a Worship Guitar Workshop will...
- Train your guitarist with little or no impact to your worship budget
- Build your guitarists confidence to move beyond the basic chords and strum patterns.
- Teach players to create guitar parts that emulate the modern sound of popular music
- Encourage and equip guitarists to become mentors of less experienced players.
- Help guitarists understand how their unique role complements the rest of the band
- Encourage participants toward a servant’s heart when it comes to their music and ministry
- a 1/2 day workshop runs between 2 and 4 hours. A full day runs between 5 and 8.
- ideally, there’s between 5 and 15 people participating. Bigger than this is cool, it just means less hands-on time.
- the cost is $25 to $75 per participant, depending on length of time, content, etc.
- at least one person starts playing Stairway to Heaven.
Options for Hosting a WorshipGuitarWorkshop
An exclusive workshop designed for guitarists in your church.
- Teaching is designed around the challenges and training needs for your players
- Hands-on and personal attention for each player
- Multiply your team: all or part of this workshop can be opened up to people in your church, which could encourage “closet” musicians to come out and potentially join your team.
- Costs can be covered by the budget, by the players, or by a combination of the two. These workshops can be formatted to work with most any size of budget. See Workshops on a Budget for more ideas to fund this.
The Open Workshop
A workshop open for to other churches in your community and region.
- Usually advertised throughout the community in churches, music stores, coffee houses, etc.
- There is very little, if any cost to your ministry. The participants cover the cost of the workshop through the registration fee.
- These workshops are designed to be specific in content and/or skill level, allowing guitarists to choose whether this content or skill level is right for them.
- Open workshops can be used to cover expenses for an in-house training. After a minimum number of participants have been reached, the remainder of the fee revenue can be applied to an event for your own players.
- Drop the “Worship” & Attract the Lost. These workshops can be redesigned as non-worship training events to draw nonbelievers. It’s a tangible way the musicians in your church could build bridges to the community.