Grants for Private Organ Study



The purpose of this program is to give persons interested in learning to play the organ the opportunity to undertake formal study of the instrument.

Who is eligible?

Anyone, regardless of age, who has a desire to learn to play and understand the organ.

Some keyboard experience and facility is needed.

Designed for persons with little or no prior organ experience.

Preference given to first-time applicants.

How does the program work?

You will need a Greater Hartford AGO Chapter member to sponsor your application.

You may request an instructor of your choice (subject to approval) or the chapter can supply one.

Lessons will take place within a six-month period.

Grants are awarded in the amount of $600 which is paid directly to the instructor.

Where and when are my lessons?

Location of lessons & practice instrument, and duration & frequency of lessons are by mutual arrangement between student and instructor.

Are there additional costs?

If the purchase of music and/or special organ shoes is required, those costs are paid by the student.

How do I apply?

Return completed form by email or mail to: Ben Gryk at or by US mail to 138 Lincoln St. New Britain, CT 06052. Forms may be submitted any time and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Students accepted into the program will receive a one-year membership in The American Guild of Organists, which includes a one-year subscription to The American Organist magazine and full access to all local chapter events.


Application Form

Teacher Agreement

Instructor’s Evaluation Fillable-Form

Student’s Evaluation Fillable-Form