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Frequently Asked Questions

What does an organ consultant do?

An organ consultant is an expert in the field of pipe organs who provides specialized advice and guidance throughout the entire process of designing, installing, or renovating a pipe organ. They assist with specifications, builder selection, project management, and tonal adjustments, ensuring that the final instrument meets the client's musical and functional requirements. 

Why do I need an organ consultant?

Dr. Michael Ging brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure the success of your organ project. He will help you navigate the complexities of the process, from initial planning to the final installation, resulting in a well-designed and harmonious instrument that meets your specific needs. 

What services does your organ consulting firm offer?

Dr. Michael Ging offers a comprehensive range of services, including initial assessments, pipe organ specification and design, builder selection assistance, project management, quality assurance, voicing and tonal adjustments, training, and ongoing support for the maintenance of the instrument. 

Can you assist with both new organ installations and organ renovations?

Yes, Dr. Ging provides consulting services for both new organ installations and organ renovations. Whether you are starting from scratch or revitalizing an existing instrument, we can guide you through the process to achieve exceptional musical results. 

How do you help select a suitable organ builder?

Dr. Ging works closely with you to understand your project's requirements, budget, and expectations. Based on these factors, he assists in evaluating proposals from reputable organ builders to help you make an informed decision that aligns with your needs and vision. 

What is the role of an organ consultant during the installation process?

As your organ consultant, Dr. Michael Ging acts as your advocate and project manager, ensuring that the installation progresses smoothly. He conducts regular site visits, addresses any issues that arise, and collaborates with the builder and other stakeholders to ensure the instrument meets the agreed-upon specifications. 

Can you help with the acoustical considerations for the organ's location?

Yes, acoustics play a crucial role in the overall sound and projection of a pipe organ. We assess the acoustic properties of the space and provide recommendations for optimal sound placement and adjustments to achieve the desired tonal quality. 

Do you offer training for organists and staff on operating and maintaining the organ?

Absolutely! We provide comprehensive training sessions for organists and staff on how to operate and maintain the organ properly. Dr. Ging's goal is to empower your team to get the best out of the instrument and ensure its longevity. 

How do I get started with your organ consulting services?

To get started, simply contact us through our website or by phone. We'll schedule an initial consultation to discuss your project's specifics and determine how our consulting services can best meet your needs. 

Are you available for projects outside of Central Florida?

Yes! We are available for organ consulting projects worldwide. Dr. Michael Ging travels to your location as needed and provides remote consulting services, depending on the project's scope and requirements.

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