Elevating art through science.

I’m Eric F. Keebler, and I’ve loved pipe organs for my entire life. When I was three years old I built organs out of my toy blocks. As a teenager I took organ lessons and discovered the joys of maintenance and tuning. I earned degrees in Biochemistry and Music Composition and then started my own business making electric violins, learning computer-aided design (CAD) and CNC machining in the process.

In my 30s I re-entered the organ world as a volunteer, helping to take care of a 1906 Austin organ at St. John the Baptist in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. The friendships and professional connections I developed over the next few years led me to the Wanamaker Organ, where I was a staff member for two years. My first organ-related CAD client was the Washington National Cathedral, for whom I created chamber-layout diagrams for a proposed new instrument. I have helped Spencer Organ Co. with several installations in churches and private residences; and serve as a “first responder” and tuner for the 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, which they restored. I am also taking care of the Aeolian organ at the Beaumont retirement community in Bryn Mawr, PA with my mentor Kevin Chun.

I did my first pipe-organ renderings for Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders of Denver, NC. I also designed a console from scratch for them, infusing ergonomic principles and architectural references into a low-profile model holding over 300 stop-tabs; this console has been built, and is now in place at Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville, SC.