically, I’m attaching a sheet of paper, a PDF file, where you will find a link to click and enter your name and email address to register, to get those training materials week by week, on a weekly basis.
And here’s the thing: these things are available to you all the time. It doesn’t matter if you ordered it last week, and went out of town right away, and couldn’t download right away--just like Robert, he was away and purchased Bach’s Pastorella. But he can click on that initial email that he got after payment confirmation--click on that download link, and download that Pastorella. So, all those scores and trainings are available for you as long as we are in business, right? And all those video courses, which are also training materials--they will be available to you as long as we are actively involved with training organists. And we intend to, don’t we?
Ausra: I hope so!
Vidas: Because your support means that we can keep going, okay? This is very very beneficial to all of us, right? You give us support, and we support you with our training, and it’s a win-win situation--we love helping you grow. And we help a lot of people around the world from different countries. Last time I looked, it was 89 countries.
Ausra: Wow, that’s so interesting!
Vidas: We even have student subscribers from Madagascar, I think!
Vidas: Two of them. Of course, subscribers and paying customers are not the same, right? Many more people read our trainings and listen to the podcast than purchase training materials. What I mean is, really, the reach of our advice is probably across the globe. If you want to see the map of our Secrets of Organ Playing community, just click here.
Ausra: Yes, I think so.
Vidas: And it’s very nice to hear when people write from Canada, from Australia, from Nigeria, from Japan, from Argentina, from Spain--from all over the world. I won’t even begin to describe the corners of the earth!
Wonderful. So guys, please keep us busy with your questions you send us, when you subscribe to our blog at www.organduo.lt: just simply reply to our messages, and we will be delighted to help you out. Okay! This was Vidas.
Ausra: And Ausra.
Vidas: And remember, when you practice…
Ausra: Miracles happen.
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