Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

Archive for January, 2019

A tribute to Gladys Ives Brainard

Gladys Ives Brainard and student
I (David) am thankful for a piano teacher I had in my years of musical development, Gladys Ives Brainard. She was a retired professor from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. She was so very hard on me and insistent that I could do better. It wasn’t for her comfort or pleasure that she pushed me. It was because she knew I could succeed. But she knew I needed someone to make sure it happened. Of course, in many lessons, I wasn’t thankful…at all, but as life unfolded, I understood. The lessons she taught me helped shape my life and project me forward with the confidence to persevere. Thank you, Miss Brainard. You were one of the most significant people in my life.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

Three questions – a study technique

WHY?

Three questions per lesson?

Preparing your three questions is a great practice tool.

To create three questions you must be:

 engaged in your practice,

curious about your music, and

ready to make new discoveries.

Make creating three questions for each lesson 

new practice habit in 2019!
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, has a large organ studio in Hillsboro and Lincoln City, Oregon. Contact her at jeannine@promotionmusic.org about organ lessons. She and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

Aside

Thankfulness

Thankfulness is the soil in which joy thrives.

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Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins.

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Thankfulness is the beginning of happiness.

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Gratitude makes sense of our past ,brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

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I learned a few years ago that one of the things I can offer is thanksgiving even in many difficult and dire situations. 

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Thankfulness is not something God gives us.It is not a spiritual gift and it is not a spiritual fruit.

We can receive God’s peace joy and love, but thankfulness is something that we give to God and to others.

It is a choice that we make.

Let us thank Him today with songs of celebration, hearts of strong devotion and acts of admiration.   Roy Lessin

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I am thankful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
Henry David Thoreau.

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

Using our gifts

Dr. Jeannine Jordan at Ballantyne organ of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, CA

We are thankful to God that we are doing something that uses our gifts and that we are able to do this every day of our lives. That’s a lot to be thankful for.

I think that thankfulness goes beyond “things” for which we are thankful. To the mental and spiritual state of just being thankful. Just uttering the words thank you has been miraculous in my life.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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