Christmas is a wonderful time of festive get-togethers and relaxing with family and friends. For young musicians who are students, it’s even better because you have an extended break from school and likely no job to worry about. It doesn’t take much, though, for this good opportunity to turn into something bad for your productivity. During these weeks away from school, there are eight traps for young musicians to fall into and we want to help you avoid them. While you’re unlikely to mess up on more than a few of these points, it only takes one for your Christmas break to prove detrimental to your work as a musician and a student.
- December 23, 2019
- December 20, 2019
Christmas is just around the corner, so if you still have people on your list you need to shop for, the pressure is on. With any group of people, there are certain items better guaranteed to deliver the ultimate Christmas present. Let us help you find a few last minute stocking stuffers for Christian musicians who may be in middle school, high school, or college. To be honest, many of these same options will work for musicians in the adult bracket as well. Whether you’re looking to spend tens or hundreds of dollars, we’ve got you covered with plenty of great ideas. Here are some late stocking stuffers for Christian musicians still in school.
- December 17, 2019
As you get ready for the Christmas season, it’s always good for a musician to have more than a few holiday favorites in his back pocket. Below you’ll find some easy Christmas songs to play on piano. Even if you play a different instrument, you’ll find these classic tracks are often simple enough to learn on the fly. Whether you’re trying to impress your friends, help out at your church, or just be the life of the party, we want to give you the best suggestions for easy Christmas songs to play on piano. Check out our list below and see which songs you’d like to learn in time for your seasonal celebration.
- December 13, 2019
- Picking an Instrument
Are you having a tough time finishing your shopping this holiday season? We all want to know where to find the best Christmas gift for kids. Is it that new video game everyone is talking about? What about gift cards? There are plenty of ways to make your family happy this Christmas, but we think buying an instrument for your child to learn and play is one of the best decisions. What makes a new musical instrument the best Christmas gift for kids? We’re glad you asked.
- December 10, 2019
- Camp Electric
Parents, we know the Christmas season can be tough. It used to be that all you had to do was give a kid a bike or some “Star Wars” action figures and he’d be all set. These days, there’s pressure to buy all kinds of technological gizmos and other complicated presents. Regardless of whatever you end up deciding to give your kids this Christmas, we’d like to remind you of why we think parents should consider giving the gift of Camp Electric this season.
- December 3, 2019
Whether you’re just learning to play acoustic guitar or you’ve been at it for a while, you may be looking for some songs you can play. In both Christian and secular music you can find more than enough to keep you occupied. There are certain tunes that just sound better when played on acoustic guitar, though it’s true that many songs can work with either an acoustic or electric instrument. If you’re in the market for some popular acoustic guitar songs for Christians to play, we’ve got you covered. On our list below you can find lots of faith-based works, as well as some non-religious songs from the past. The one thing these songs have in common is that they sound wonderful on an acoustic guitar. Find your favorite today!
- November 19, 2019
2019 is almost over and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you want to close out the year. Between school, family, music, and church, we want to help young Christian musicians understand the importance of finishing one year strong so that the next can be started out on the right foot. No matter what kind of year you’ve had up to this point, it’s not too late to end 2019 on a good note. Here are some of our tips for young Christian musicians as they close out the year.
- November 15, 2019
- Christian Music
Musicians who are just starting out as songwriters may find it difficult to put their ideas down on paper. It can be especially hard in Christian music when there is a certain tone or message with which you feel confined. Haven’t all of the bases been covered over the last 400 years of hymns and worship songs? If you’re wondering how to start a song in Chrisitan music, we have a few tips to accelerate the writing process. By the end of this article you should feel confident in knowing how to start a song and be ready to put pen to paper.
- November 8, 2019
- Summer Camp
When the weather turns cold, the last thing that’s probably on your mind is what your family will be doing next summer. Why think about June when you’re in the middle of planning your Thanksgiving feast? You might be surprised to know there are a few good reasons to start shopping early for summer camps and programs. Even if you’re in the early stages of planning for next year, we think you should begin mulling over your options. Here are just a few of the reasons why you need to start shopping early for summer camps and programs.
- October 29, 2019
Parenting can be tough at times, but no matter how stressful things get, we can all agree that we want what’s best for our family. What this means for parents is supporting their kids in whatever pursuits they choose to enjoy. Sports, music, and school programs are just a few of these areas. If you have a child who wants to play music, or you have a similarly close attachment to young Christian musicians, we want to help you figure out how to best support them. Here are some of the best ways to support young Christian musicians as they pursue their dreams.