Young Musicians: Why Not to Stress Over New Year's Resolutions

Young Musicians: Why Not to Stress Over New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions can be tough for young people. Even musicians feel the urge to make promises and set goals for the coming year. Sadly, four out of five of these resolutions fail by February. Should young musicians feel the need to make such goals? We certainly believe setting goals is necessary for success, but there are better ways of doing so than by viewing January 1st as some magical day of atonement. If you’ve been freaking out over your New Year’s resolution (or if you’ve already failed to live up to it), we have a few reasons why you should relax.

Camp Electric: 8 Reasons Why It's an Absolute Bargain

Camp Electric: 8 Reasons Why It's an Absolute Bargain

Who doesn’t love a good deal? From Christmas shopping to getting the weekly groceries, there’s never a time when families want to pass on a bargain. The same can be said when it comes to finding the right summer camp. Why should you have to pay for a camp you don’t think is worth the asking price? There are probably dozens of summer music camps out there you could be looking at, so finally pulling the trigger on that decision is unique for each family. With that in mind, here are eight reasons why we believe Camp Electric is an absolute bargain.

How to Become a Musician in the New Year

How to Become a Musician in the New Year

With the new year comes the chance to be bold. People are always making New Year’s resolutions, from learning a new language to writing a book. Some people, however, want to know how to become a musician. While there are a few ways to go about it, we wanted to share our tips on how to become a musician. It’s great to pick up a new hobby or pursue a dream, but anything worth trying is worth doing right. So if you want to figure out how to become a musician, check out our notes below and see what mistakes you might be able to avoid.

8 Bad Musician Habits to Break Before the New Year

8 Bad Musician Habits to Break Before the New Year

As we approach a new year, you’re going to hear a lot about new year resolutions. For many people, these include going to the gym more often, eating healthier, checking off a bucket list item, and more. While we applaud anyone for turning over a new leaf and improving his life, why wait until January 1st? We have eight bad musician habits to break before the clock strikes midnight, closing out 2018 forever. If any of these mistakes sound familiar, we encourage you to make the necessary changes before dragging them into the new year. Here are some of the bad musician habits to break before the new year.

Should I Buy a New Music Instrument for Christmas?

Should I Buy a New Music Instrument for Christmas?

The Christmas season is always a time for exciting opportunities. For many people, this is best observed by shopping for cool new gadgets and toys. There’s just something appealing about buying a shiny, new music instrument for most musicians. For some, the purchase is a chance to double down on something they think might interest them. For others, getting a new music instrument is just some form of an obsessive compulsive shopping disorder. How can you know whether buying a new music instrument is a good way to spend your hard-earned dollars? We’ve got a few questions to help you ease your mind.

Will Going to a Music Camp Make Me a Great Musician?

Grant Mickelson Guitar Lessons

Do you feel like your abilities on your favorite music instrument are being hindered by something? Do you wish you had a different instructor, attended a different program, or picked a different instrument in the first place? When you commit to something as difficult as mastering an instrument, it’s easy to blame small setbacks for what is already a slow process. For many students, the answer may be a music camp during the summer. This is an amazing experience for young musicians, but how helpful can they really be? Will going to a music camp make someone into a great musician? Before we can answer that one, let’s look at what these camps provide for the kids.

Summer Music Camps: How Much Do They Cost?

Andy Mineo at Camp Electric

With Christmas just around the corner, it may seem crazy to think about summer music camps, but the warm season will be here before you know it. Although there are many questions that pop up concerning different kinds of youth camps, the cost is always one of the biggest deciding factors for people. While we’d like to quickly give you a number, the truth is that there are so many summer music camps out there, we have to be a little more explanatory than that. Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about the cost of these camps.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Christian Musicians

Christmas Gift Ideas for Christian Musicians

Some people are just too hard to shop for these days. Whether you are looking to surprise a small child or satisfy a teenager, you may be grasping at straws. If you need Christmas gift ideas for Christian musicians, look no further. We have some exciting possibilities for the Christian musicians on your list. While most of these suggestions will cater to a school age recipient, we think this will put you in the right mindset for musicians of all ages. Check out our list of Christmas gift ideas for Christian musicians and see if your shopping list gets any shorter.

How Can a Young Christian Musician Choose Between Worship & Pop?

How Can a Young Christian Musician Choose Between Worship & Pop?

For a young Christian musician, it may feel like there are only two paths to a career in music. Either you go into pop (or some variation of it) or worship music. Both are huge in the CCM market and most secular music is some form of pop, so that’s certainly something of which a young Christian musician should be mindful. Is one better for a young person than the other? What benefits are there to each option? If you or you child are thinking through the different ways to express yourself through music these days or simply want to find some cool songs to learn, here’s what we have to say about worship music and pop.

7 Reasons for Kids to Listen to Christian Music

7 Reasons for Kids to Listen to Christian Music

If you ask kids today what they’re listening to, you’ll hear about singers like Ariana Grande and bands like Imagine Dragons. Christian music, on the other hand, is sometimes frowned upon by younger listeners. While we can’t be surprised by non-Christian kids’ lack of interest in the genre, there’s plenty for Christian kids to love about music that praises the Lord. Instead of dismissing Christian music as lame church stuff, think about all the ways in which we can engage with it. We believe Christian music has a rightful claim to your listening time. Here are a few reasons why.

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