Church Keyboard Center provides sales and rentals of Rodgers, Roland and Hammond organs and keyboards, and Leslie speakers. 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 organs in our Los Angeles area organ showroom. Demonstrations are by appointment during our regular showroom hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend and evening appointments are available by request.
Rodgers organs feature the most advanced and powerful digital technology that creates an authentic pipe organ sound virtually indistinguishable from actual pipes. Every Rodgers organ is also pipe compatible by design, equally capable of playing traditional wind-blown pipes. With a Rodgers organ, it’s never an argument of digital vs. pipes–it’s only a matter of degree: how much pipework do you want? With the first Rodgers pipe-hybrid organ installed in 1979 in the Los Angeles area, we have the longest history and most experience creating modern hybrid organs.
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Please note that Church Keyboard Center is authorized to sell, install and support new Rodgers and Roland Classic organs exclusively 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Church Keyboard Center accepts checks and credit cards for payment of purchases and organ service. A 3% surcharge is added for credit card payments.
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.
As the owner of Church Keyboard Center, Nelson’s primary goal is that every customer be completely delighted 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 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 is currently chair of the Finance Committee for the Los Angeles chapter. He holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University.
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.
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 oversees customer service and coordinates service appointments.
Scott provides Rodgers factory authorized service throughout the So. California area.
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.
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Church Keyboard Center is the exclusive representative for Rodgers Organs for Southern and Central California. Our territory includes the following California counties:
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.