Why do YOU go to church?

By Guest Blogger | July 31, 2019

Why do YOU go to church? What are you expecting from our worship service and the people here? When you come on Sunday mornings to our church, what are you expecting? Local religious themed entertainment? Sing some songs, hopefully in your favorite style. Listen to some advertisements, … oops I mean announcements. Throw a few […]

Listening skills for worship musicians

By Marie@Musicademy |

Some time back I was in a church listening to the band play. They were doing all the right things but something about their sound did not facilitate the congregations’ worship as well as it might. The playing was ok and reasonably in time, the volume was appropriate, the pacing was fine, even the tuning […]

Worship Training Day: Maidstone 9th November 2019

By admin | July 30, 2019

A worship training day from Musicademy, SFL and Psalm Drummers Musicademy presents a packed training day for the whole worship team (or just come by yourself!). Features special guest vocal coach – Nicki Rogers, drums and percussion stream with Psalm Drummers and sound tech stream with SFL. The programme features: How to get songs working […]

How to lead worship with piano alone

By Marie@Musicademy | June 2, 2019

We’ve been looking recently at the challenges of working just with a piano or keyboard rather than a full worship band. We’ve compiled a list of songs suited for keys alone. There are also many keys training resources with helpful hints and tips on worship leading using keys. Our friend David Lee wrote a useful […]

Half price worship keyboard course flash sale

By Marie@Musicademy | May 28, 2019

Save 50% off selected worship keyboard courses with even more of a discount when you buy two or more courses. The flash sale applies to our DVD sets as well as half price on downloads when you buy the full course. NOTE – When you put downloadable lessons into the shopping cart you need to […]

Contemporary worship songs for piano alone

By Marie@Musicademy |

We have a lengthy discussion in our Facebook Group about recommendations of contemporary worship songs that work well with just a piano to lead. With a capable pianist you have the opportunity to explore more hymn-like songs with multiple chord changes that guitarists struggle with. But of course this is also very dependedn on the […]

Musicademy Scratch Gospel Choir: One Voice

By Marie@Musicademy | May 5, 2019

When we run worship training days we always include a Gospel Choir Workshop. Our most recent, led by Nicki Rogers was something very special. Musicademy Scratch Gospel Choir: One Voice With singers drawn from churches from across London, the home counties and elsewhere, Nicki taught the song and all the harmonies in a little over […]

New song from Common Hymnal: Communion by Matt McCauley

By admin | April 18, 2019

We’ve worked for years with our dear friend Malcolm DuPlessis who was instrumental back when Musicademy was first founded in helping us get our DVDs out there, particularly into the US. Malclom has been working in recent years on a new project called Common Hymnal. Rather than me describe what it is all about, I’ll […]

Worship Leader Training: Beginning and Ending Songs Well

By admin | April 11, 2019

We had a vote in the Musicademy Worship Community (our Facebook Group) to see which of the 20 lessons in our Practical Worship Leading course people wanted to have made free-of-charge on the blog. This is the lesson that won. Leading worship: beginning and ending songs well This lesson unpacks a range of ideas and […]