Music training is designed to develop the heart of worship in the heart of you; the worship leader. During your time at music training you will learn to play, pray, eat and sleep like a worship leader. Welcome to Music Training missionary!
To really serve by leading others in “Addressing . . . one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart.” Ephesians 5:19
Audition Video: Tips and Instructions
Here’s what you need to include in your video
- Briefly introduce yourself.
- Play one Christian song of your choosing.
- Choose one of the following three songs.
Learn it, and play it. PDF chord charts are provided below (please do not distribute copies of these!), and you can listen to the songs through the Spotify playlist below or using the YouTube links.
Relax! This video is nothing to stress about.
We know the standard we are looking for, and your video will demonstrate either that you are or are not at the necessary level. And you know what? Both of those outcomes are okay. Music Training is not the apogee of worship leader training, and it is not the only opportunity you will ever have to do something like this. Coming to music training will not make your NET year; not coming will not ruin your NET year.
Only include yourself in the video. Do not sing or play with other people. We want to hear you!
Before you submit, get some honest feedback from someone who knows music. If necessary, re-record the video.
Be willing to receive constructive criticism. All of us can improve as musicians. When we receive constructive criticism, we are receiving an opportunity to grow and to better ourselves. This is a good thing!
Music Training Team
Greg MontanaGreg is from sunny Southern California and plays guitar and clarinet. He was part of the USC Trojan Marching Band and performed alongside such artists as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, John Dolmayan of System of a Down, and Ozomatli. The roots of his eclectic musical taste lie in alternative rock and ska, liturgical choral and swing music, and Americana.
Dan completed a diploma in Performance Guitar at a British Rock school called the ACM that boasts alumni such as Ed Sheeran and the bassist of Mumford and Sons. Dan has released an album, written songs for others to perform and has been many different bands ranging from acoustic jazz to British Hip-Hop. His current musical interests include solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar playing, classical music, and a mild obsession with Josh Garrels.
Sample Music Training Schedule
Do I need my own guitar?
Since your guitar is the primary instrument for leading worship, yes, you will need your own guitar.
Will my guitar get destroyed on the road?
Most guitars survive the year, but will endure some degree of ‘wear-and-tear.’ A hard-shell case for your instrument is highly recommended!
Will NET insure my guitar?
No. If your guitar is valued at more than $1,000, we suggest bringing a less valuable guitar.
Can I bring my other instruments?
Please call or email Greg Montana for more information.