His feet don’t reach the pedals. His arms barely stretch to the top keyboard. His pudgy little fingers seem dwarfed by the keys. But six-year-old Henry Marinovic of Madison is learning to play the organ.
“I’m actually pretty good,” he explained, accurately, shortly after I met him.
He has a piano at home, but the organ at Grace Episcopal Church is so much louder and cooler – all those buttons and stops. His hands wander over the keyboard for a moment, producing a vigorous riff. I ask him if that’s a piece of music he has memorized, but his mother Amy says he was making it up. “It’s called improvising,” Henry says helpfully.