Coaching classical singers to sing in a contemporary style

By Chris Steynor | September 17, 2018

A singer in your congregation has a passion for worship, and has approached you about joining your music team. You have a heart to use people’s gifts, and this person is clearly well-trained musically, has a genuine faith, and is keen to serve. But it soon becomes clear that their singing style is very ‘classical’ […]

How to transition from traditional to contemporary worship

By Marie@Musicademy | September 2, 2018

In an era where many congregations are facing dwindling numbers many churches are turning to a more contemporary approach to attract and retain people. They see the success that churches such as Hillsong and Bethel enjoy with rock concert style music and seek to bring at least some of that style to their local setting. […]

Ask the Expert: Is it possible to receive too much direction from your Church Leadership?

By admin | September 6, 2017

  Worship and worship leading are often considered to be ‘high profile’ ministries by virtue of their ‘front and centre’ position in church meetings.  Musicians/worship leaders should reasonably expect to be held to high standards, and receive a certain amount of direction & input from the church leadership when it comes to the delivery of […]

Ask the Expert: Best recording mic (in a noisy room)

By admin | January 26, 2016

We had a slightly strange “Ask the Expert” email from Mike Barco which our friends at SFL Group have done their best to answer. “I’m trying to capture the best recording on a quite creaky floor noise coming through the wall… Which microphone is best for this?”   Now we’re not too sure if Mike is […]

Ask the Expert: Can we keep everyone happy by putting a contemporary keyboard in a wooden cabinet?

By Marie@Musicademy | January 22, 2016

We received a fascinating email from Liz from South Ruislip, UK who had been to one of our training days and had asked for advice on what keyboard to purchase for her church. We’d suggested the Roland RD800 which their Leadership Team agreed to. However, the proposed move to a more contemporary instrument has not pleased everyone. […]