Worship Training Day Facebook Live Videos

By admin | November 11, 2019

We had a fantastic training day in Maidstone and shared live footage from the day on Facebook Live videos. We’ve collected them all here (give them time to load) so you can watch. These were filmed using mobile phones from our host church volunteers so are not professionally edited of course. The sound is straight […]

How to choose the perfect cymbals: Buyers Guide

By Guest Blogger | August 21, 2019

Cymbals play an integral part of a drummer’s set up – it’s not something that should be overlooked. Cymbals project a distinctly recognisable sound, and they cannot be altered or tuned in the way that drums can. With a cymbal purchase, you truly have to be 100% confident that its sound is right for you […]

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 […]

How to Deal With Stage Fright as a Worship Musician

By Guest Blogger | March 17, 2017

I recently re-read this post on Musicademy in which Tim Bowdler wonderfully tells the story of how his stage fright – helped by a rather undiscerning bandleader – resulted in one of the most embarrassing gigs of his life. And I can relate. I used to be full of fear when going on stage – […]

5 ways to work on your timing as a worship musician

By Andy@Musicademy | January 11, 2017

I have a friend who is a professional drummer. He’s one those musicians who you never really know how good he is because everything he plays in a worship setting is simple, understated and doesn’t draw much attention to itself. Yet in the studio he is a first call drummer for a number of well […]

Developing a sense of timing in your worship team

By Andy@Musicademy | October 17, 2016

Someone once told me that music with dodgy tuning is folk and music with dodgy timing is jazz… So does that mean lots of worship bands are actually playing sophisticated jazz-folk? All jokes aside, so many worship teams could improve their sound immensely if they just focused on improving their sense of timing. Most musicians […]

Can you keep perfect time? Test yourself

By admin | August 13, 2015

When we do our training days and in our upcoming band skills dvds we talk a lot about the importance of great timing. How good is yours? Share your scores here. In the office today Andy got 711. Can you beat that? Let us know in the comments thread. Click image to open interactive version […]