What to Do After Music Camp Ends: Taking the Next Step

What to Do After Music Camp Ends: Taking the Next Step

So you’ve just been to summer music camp where you learned a lot from experienced teachers, made a couple of breakthroughs with your instrument, and met some fellow musicians with whom you love playing. Whether you spent one, two, or six weeks at you music camp, you eventually have to come home. What’s the next step? This answer is easier for some rather than others. Before you get too bogged down with responsibilities, schoolwork, or relationships with friends and family, let’s look at a few ways in which you can take the next step in your musical journey.

Music Summer Camps Near Me: Fun for All Ages

Music Summer Camps Near Me: Fun for All Ages

No matter what time of year it is, it’s never too early (or too late) to think about fun summer activities. You might think of going to the beach or traveling abroad, but for many people the best idea is music summer camps. “But where can I find music summer camps near me?” We’ll get there. The best thing about these camps is that no two are exactly alike. Most are for kids between the middle school years and college, but there are a few for kids who are younger and even some for adults. Genres range from classic rock to orchestral and some even cater to Christian worship music.

What to Do When You Don't Love Your Musical Instrument Anymore

What to Do When You Don't Love Your Musical Instrument Anymore

Just like any dating relationship, a musician’s bond with an instrument can feel like a great connection at first, only to lose the spark over time. How can you know if it’s time to hang up those drumsticks or if you need to double down? No matter what your connection with music is, there will be times when all you want to do is play and create music of your own as well as other times when you just can’t muster any effort. When can we make the decision to drop music as a hobby or pursue another instrument? Before you let your musical instrument gather dust in the corner, let’s look at how you got here and think about what we can do to remedy the problem.

What Should I Do to Get Ready for a Christian Music Camp?

What Should I Do to Get Ready for a Christian Music Camp?

So you’ve finally done it. You’re going to your first Christian music camp. Whether you’re learning how to become a worship leader or you simply want to work on your skills as a musician in a Christian setting, this is a big step in your progression as an artist. We know you’re excited about learning more and being around like-minded peers, but you’re probably wondering what all you can do between now and the first day of camp. Here are a few things you can do to get ready for a Christian music camp.

Does a Young Christian Musician Need to Worry About Gear?

Does a Young Christian Musician Need to Worry About Gear?

Starting out in a new hobby or occupation is exciting, but you can also feel woefully underprepared for the task. No matter how great your thirst for knowledge or how much natural talent you have for the job, there will come a point where you ask yourself if there is some piece of gear missing that is holding you back from becoming the hot new thing in your industry. This is true for filmmakers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and more. So if you’re a young Christian musician, you may be thinking that your current instrument isn’t good enough or that you need some new software or accessory in order to be able to compete with all of the other artists out there.

Easy Worship Songs for Beginner Musicians: Get Started

Easy Worship Songs for Beginner Musicians: Get Started

When you’re just starting out as a musician, it can feel like you’re just kidding yourself. “How can I take myself seriously when I can’t even play a song?” As you start learning chords and rudiments, you’ll eventually be drawn to covering a favorite song or maybe even writing one of your own. Whether it’s a fair measurement or not, many of us judge how good we are by the number of songs we can cover. One of the best ways for Christians to start out is by finding easy worship songs for beginner musicians. Vocalists, drummers, guitar players, keyboardists, and even violinists can look to worship music for an introduction in playing popular songs.

Music Camps vs. Private Instructors: Why Would I Need Both?

Music Camps vs. Private Instructors: Why Would I Need Both?

Whether you are a teenager looking to further your musical knowledge or a parent who just wants to get her young child interested in playing an instrument, you’re going to have a lot of questions. Many of these problems arise from the basic question of “What is the best way to learn?” Between music camps, private instructors, special programs, and how-to tutorials, it can be hard to know what is necessary for becoming a great musician. While most students learn from a private instructor for at least a season, not all look to music camps for the advantages they offer. Let’s look at some of the differences and similarities these two forms of learning provide.

Song Writing: Reasons for Christian Teens to Start Now

Song Writing: Reasons for Christian Teens to Start Now

For Christian teens who are learning to create music, be it through playing guitar or even singing, there are certain milestones and challenges that mark your progress. When you master a particularly hard song cover or discover a new chord, it’s pretty exciting. One thing we would encourage you to do, something that can be quite daunting, is to give song writing a chance. There are a few reasons why song writing is beneficial to Christian teens as musicians and as individuals. Here are a few of those reasons:

Fan Favorite Christian Artists Who Have Appeared at Camp Electric

Christian Artists Appearing at Camp Electric - JSWEISSPHOTO

Camp Electric is a great place for students to come learn from experienced instructors and grow as musicians. It’s also a great place for kids to see some of the most popular Christian musicians around. While many of the names on this list are also instructors at the camp, sometimes artists pop by simply to give the students a show. We are happy to be able to connect the next generation of Christian musicians with those who are making hits today. Here are some of the fan favorite Christian artists who have been a part of Camp Electric in recent years.

7 Reasons for Christian Teenagers to Be Serious About Music

7 Reasons for Christian Teenagers to Be Serious About Music

Keep it casual. Play it cool. We have so many different phrases for not taking things very seriously. This isn’t just a phenomenon for Christian teenagers, though. The world today has taught us to not get too invested in anything. The problem is that that leaves us as jacks of all trades and masters of none. So if you’re someone who enjoys playing music (and maybe even creating a little of your own), we think it’s time for you to get serious about it. Not because we want to suck the joy out of the process, but because you should give something you love your full effort. If that’s not enough incentive, we can also Jesus juke you with 1 Corinthians 10:31, which says “...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Still not convinced?

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