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New Arrangement: Like a River Glorious

I published a new arrangement last week, but I forgot to mention it here. It is a late intermediate version of “Like a River Glorious.” You can purchase/download it here: If you are a member of the monthly hymn arrangement club, you should have received this already. I am going to talk about a few […]

Rachel Denhollander and Paige Patterson

I grew up (and spent a lot of my adult life) in a small slice of Christianity called independent Baptists. Independent Baptists are separate from Southern Baptists and other types of Baptists. Generally speaking, independent Baptists lean toward what you might call fundamentalism and are more conservative in doctrine and practice. Because we were always […]

Three tips for accompanying (Repost from 2013)

For church pianists, accompanying small groups or soloists is a ultra-important skill that is sometimes a bit neglected. So today, I thought I would give a few tips that are especially geared toward situations where the pianist is not given a written piano accompaniment. First, understand that this kind of accompanying requires a significantly different […]