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.
- November 15, 2018
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.
- November 7, 2018
- 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.
- November 7, 2018
- Music Teachers and Instructors
So you or your child want to learn how to play an instrument? Wonderful! This is a great way to grow more rounded as a human being, look more impressive on a college application, or to simply pass the time. After buying the instrument and any necessary accessories, one of the biggest questions will be “Who’s going to give you lessons?” That all depends on what you want to play and where you want to take that ability. It would be strange to look for a expert pianist to teach your son guitar, right? Some parents may want to look for Christian music teachers who can teach their child old hymns or modern worship songs. If you’re an adult, you may prefer to learn from someone much older or a teacher who is more of a contemporary.
- October 5, 2018
- Music Camp
What are you passionate about? We’ll bet whatever it is, there’s probably a camp designed to help you explore it. There are camps for teens who love music, film, dance, science, and more. Some are intended to train kids for a lifelong career, while others simply want to have a little fun. For our purposes today, we’re going to focus on camps for teens who love music and want to learn how to play. These range in acceptance rate, cost, areas of focus, and location. You can find many fine institutions out there, but these are some of our picks for camps for teens who love music.
- October 1, 2018
- Music Camp
We’ve all stood around in the shower singing along to a fun upbeat song, using the shampoo bottle as a makeshift microphone. (Or is that just us?) Music is downright infectious, so no one can blame you for getting down to the beat of your favorite song. Although we all have the capacity to sing, not everyone can do so to the applause of others. If you think you have what it takes, you should consider attending a singing camp where you can learn to hone your craft. But why, when you can just opt to perform for your collection of bathroom accessories? Here are a few of the reasons why we think you should try out a singing camp.
- September 19, 2018
- Christian Camps
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.