Keyboards | Organs
Welcome to Music Direct
One of the UK's largest music shops selling organs to Oldham.
Peter Braid who owned Keys Musical Instruments, 71 Henshaw Street, near the market in Oldham manages this new store in Chadderton situated in Stockfield Mill near Dale Bathhrooms. He brings with him the skills and expertise to provide customers with the very best service.
Peter has been supplying organs to Oldham for over fourty years now. With our online store based in Chadderton, Oldham we can dispatch your organ within a few days.
Our repair service for organs is second to none, as is our repair service for keyboards, guitars (including restringing and setups), piano tuning, violin, brass and woodwind instruments.
Our huge retail area offers more choice and competitive pricing. Our huge range of instruments are available in store or online. We are the largest music shop in Oldham with hundreds of instruments to choose from.
We also have used guitars, saxophones, clarinets, flutes, drums, violins, trumpets and trombones available from stock (check our website for availability).
With names such as Hammond, Yamaha, Technics, Orla, Roland, Kawai, Electone and Farfisa to choose from, you will not be disappointed.
Tips on buying an organ
Q. What is the criteria determining your need for an organ?
A. Purchasing an organ for your family will enable hours of fun, whilst at the same time creating much knowledge and educational stimulation.
Q.What is the difference between a piano, organ and a keyboard"?
A. There are several differences between the three.
- Firstly you have two types of a piano! Acoustic and electric.
- The difference between an acoustic piano and an electric one is the electric one requires electricity.>
- The electric piano one more often than not has more than one tone. It may have the sound emulating a guitar, harpsichord, strings, organ etc,
- The electric piano may have rhythms or "styles" similar to a keyboard or organ. The difference being it has 88 notes( preferably) and weighted keys to simulate the action of a real piano
- Keyboards generally have shorter keyboards more often 61 keys. They rely heavily on splitting the keyboard, playing the melody with the right hand and "chords" in the left hand below the split to reproduce and accompaniment provided by the keyboard.
- Keyboards can be touch sensitive or not ( usually budget keyboards do not ) which enables the player to simulate the ability to play with expression similar to a piano. However, they do not give the player the same control over the keys as an electric piano or acoustic piano.
- Organs have two keyboards and bass pedals. There can be a variety of choices of keyboard depending on make and model of the organ. Many organs have two 44 note keyboards, some two 48 note and others two 61 note keyboards. Pedals can be 13 note, 25 note and 32 note.
- The style of playing an organ is usually the melody on the upper keyboard, chords on the lower and bass lines on the pedals.
- There is unique skill developed when playing and organ as you can control all parts of the music, emulating a full band or orchestra.
- Whilst it is true the popularity of organs started when auto-accompaniments added to the simplicity of playing the organ. This popularity has now been succeeded by keyboards. However, nothing actually can replace the true versatility of and organ played properly
- In the hands of a true organist, melodies played with the right hand, counter melodies played with the left and bass lines played by feet, together with the wide variety of sounds at your fingertips a true emulation of a band can be made.
- To play organ "properly" is as skilled as playing piano "properly".
Q. Why should I choose my organ from Music Direct?
A. You are buying from reputable music shop with a guarantee of satisfaction.
- You buy with confidence that we have an excellent engineer who can keep your organ in first class shape.
- We trade in your old instrument in as you get better at playing and want to upgrade to a better organ.
- We may buy back your organ if you give up!
- We may trade your old organ ( subject to age ) in against a different musical instrument, if say you find organ hard to play and want to try say "guitar".
As one of the UK's largest suppliers of new and used music instruments you can buy your organ with confidence from Music Direct. Our delivery service covers the whole of the UK so your delivery to Oldham is considered local to us.Telephone 0161 627 0614 today!
Recommended places to visit around Oldham
If you are looking for professional tuition, we highly recommend Oldham Council
Venues for music locally are
Whittles oldham live music venue, Witchwood public house, Picturedrome, Band on the wall
Private teachers in the area
- Mr Daniel Howard: Piano, Singing
- Mr Edward Pullin: Fiddle/Violin, Music Theory, Composition
- Mr David Michael Condon: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Music Theory, Composition
- Mr William Whewell-Duckett: Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet
- Mr Will Tang: Guitar (Acoustic & Electric), Bass, Drums, Harmonica (blues harp)
- Mr Michael Harper: Percussion,Timpani,Kit and Latin
- Mr Andy Cornell: trumpet , cornet , flugel horn
- Mrs Alison Skidmore: Singing, Piano, Keyboards, Music Theory
- Mr Michael Golding Bmus(hons) MA(dist): Trumpet, Cornet, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Piano/Keyboard, Composition, Music Theory
- Mr James Rawlinson: Saxophone, Trombone, Other Low Brass, Music Theory
- Mr Phil Reynolds: Piano, Keyboard, Double bass, Bass guitar, Guitar, Theory , GCSE/Btec
- Mr Paul Robinson BMus (Hons); LRAM: Electric Guitar and Electric Bass Guitar, Piano and Keyboard, French Horn and Other Brass instruments
- Mr Adey McDermott: Drum kit
- Mr Luke Dempsey: Trumpet, Cornet , Flugelhorn, Tenor Horn, Baritone Horn, Euphonium
- Mr Mark Smedley: Soprano Cornet, Cornet, Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Tuba
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We offer a repair service for most musical instruments