Christian Musicians: How to Take Advantage of School Being Out

By: Camp Electric
  • March 16, 2020

The school year provides many breaks for students. Some are planned, while others are thrust upon teachers and young people in light of a holiday or crisis. During these times when school is dismissed, how can Christian musicians take advantage of the time? Certainly not by binging  through “The Office” on Netflix for the umpteenth time. By bettering themselves and working toward a healthier community around them, teenagers can find a way to make the most of a few days away from school. Here are some of our suggestions on what to do with your newfound freedom.

Things Every Christian Musician Needs to Have

By: Camp Electric
  • March 5, 2020

What is the key to being a great musician? We often wonder if there’s a certain piece of gear holding us back or whether we should have studied at a particular school in order to give us a leg up. There are so many options out there, from methods of playing to sounds we can create. While we all want to be unique in our approach to music, there are a few things every Christian musician needs to have if he or she wants to be effective in their journeys. It doesn’t matter if music is a career you want to pursue or a hobby you simply enjoy on the side.

New Year's Resolutions Christian Musicians Won't Regret Breaking

By: Camp Electric
  • January 21, 2020

With the new year underway, we know you’re probably fully recovered from the holiday season and ready to get back into the routines you know and love. For many people, a new year is the symbol for a clean slate and new opportunities. That’s why we so often make resolutions concerning the things we’d like to change about our lives. Just like any other group, Christian musicians are possibly setting goals for themselves. These can be as simple as eating healthier or as specific as training for a particular marathon.

Ways for Parents to Support Young Christian Musicians

By: Camp Electric
  • October 29, 2019

Parenting can be tough at times, but no matter how stressful things get, we can all agree that we want what’s best for our family. What this means for parents is supporting their kids in whatever pursuits they choose to enjoy. Sports, music, and school programs are just a few of these areas. If you have a child who wants to play music, or you have a similarly close attachment to young Christian musicians, we want to help you figure out how to best support them. Here are some of the best ways to support young Christian musicians as they pursue their dreams.

Why Do I Have to Practice Guitar All the Time?

By: Camp Electric
  • October 21, 2019

Whether you’re a middle school student, a college freshman, or even an adult, you’ll find there are many days in which you want to cut out all of the hard things in your life and just coast. It’s not a particularly healthy way to live your life, but we all understand that hard work isn’t the most appealing idea sometimes. For many musicians, the idea of constantly having to practice may feel like a punishment. Even if you’re normally a disciplined person, the temptation of laziness can quickly catch up to you.

Should I Learn How to Play an Instrument? 8 Reasons for Teens to Try

By: Camp Electric
  • October 9, 2019

As we grow up, the idea of finding hobbies and pursuing new goals is one notion each teenager is confronted by. Sports, social clubs, and academic programs are often designed to help kids find themselves and develop a bond with certain people or skill sets. A hobby enjoyed by many teenagers and adults alike is the playing of music on an instrument. If you’re asking yourself, “Should I learn how to play an instrument,” we’ve got several reasons for you to give it a shot. Think about it and see if becoming a musician sounds like the right choice for you.

Why Young Musicians are Important to the Church

By: Camp Electric
  • October 3, 2019

Christianity is a system of faith focused on the personal relationship formed between individuals and the God of the universe. When you are a young person, it may not feel like the church cares much for you. Sure, your youth group plays fun games and occasionally takes a trip, but what place do you have in this fellowship of believers? Young people, especially young musicians, can feel left out on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. They may even feel as though the church doesn’t have a place for them in general.

7 Ways to Know You're Doing OK as a Teenage Christian Musician

By: Camp Electric
  • September 27, 2019

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.

How and Why to Keep the "Christian" in Christian Musician

By: Camp Electric
  • 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.

8 Ways for the Christian Musician to Start the School Year Right

By: Camp Electric
  • 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.