Word In Song Masterclass [London]

Word In Song Masterclass [London]

Saturday 11 September 2021
Holy Redeemer Parish Hall, Churchmore Rd, Streatham, SW16 5UZ
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a fun and foundational morning of training for your church music team. We aim to cover everything you’ll ever need to know about leading excellent singing in your church - whatever your church size or preferred style of music! We’ll look at how, as a music team, we give priority to the congregation’s voice, and how we can use any instrument and vocal combination to provide a creative and confident lead for the singing in your church. Helpful for everyone - musicians, vocalists, worship leaders, sound team, pastors.

Masterclass Program:

9:30 am: Doors open

10:00 am: Session One
Welcome & Bible Teaching
Church Music Masterclass

11:30 am: Break

11:45 am: Seminars
[Choose one of the following] 
Piano for Church 
Song Leading 
Drums & Bass
Song Selection and Planning a Service 

12:45 pm: Final Session

1:00 pm: Finish


Drums & Bass: What does it take to create a solid foundation to a rhythm section? The bass and drums are the 'engine room' of any church band. We will look at: our roles, finding a part, locking in together, time, technical skills, playing the song, groove vocabulary and more. Bring your sticks and bass!

Song Leading: 
In many ways, the song leader is the single most important person in leading great congregational singing. We will look at the biblical basis for having a song leader, but will aim to spend most of our time on the practicalities of how to lead singing well - including mic technique, what to say, how to teach new material etc., as well offering some constructive criticism to those who are happy to stand up and have a go! Helpful for singers, worship leaders, pastors.

Piano for Church: For many churches the piano is the key instrument in leading congregational singing. But often we lack the skills to turn years of lessons and exams into playing in a helpful style for church leading. We'll look at contemporary keyboard techniques and discuss how and when to leave the score behind! We'll also discuss the differences between playing on your own and in a band.

Song Selection and Planning a Service: Choosing songs thoughtfully and intentionally is key to an effective word-based music ministry. However, there is so much to consider when creating services week in and week out - and it can be hard to keep our focus on what is important! In this workshop we’ll think about how to create a well-rounded repertoire of songs for our church and talk through all the factors we need to consider when choosing from this list each week. We’ll also consider how style, instrumentation, lyrical content and liturgy affect our song choices. Helpful for pastors, singers, worship leaders, song writers.



Cancellation policy:
Refunds are provided until 2 weeks prior to the conference, but will incur a £5 administrative charge.


Notice from Emu:
This event will go ahead according to the government road map, but we will make every effort to ensure the day is safe. In the case of a host cancellation or postponement, full refunds will be given.