You guys are right, of course, and I was quite harsh in my treatment of volunteer organists. There are many wonderful church organists who use their talents for the glory of God and expect nothing in return. Many diligently practice and finance their own training too. A church, having one of these fine folks, is truly blessed. Sadly, and all too often, there is another side to that coin that's equally valid. It's the side with the primadonnas, those who have taken ownership of the church organ and don't allow anyone else to touch it. I just came home from church where I was treated to the "organist" banging away on the piana like it was Saturday night in the dance hall, leaving the pipe organ to rot. She gave away her home practice organ years ago and only has the piano for practice anymore so that's what we get. No one else better ever touch "her" organ though. We have talented young people in the church, music teachers and others who should be stepping up and learning the instrument but no one wants to cross her. I forgot, they're not all like that.