How to lead worship with piano alone

By [email protected] | 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 […]

Contemporary worship songs for piano alone

By [email protected] | May 28, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

9 tips for organists: Leading worship in a traditional setting

By Sacha Tomkins | January 30, 2019

Here at Musicademy our focus has always been on contemporary worship music (or at least introducing contemporary techniques to more traditional music and musicians). Less so on traditional music, e.g for an organist! However… Our recent batch of guest writers have brought an additional dimension, with professional choral conductor, pianist, organist and singer Sacha Tomkins writing […]

28 Do’s and Don’ts of Christmas service planning

By admin | December 4, 2018

  DO plan well in advance and lock everything down in good time with the leaders DO choose and circulate your music/key choice well ahead of rehearsals. Christmas is often the one time of year when you have orchestral and brass instruments joining the band. They tend to prefer a musical score (which doesn’t tend to […]

Split track backing tracks for x10 carols

By admin | November 23, 2018

For churches that don’t have any musicians, and simply want a backing track product that offers them quality “karaoke” worship tracks, there is no need for the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player with all its functionality of filling in for missing musicians, looping, key and tempo change. Our option for such churches are our budget […]

New Remembrance Day Hymn

By admin | November 9, 2018

Former Musicademy drum tutor Richard Morgan is now a school music teacher and he has written a new hymn for Remembrance Day. Your congregation will recognise the tune (it is Londonderry Air / O Danny Boy) so it should be a fairly easy new hymn to teach this weekend: YouTube: Facebook    In Every […]