As summer rolls around, you may be thinking over what you or your family can do with the warm months. For musicians (and their parents), finding the right kind of music program can be stressful. Do you just sign up for something in your area or should you aim for something more prestigious and acclaimed? You also have to consider the differences between summer music programs and camps. We want to help you navigate a summer full of fun and educational choices. That’s why we’re going to show you some key takeaways from both summer music programs and camps. Let’s start with the purpose of these opportunities.
- May 6, 2019
Great achievements call for great rewards. Whether it’s a wedding, getting a new job, or graduating high school, big moments deserve a token to commemorate and celebrate the occasion. Graduations are an important moment in any young musician’s life and worthy of such a gift. So what do you give Christian musicians upon finishing high school or college? We’ve got you covered. No matter what your budget is, we can find you a worthy graduation gift for the student in your life. Here are some of our recommendations.
- May 2, 2019
- Christian Camps
One great thing about the modern world is that no matter what you are looking for, there’s a good chance you can find it easily. It doesn’t matter if it’s groceries, sporting goods, or churches. For kids who want to learn how to play music better, a big need may be a Christian camp for musicians. There is no shortage of music programs in the secular world, but what about a place for people of faith to gather and learn? We know where to look. Here are some of the best places to find a Christian camp for musicians.
- April 2, 2019
- Summer Camp
Between the anxiety of trying new things and the last-second panic of feeling like you’ve forgotten to pack something, knowing what to bring to summer camp can be an exhausting checklist. You already know to pack your toothbrush and clothes, so we wanted to remind you of a few things you should consider when running through your personal What to Bring to Summer Camp list. Some of these are more hands-on than others, but we believe they will all help you or your child survive the packing process.
- April 1, 2019
Running low on ideas for what to play on Sunday? Have you just been given the green light to sit in at the piano at church? Maybe you’re a musician who plays a different instrument full time and just want a couple of easy songs to play on piano to add to your repertoire. We’ve got you covered. Just like guitar and other instruments, there are a few simple tunes you can master to impress your friends or to gain a better understanding of the piano. Here are some of our picks for easy songs to play on piano at church.
- March 18, 2019
Whether you are a young student or someone who has been making music for years, it never hurts to learn a new trick. Smartphones have been around for over a decade now, but still many of us solely use them for communication and social media. If you’re a musician looking to get the most out of your phone, we have some of the best free music making apps to help you out. Some of the apps on our list have in-app purchases or more elaborate versions that require money, but only you know how much money you’re willing to spend on this technology. From recording software to rhythm trainers and beyond, here are some of the best free music making apps.
- March 8, 2019
From the first day of classes in January, students are counting down the days until Spring Break. It’s a time for fun trips and relaxation, but it can also be a great opportunity for honing your skills. Maybe you’re not one to get caught up in big parties or expensive vacations. If you’re going to keep it low key for Spring Break, you might as well get something done while you have the time. If you want to know how to become a better musician during Spring Break, the answer is essentially the same for the rest of the year: discipline. An athlete doesn’t make it to the pros without it and the same can be said for any student looking to go to the Ivy Leagues.
- March 5, 2019
- Christian Music
Music can be something very personal. Whether you are a musician yourself or you simply enjoy listening to your favorite artists, music is personally affecting and hits each person in a unique way. If you’re wanting to get your Christian band noticed, however, your music needs to grow and be heard by the right people. So how does one take a band that’s brand new or only known in some local circles and get the word out? We’ve got a few ideas.
- February 21, 2019
Being a kid isn’t always easy, especially when you lack the resources to do what you want. Young athletes, musicians, and any 16-year-old yearning for freedom knows that not having money can hold you back from feeling like you’re at your best. Just for kicks, let’s throw out the question of whether or not you really need some new equipment. That’s a question for another day. Whether it’s a new instrument, a pedal board, or a whole bunch of accessories, we have seven suggestions for a high school musician who is short on cash.
- February 7, 2019
Do you need to hit the reset button? Between the holiday season and the start of a new year, January is seen by many as an opportunity for new beginnings. As you kick off this new year, or even just as you look to make a change in your life, we want to provide a few helpful tips for young musicians. Some of these qualify as career advice, while other points may be more personal and wellness-related. No matter what, we believe these helpful tips for young musicians can assist just about anyone.