Practical Worship Band Skills | Worship Team Training from Musicademy

The essential course for your entire worship team

A step-by-step course teaching the practical band skills that turn you into a seasoned musician and invaluable worship team player

This comprehensive 5-hour course, available on 3 DVDs, as downloads and also via our subscription service features the following topics:

Stage placement

  • Who stands where and why – exploring sight lines, instrument and amp placements
  • Hearing everyone and ending volume wars

Timing, tempo and tuning

  • Developing your internal sense of time
  • Choosing song tempos and changing a wrong tempo
  • Typical tempo issues and playing with time
  • Tuning tips and issues for every instrument

Understanding and building groove

  • Finding your instrument’s rhythmic role
  • Building right rhythms in different song types
  • Creating musical space
  • Identifying where rhythms go wrong

Working with incomplete ensembles

  • Filling up the sonic spectrum
  • Covering for missing instruments
  • Working with too many of the same instrument

Playing dynamically

  • Types of dynamicsWorship Band Training Course
  • Using volumes and subdivisions
  • Range, colour and texture
  • Tension and release

Communication and listening skills

  • Forms of planned and spontaneous communication
  • Developing listening skills
  • Learn to lead and follow musically

Going beyond the mechanics of music

  • Conveying meaning and emotion
  • Matching lyrics and theme with the musicPraise band training
  • Using sounds and chord substitutions to create different emotions


  • On screen graphics for enhanced learning
  • Demos, play alongs and downloadable practice materials
  • 30 exercises for your worship team to use

All worked out step-by-step, using worship songs and hymns

Worship team training: who is it for?

Worship Band Skills Training from Musicademy

This course is suitable for singers and musicians of all ability levels and styles. Designed for contemporary bands, orchestral teams and blended ensembles.

With video lessons, on-screen graphics, tips, ideas and 30 worship song based exercises for your team to try.

“The most useful worship team training course I’ve found”

“Whether you’re a small worship group just starting out or a seasoned large worship team, there is so much in this new Band Skills set for you to learn from. It’s clearly come from real world experience of both leading worship and hands-on training that Musicademy have run themselves.

While it’s all helpful when watched as an individual, this course comes into its own when you use it as a team; with thought provoking questions and guided exercises to discuss and apply what you’re learning as you go through it. There’s enough material to use across four or five different team evenings at least.

We’ve used various resources over the years with our 30+ people worship team, but this is far by the most practical and applicable I’ve seen.

If you were wondering what would take your worship team’s band skills to the next level, you’ve just found it.”

Simon Patrick, Worship Leader, King’s Church, High Wycombe