Nelson Dodge

Nelson Dodge and his wife Claris are the owners of Church Keyboard Center in Pasadena, California, and the Rodgers/Roland Organs representatives for Southern and Central California since 2011.  Please visit the web site at

Being a Rodgers/Roland organ dealer is the latest chapter in a career that has followed a varied path.  Nelson has previously served as executive director for a symphony orchestra, marketing director for a technology company, owner/president of an advertising agency, a marketing consultant, and a part-time church organist.  In 1995 he completed an MBA degree at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Nelson first played a new three-manual Rodgers organ in 1982 as a substitute organist at a church in Van Nuys, CA, and has been a fan of Rodgers organs ever since.  Now, thirty years later, with Rodgers organs possessing vastly expanded capabilities and leading technology, he was inspired to write the Power Player's Guide to help organists unlock the full potential of the current generation of Rodgers/Roland organs.

Church Keyboard Center was awarded the 2013 Kakehashi Award, presented by Rodgers Instruments in recognition of innovation and overall excellence as a Rodgers dealer.