Rodgers Organs Los Angeles

About Church Keyboard Center

Church Keyboard Center provides sales, rentals and service of Rodgers, Roland and Hammond organs and keyboards, and Leslie, Rodgers, and Roland audio systems.  We specialize in serving the needs of professional musicians in worship centers, universities, concert venues, and homes.  We feature the largest selection of new and pre-owned models in our Los Angeles area organ showroom.

We are equally comfortable creating organ solutions that are all-digital or a pipe+digital hybrid.  With hundreds of organ installations throughout Southern and Central California of all types and sizes we have no lack of showcase organs that may be auditioned by appointment.

Organ Sales

When you are thinking about or researching new or pre-owned organ options, an organ demonstration in our Pasadena showroom is the ideal way to quickly understand your range of options.  Demonstrations are by appointment during our regular showroom hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Weekend appointments are available by request.

Please note that we authorized to sell, install and support new Rodgers organs only in the California counties listed to the right under Our Territory.  If your installation site is outside this area, please visit the Rodgers Instruments web site to locate the Rodgers dealer for your area.

Click here to learn more about new and pre-owned organ options.

Organ & Harpsichord Rental

Church Keyboard Center offers a broad range of classical organ and harpsichord rental options, complete with touring audio systems.  Please see the  Organ & Harpsichord Rental page to learn more about our rental options.

Organ Service

Your satisfaction with your Rodgers, Roland or Hammond organ throughout the life of the instrument is our priority.  We provide factory authorized service and all service work is guaranteed.  Please see the Service & Support page for complete details.

Musician Support

We’re here to assist and support you with training and information for making full use of the extensive features and capabilities of your Rodgers, Roland or Hammond organ.  Rodgers organs have powerful capabilities not found in some other brands of pipe or digital organs—if you’re new to a Rodgers organ in the church where you play, we encourage you to contact us for a complimentary orientation.

Education

Church Keyboard Center offers regular workshops focused on professional skills and enhancing your ability to use your organ to best effect.  Workshops and concerts are listed on the Events & Education page.  Events at the Pasadena showroom require an RSVP due to limited seating.  To receive advance e-mail notification of our workshops and concerts, please sign up for our e-mail list.

 

Celebrating 40 Years in Southern California

1974 – The Rodgers Organs showroom opens in Torrance, California, where Dr. Robert Tall creates and heads the Division of Institutional Sales for the world’s largest piano and organ dealership.

1984 – Dr. Tall incorporates Robert Tall & Associates and becomes the California representative for Rodgers Pipe Organ Division.

1987 – The showroom and offices move to San Dimas, California.

1988 – Representation of Roland products added when Roland Corp. acquires Rodgers Instruments.

2010 – Eleven Central California counties added to the dealership’s territory.

2011 – Nelson Dodge becomes owner and president. The dealership’s name changes to Church Keyboard Center.

2012 – Church Keyboard Center showroom and offices relocate to Pasadena, California.

2013 – Hammond digital organs and keyboards, and Leslie audio products, added to the brand line up.

Meet the People…

Nelson Dodge, MBA - President
Nelson Dodge, MBA – President

As the owner of Church Keyboard Center, Nelson’s primary goal is that every customer be completely satisfied with their Rodgers or Roland organ installation. He works closely with the Church Keyboard Center team to ensure the success of each installation and continuing after-sale support. Nelson is a lifelong organist, serving several churches since his teenage years. Nelson has been a member of the American Guild of Organists since the 1980s and served on the organizing committee for the regional convention hosted by the Ventura County Chapter in 1991. Prior to Church Keyboard Center he was Executive Director for the New West Symphony. He holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University.

Robert Tall, Ph.D. – Sales Representative & Tonal Director

Bob brings considerable expertise in the art of tonal finishing of organs sold by Church Keyboard Center. In addition to representing Rodgers organs in the Los Angeles region since 1970, he served as Principal Organist and Featured Artist for the Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Services for twelve years. Bob was one of nine organists who performed in the Virgil Fox Memorial recital at Riverside Church in New York City in 2000. Bob has been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists since 1984, and has served as Dean and Convention Coordinator for the 2004 AGO National Convention in Los Angeles. He holds a Ph.D. in Music and Psychology from the University of Utah.

Imperatrice_Tony- sizedTony Imperatrice – Sales Representative

Tony represents Church Keyboard Center in the Fresno and greater San Joaquin Valley area.  In addition to being the organist for First Christian Church of Selma, Tony is an experienced pipe organ technician.

 

Claris Dodge – Service Manager

Claris oversees customer service and coordinates service appointments.

Scott Youngren – Service Technician

Scott provides Rodgers factory authorized service throughout the So. California area.

Location & Directions

The showroom is a short distance off the 210 freeway in Pasadena at 2295 East Foothill Blvd. Free street parking / off-street parking behind the building. Note: when using GPS to navigate, please be sure to include the "East" when entering the street address, otherwise you will be directed to a location several miles away in La Canada - a lovely community, but 15 minutes away from where you intended to be.

From points East of Pasadena

Take the 210 West

  1. Take exit 29A for Sierra Madre Blvd (one exit after Madre Blvd)—follow the sign for Sierra Madre Blvd (center lane)
  2. Turn left on Sierra Madre Blvd
  3. Turn right on Foothill Blvd (third light)
  4. Travel 0.2 miles to 2295 Foothill Blvd, on the right

From points West of Pasadena

Take the 210 East

  1. Take exit 28 for Altadena Dr / Sierra Madre Blvd, and proceed to the light
  2. Turn right on Altadena Drive
  3. Turn right on Sierra Madre Blvd (first light)
  4. Turn right on Foothill Blvd (first light)
  5. Travel 0.2 miles to 2295 Foothill Blvd, on the right

Our Territory

Church Keyboard Center is the exclusive representative for Rodgers Organs for Southern and Central California. Our territory includes the following California counties:

  • Fresno
  • Inyo
  • Kings
  • Madera
  • Mariposa
  • Merced
  • Kern
  • Los Angeles
  • Mono
  • Stanislaus
  • Santa Barbara
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Ventura
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernadino
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne

Continuing Education Events

Church Keybaord Center offers on-going classes and seminars on a variety of performance-related topics and Rodgers/Roland product features and information. These events are free to Rodgers/Roland owners and users. Please refer to the Events section of this web site for more information.