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, Roland and Mackie audio products.  We specialize in serving the needs of professional musicians in worship centers, universities, concert venues, and homes.  Our Pasadena, California, showroom showcases a complete selection of best-in-class organs and stage keyboards.

Organ & Keyboard Sales

All products shown on this web site are available at Church Keyboard Center, and most are in stock and may be played / demonstrated by appointment at our Pasadena showroom.  We are open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Weekend appointments are available by request.

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

When you purchase a keyboard or organ from Church Keyboard Center you are assured of a fair price and lifetime support.  Some keyboards and other products we carry are widely available from large mass merchants–at Church Keyboard Center you will get the same price they advertise, but a substantially higher level of service and support throughout the life of the instrument.

Because we cater to professional musicians, we do what it takes to ensure that your performance needs are always met.  When you purchase your keyboard from Church Keyboard Center you get our exclusive No Downtime Guarantee: if your keyboard ever needs to be serviced, we provide an equivalent loaner keyboard while your keyboard is in the shop.

Organ & Harpsichord Rental

Church Keyboard Center is the first-call source when your event requires an organ in a venue lacking a competent instrument.  We typically provide a Rodgers Infinity 361 three-manual / 61-stop console capable of performing any literature.  The rental package comes complete with the console on a movable platform and a mobile 1,600-watt audio system.  We regularly provide this rental package to major orchestras, chorales, universities, music festivals, and concert and worship venues around Southern California.  Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance and we guarantee availability.  When providing an organ for a paid admission event, we provide extra support during rehearsals to ensure that the organ is properly configured and voiced for the venue and repertoire being performed—your satisfaction, and that of your paying patrons, is paramount.

A digital harpsichord is available for weekly rental by chamber and choral groups for use in performances where an acoustic harpsichord is unavailable or otherwise impractical.

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 use a computerized service case management system to track every service job from start to finish.  All service work provided by Church Keyboard Center is guaranteed.  Please see the Service & Support section for complete details.

Keyboard Service

Warranty service for Roland and Hammond keyboards is provided by the manufacturer and authorized service depots.  Please contact Church Keyboard Center if you need assistance with service for your keyboard.  We provide a loaner keyboard while your keyboard is being serviced under our No Downtime Guarantee for keyboards purchased at Church Keyboard Center.

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 capabilities that many other organs lack—if you’re new to a Rodgers 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.

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.

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.