Listening skills for worship musicians

By [email protected] | July 31, 2019

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 […]

What are the biggest issues facing worship teams right now?

By admin | February 11, 2019

That’s the question we posted to the Musicademy Worship Community, a 3,000+ strong Facebook Group comprised of worship musicians from multiple denominations and church size all around the world. We were immediately inundated with responses with many common stories of dwindling numbers of musicians, lack of budget, old equipment, time pressure conflicts and other demands […]

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’ […]

New from Musicademy: Worship Team Workshops

By admin | January 3, 2018

Save 20% when you buy all three workshops Could your worship team spare just two hours for some invaluable practical training that will forever improve how you play together? Could they really use some band skills training but busyness and limited time constraints always seem to get in the way? Worship Team Workshop is a […]

New electric, acoustic and bass ‘Song Based’ lessons launched today

By admin | March 22, 2017

Over the years our Song Learner and Worship Collection Lessons have been really popular, especially for people who have gone through our curriculum-focused worship courses first and want to explore more songs and techniques such as those used on professional recordings. So we’re delighted to announce a new look category called “Song Based Lessons” that […]

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 – […]