What are the odds of becoming a pianist performing at Carnegie Hall versus a pianist jamming with a band?
I’d say the odds are in favor of the band experience. So, how do we as teachers prepare pianists for a jam session?
That’s what Drew Collins and I will address in the next 88 Creative Keys FREE webinar. We look forward to sharing our favorite tools, planning resources and patterns that will equip you and your students for playing any kind of keyboard in any kind of band.
Join us on Friday, February 22, 2019 as we give a sneak peek at how we collaborate as a worship leader and pianist. We give specific–even notated–examples of how to play along with various types of worship songs.
We dive into details like
- The various roles of a pianist in a band
- How to voice chords
- How to prepare as a pianist for a service
- The right way to play a synthesizer in a band
- How to guide students to play in worship
- How to speak in this contemporary dialect when your default is classical.
Our combined years at worship planning and playing (over 50!) is packaged in a brand new resource to be premiered at the webinar. It’s called: How to Prep Pianists for Worship Team.
Beyond the 20+ pages of teaching strategies, practical advice and notated examples, it includes a studio license of a brand new arrangement of “I Need Thee Every Hour” written by yours truly. It also includes a chord chart of the hymn tune with some fresh chord choices.
Bonus: we show how YOU can spice up old hymns with just a few well-chosen chords and clever strategies. Check out how we revamped “I Need Thee Every Hour!”
Drew and I, along with our host, Bradley Sowash, look forward to answering all yours questions.
Our goal: to boost your confidence as a worship team pianist and help you prepare your students to feel the same.
See you February 22nd, 1-2pm EST.