Reassurance is a wonderful thing. It doesn’t take much for us to feel uncertain of ourselves, like we’re going down the wrong road and we’re never going to make it in our chosen fields. No matter what you want to do with your life, you’ll probably have more than one moment where you question your decisions or dreams. A teenage Christian musician is just as susceptible to this as anyone else. That’s why we want to help you feel more confident by providing a small checklist to let young musicians of faith know how they currently stand. These basic characteristics are designed to apply to just about any teenage Christian musician who is on the right path. Let’s get started.
- September 27, 2019
- September 26, 2019
- Picking an Instrument
We all make mistakes. As parents, it’s easy to beat yourself up over any bad choices involving our kids. This can even happen while supporting them in their hobbies. Young musicians often pick up an instrument only to fall out of love with it in a short amount of time. What if you bought your son or daughter the wrong musical instrument? Is there something you should do or should you just let them make their own choices? If you’re feeling like you’ve made a mistake with your child because he doesn’t play his guitar the way he used to, there are a few things you can ask that will help you understand how to respond.
- September 11, 2019
- Picking an Instrument
If you’re reading this, you’re probably either looking to pick up an instrument for the first time or you feel unsure about the one you’re playing now. Finding the right instrument to play is one of the biggest questions a Christian musician can ask himself. If you don’t know which instrument to pick or you have fallen out of love with your current choice, you’ll need to do some soul searching before you can keep progressing as a musician. Let us help you make the process easier by asking a few related questions and encouraging you in your craft.
- September 5, 2019
- Music Camp
What’s the right way to learn how to play an instrument? Music education, just like any other discipline, used to have certain gatekeepers one would have to pass through in order to be considered a “real” musician. Today, that’s not quite the case. We have lessons to watch online, community message boards, hundreds of college programs, and many other outlets for becoming better at what we do. Whether you’re on the cusp of college or just getting real with music as a middle schooler, you might be asking yourself what kind of programs and camps you should be taking seriously. Music school, camps, and do-it-yourself learning are three big ways in which young musicians look to improve. So what’s the difference between these options?
- August 26, 2019
When living the life of a Christian musician, it can be tempting to focus all of your efforts on improving your music. It’s commendable to want to hone your craft, but music is far from the only thing that matters in this world. As a musician, you are more than the notes you play and the lyrics you write and sing. Looking beyond your skills, you should be molding yourself into the person you want to be. A Christian musician has to consider what message she is sending through her actions as well as her music. Even more important, you have to know what you stand for and why it matters. Taking a step back from the simple Xs and Os of being a Christian musician, we want to help you understand why your faith and beliefs are important.
- August 19, 2019
Finding inspiration for Sunday worship can be exhausting for overworked worship leaders. Do you stick with old hymns or just play those two contemporary songs everyone has heard dozens of times already? It’s not just the older crowd who needs a little boost when it comes to planning the music at church events. Imagine you’ve just been asked to lead worship for next weekend’s youth retreat. You don’t know what kind of setting you’ll be working with or how energetic the students will feel. Lucky for you, we have some of the best easy Christian songs to cover for just about any church outing.
- August 12, 2019
Training to be a better musician is all about consistency and discipline. But what happens when our schedules are radically changed by the coming school year? We want to help you make the transition into the school year right. By following these eight pieces of advice, you can get the ball rolling into the new semester and not lose any progress you’ve been making during the summer. It’s hard enough to be a Christian musician without dealing with math homework and term papers. Let us help you find a way to succeed this coming school year.
- August 6, 2019
Whether you’ve been playing for years or you’re a lowly beginner, there’s one thing guitarists are always interested in: easy worship songs to learn on guitar. For Christian musicians who may want to lead worship at church or simply jam with a few friends, that means mastering songs by elite worship programs and bands. Although there have been many promising new acts in worship music these days, few have the name recognition of Hillsong. The Australian music brand breathed new life into the modern worship movement with dozens of inspired songs written and recorded through its various offshoots.
- July 23, 2019
- Camp Electric
We had an amazing time at Camp Electric in 2019, but one of our campers had an even better summer by receiving a special gift from Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers. Brienna is a 15-year-old guitar player who earned a special slot at this year’s camp thanks to an annual contest put on by the WAY-FM radio network.
What is this Camp Electric Contest?
Sometimes we at Camp Electric have the ability to connect talented young people with famous musicians at little to no cost. This is all thanks to a series of contests, discounts, and scholarships put on by our wonderful sponsors and partners as well as everyday people who believe in what we’re doing each summer.
- July 19, 2019
- Music Camp
The summer months can be a magical time for students looking to have a little fun or pick back up an old hobby. Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or even college, there are plenty of possibilities when you have the opportunity to step away from school for 2+ months. Young musicians would be wise to use this time to enhance their playing abilities and try new things. For many, that means attending music camps or other similar events. Here are a few of our recommendations for young musicians looking to get a leg up during the summer season.