He was nine years old, my grandson Casimir, when he began playing the church organ. He then had the great luck to get one of the best Swedish organists, Mathias Kjellgren, as a teacher. Mathias is a teacher at Lilla Akademien, a famous music school in Stockholm where all my three youngest grandchildren are pupils. He is also chief organist at the Santa Maria church in Sigtuna not far from Stockholm.
Casimir and Mathias in a room for organ practise at Lilla Akademien november 2016
I myself is a church musician - old age pensioner since 20 years though. At home I have a digital organ and Casimir went right away to this one when he was visiting our place as a small child. He could sit at the organ for quite a while trying to play melodies or otherwise investigate the organ. After his parents having bought a digital organ he chose organ as his chief school instrument at nine and left his guitar behind.
Since then Casimir has been practising organ for two hours every day. On Saturdays and Sundays he mostly practises three or four hours. From the very beginning, his mother - my daughter Mirren - has all the time been sitting beside him, pushing him and helping him with the music.