You have piano skills…and you’ve always wanted to put them to use for a worship service.
This course is your step-by-step guide to preparing to play piano for church.
In these four lessons, I guide you through everything from accompaniment basics to how to plan music for a worship service that connects your congregation to the message. I also share with you a planning templates and checklists as well as lists of worship music resources.
HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF WHAT IS INCLUDED IN EACH LESSON OF THE COURSE.
LESSON 1: ACCOMPANIMENT BASICS
- how to make hymns singable
- tempo & phrasing with congregational singing
- introducing new hymns/songs
- a hymn checklist to use as you prepare hymns/songs for worship services
LESSON 2: ADDING VARIETY
- how to enhance the music/meaning of hymns by adding variety to verses
- using octave changes or playing in octaves to add variety
- changing up left hand accompaniment
- using instrumentalists in worship
- reharmonizing hymns
- list of resources for instrumentalists & hymn reharmonizations
LESSON 3: MUSIC SELECTION
- how to select music for a worship service that will connect congregation to the message
- things to consider when selecting music for worship
- how/why to keep records
- downloadable worship planner template
- list of recommended sacred music collections
- sheet music collection from composer Valerie Floeter for your use in worship
LESSON 4: THINKING ON YOUR FEET
- strategies to prepare yourself for unpredictable things that can happen during a service
- how to develop sight reading skills
- how to add last minute “filler music” in order to maintain the flow of worship
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for pianists who already know how to play the piano and would like to play for worship services.
This course will NOT teach you how to play the piano (check out my Busy Moms membership program for that).
SO…HOW EXACTLY DOES THIS WORK?
Upon purchase, you are sent login credentials that will allow you to access the online course.
You have access to the entire program and can work through the lesson videos at your own pace!
PIANO IN WORSHIP COURSECOURSE A LA CARTE
- Full, Instant Access to Piano in Worship Course
- Downloadable checklists, templates and collection of Valerie Floeter piano solos for worship
- Private, Members-Only Facebook Group
- Unlimited Support
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPCourse PLUS Busy Moms Do Piano Membership
- Full, instant access to 140 piano lessons
- 150+ pages of downloadable songs, technique exercises and theory
- Bonus lessons
- Piano in Worship Course
- Private, members-only Facebook Group
- Unlimited Support
- Instant access to all future Busy Moms lessons and materials as they are released
- Monthly practice challenges
- Lifetime membership!
I HAVE QUESTIONS… (FAQ’S)
Do I need to know how to play piano in order to take this course?
This course does NOT teach you how to play the piano, but assumes you already have at least elementary level piano playing abilities.
If you’re interested in learning HOW to play the piano, you’ll want to check into my Busy Moms Do Piano membership program, or purchase the lifetime membership (included in purchase options above) which includes both a membership to Busy Moms Do Piano as well as the Piano in Worship course.
How long do I have access to the course?
Your purchase includes lifetime access to the course!
Do I need to purchase a book or sheet music?
It isn’t necessary to purchase any books in order to complete this course.
It is helpful and recommended to have a copy of your church’s hymnal/songbook in order to begin practicing the strategies I teach in the course.
There are guides, templates, recommended resources and a mini collection of piano solos by composer Valerie Floeter that are part of the course and are downloadable within the course.
What if I've never had lessons before?
If you’ve never had lessons before, start by completing the Newbies level of my Busy Moms Do Piano program before you jump into this course.
Do I need a fancy piano for practicing?
Fancy pianos are fun to play, but no – you don’t need to invest in a grand piano to take this course. If a digital piano is what’s in your budget, that works great! Be sure that you purchase a damper pedal to connect to your digital piano. It is also worth looking for a piano that has weighted keys, as this will be closer to the touch and feel of an acoustic instrument.
Do I have to be a mom to take the course?
Of course not! You can be a Busy Dad, a Busy Retiree, a Busy College Student or even A Busy Single-And-Ready-To-Mingle. This course was inspired by the mamas of my many piano students who tell me their goal is to be able to play the piano for worship. But it is open for ANYONE who wants to be a worship pianist!