Serving organists in worship centers, schools and homes throughout Southern and Central California since 1988

Rodgers Organs Los Angeles

About Church Keyboard Center

Our organ and keyboard showroom caters to professional musicians.  Demonstrations are by appointment to assure availability of a product specialist and exclusive time and attention with each customer.  Please call 909-599-7899 to schedule your appointment.  Same day appointments are often available.

 

Church Keyboard Center provides sales and rentals of Rodgers, Roland and Hammond organs, and the legendary Leslie speakers.  In our separate KeyboardLab area we feature a selection of the best professional stage keyboards, including Kawai, Hammond, Physis and Roland.

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 results in an authentic pipe organ sound virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.  Every Rodgers organ is also pipe compatible by design, equally capable of playing traditional wind-blown pipes.  With a Rodgers organ, pipes and digital merge to create the ideal organ for your situation.  With the first Rodgers pipe-hybrid organ in the Los Angeles area installed in 1979, we have the longest history and most experience creating modern hybrid organs.

Click here to learn more about pipe and digital organ solutions, including options for updating/upgrading existing pipe organs.

Click here to read more about what makes a new Rodgers organ a smart choice.

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 click here to visit the Rodgers Instruments web site to locate the Rodgers dealer for your area.

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 page.  Events at the Monrovia 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.

Payments

Church Keyboard Center accepts checks and credit cards for payment of purchases and organ service.  A 3% surcharge is added for credit card payments.

 

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.

2015 – Showroom and offices relocate to larger quarters in Monrovia, California.  Church Keyboard Center takes on representation for Schulmerich carillons.  KeyboardLab created for showcasing the growing list of professional stage keyboard brands offered, which now includes Hammond, Kawai, Physis and Roland.

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 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 currently serves on the national AGO Marketing Committee and chairs the Finance Committee for the Los Angeles AGO chapter.  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 Monrovia in the Monarc Industrial Park at 250 W. Duarte Rd, Unit B. Park in the parking lot in front of the building. Additional parking is available behind the building.

  • Exit the 210 freeway at Myrtle Ave.
  • Go south on Myrtle 0.2 mi.
  • Turn RIGHT on Duarte Rd and go 0.3 mi.
  • Turn left into the Monarc Industrial Park at Magnolia Ave. (second light)
  • Enter the parking lot and immediately turn right--Unit B is the second door on your left

From points West

Glendale, San Fernando Valley, Ventura

  • Take 210 East
  • Exit at Myrtle Ave, turn right (south)
  • Continue with directions above

From points East

Riverside, Inland Empire

  • Take 60 West
  • Transition to 71 North
  • Transition to 57 North
  • Transition to 210 West
  • Exit at Myrtle Ave, turn left (south)
  • Continue with directions above

From points South

Downey, Long Beach

  • Take 605 North
  • Transition to 210 West
  • Exit at Myrtle Ave, turn left (south)
  • Continue with directions above

From points Southeast

Anaheim, Orange County

  • Take 57 North
  • Transition to 210 West
  • Exit at Myrtle Ave, turn left (south)
  • Continue with directions above

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.