It’s never too early to start thinking about your summer plans. For many musicians, summer is the time to go to your favorite Christian music camp. It may be an event your church puts on or even something recognized at a national level. There are so many things a Christian music camp can offer you, from making new friends to learning how to write songs. Although we can find so many benefits to going to a music camp, some people may find that costs are prohibitive. Some secular camps that focus on classical music may run up to several thousands of dollars. What can a young musician do if they don’t have the resources to make something like that happen?
- September 7, 2018
- Christian Music
Writing a song can be difficult. Even the best musicians can be clueless when it comes to knowing how to write song lyrics for Christian music. On one hand, you don’t want to come across as cheesy. While on the other hand, you know how difficult it can be to stick complicated theology into a song. It can be a difficult highwire act of being faithful to God’s word and understandable by today’s audience. That’s why we want to give you a few things to think about as you begin (or continue) to write songs.
- September 5, 2018
Wasn’t the summer wonderful? You could sleep until noon, play video games, meet up with friends, and travel with family. No one tells you how to be a musician during the summer because, like everything else, it just kinda happens. But all good things must come to an end, so here you are back in the school year. If you’re wondering how to be a musician while also meeting requirements at school, we have a few tips to help you out. If you’re doing things right, you may already be accomplishing a few of these tasks. Nevertheless, it’s always good to get a refresher. Here are nine (hopefully) easy suggestions for how to be a musician during the school year.
- August 27, 2018
As a child learns to play an instrument, one of the most exciting moments come when she masters her first song. Not “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” but a song that would actually be played in front of a large group of people. Kids hear so many songs at church each Sunday. Wouldn’t it be great if they could come home and learn to play some of these worship songs. You may not know it, but some of your favorite music from church can be learned quickly by someone who knows what they’re doing. Here are some of our suggestions for easy praise and worship songs for kids to play.
- August 17, 2018
The warmest months of the year are a wonderful time to break up the monotony of staying indoors by getting out and trying new things. While there are all kinds of cool summer activities you can get into, we wanted to highlight a few ways in which you can live out your Christian faith and take advantage of the great weather. Some of the items on our list of Christian activities for the summer are designed for kids, others for families and/or adults. What makes these Christian activities for the summer so great is that they are doable and will allow you and others to grow in faith while also having some fun. Check them out!
- August 14, 2018
- Christian Music
When you browse the hit songs of pop culture these days, you may be shocked to find the number of tracks that are labeled “explicit” and glorify a hedonistic lifestyle. It’s not anything new for secular music to blast a narrative that contradicts the truth of the Bible, but that doesn’t make the stumbling blocks any less dangerous for the upcoming generation. We live in a great time for finding new Christian music for teens. Whether your preference is pop, rap, or worship, you can find something God-honoring that you enjoy. Here are some of our favorites when it comes to Christian music for teens.
- August 6, 2018
- Christian Music
Never say “I’m bored” again. For young Christian musicians, the summer is full of possibilities. Whether you are a student who gets to enjoy a season of freedom or a young adult whose only advantage is more hours of sunlight, there are many free summer activities to enjoy. Unless your favorite hobby is watching the NFL, the summer gives you more chances to do just about anything you love (though you could still probably find some classic matchups on the NFL Network or ESPN). Take advantage of the time that you have this summer and do something with your skills in music. Here are some of our favorite free summer activities for young Christian musicians.
- August 2, 2018
- Music Camp
The journey of a young musician involves a lot of hours spent in private lessons and practicing alone in your room. As kids grow older, they have to think about just how far they plan to go with this whole music thing. A great way to understand how well you perform is to attend a summer music camp or program. The top summer music camps for high school kids range from elite programs focusing on classical music to camps designed to be fun and engaging. There are many wonderful institutions pouring into the next generation of musicians, but some carry more notoriety than others. Here are some of our favorites for the top summer music camps for high school kids.
- July 30, 2018
- Summer Camp
For those attending a summer camp for the first time as well as those who return annually, there are certain activities that can really get you excited. Every kid has different interests (and fears) that make for a unique camp experience, but the coolest summer camp activities all fall into a few distinct categories of fun. No matter if you are headed to the mountains, the beach, or the country, each camp provides its own set of events to which you can look forward. Here are some of the coolest summer camp activities to anticipate this year.
- July 27, 2018
- Music Camp
The summer is a time when millions of young people around the country head off to attend summer camps of all kinds. Many of these events are simply destinations for fun where kids can learn to work with others and enjoy the great outdoors. One popular way to spend time in the summer is to attend a music camp. This is a great opportunity for young musicians to learn more about their craft. It’s important to remember, however, that these camps are just the beginning of the musical journey. Here are a few reasons why music camp is just the start of it all.