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.

Most Popular Instruments for Kids to Play

By: Camp Electric
  • July 18, 2019

As parents, we want to find the best options for our kids. Whether that means finding the most highly acclaimed school in our area or planning a healthy meal schedule at home, it’s all about setting up the next generation of our family for success. This also translates to hobbies and skills. Many kids want to learn how to play a musical instrument, a pursuit that still lingers in the minds of today’s adults. Where’s the best place to start? Which are the most popular instruments for kids to play?

Best Graduation Gifts for Christian Musicians

By: Camp Electric
  • May 6, 2019

Great achievements call for great rewards. Whether it’s a wedding, getting a new job, or graduating high school, big moments deserve a token to commemorate and celebrate the occasion. Graduations are an important moment in any young musician’s life and worthy of such a gift. So what do you give Christian musicians upon finishing high school or college? We’ve got you covered. No matter what your budget is, we can find you a worthy graduation gift for the student in your life. Here are some of our recommendations.

How to Become a Better Musician During Spring Break

By: Camp Electric
  • March 8, 2019

From the first day of classes in January, students are counting down the days until Spring Break. It’s a time for fun trips and relaxation, but it can also be a great opportunity for honing your skills. Maybe you’re not one to get caught up in big parties or expensive vacations. If you’re going to keep it low key for Spring Break, you might as well get something done while you have the time. If you want to know how to become a better musician during Spring Break, the answer is essentially the same for the rest of the year: discipline.

Best Free Music Making Apps for Musicians

By: Camp Electric
  • March 18, 2019

Whether you are a young student or someone who has been making music for years, it never hurts to learn a new trick. Smartphones have been around for over a decade now, but still many of us solely use them for communication and social media. If you’re a musician looking to get the most out of your phone, we have some of the best free music making apps to help you out. Some of the apps on our list have in-app purchases or more elaborate versions that require money, but only you know how much money you’re willing to spend on this technology.

7 Ways for a High School Musician to Afford Instruments and Gear

By: Camp Electric
  • February 21, 2019

Being a kid isn’t always easy, especially when you lack the resources to do what you want. Young athletes, musicians, and any 16-year-old yearning for freedom knows that not having money can hold you back from feeling like you’re at your best. Just for kicks, let’s throw out the question of whether or not you really need some new equipment. That’s a question for another day. Whether it’s a new instrument, a pedal board, or a whole bunch of accessories, we have seven suggestions for a high school musician who is short on cash.