Keyboard Players

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Who plays arranger keyboard in their church, and why?

Started by Allan Midgley. Last reply by Allan Midgley Mar 11, 2013. 10 Replies

Favorite Sounds?

Started by Alex Clive Christian. Last reply by Allan Midgley May 19, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Nathan Gifford on July 21, 2017 at 2:54pm

So what is everyone using these days? I've been on a Korg Kronos X the last 3 years or so and love it! The piano sounds are incredible! The two minute boot time when I power it up sucks, but I can deal with that. :)

Comment by Damon Stuart on April 6, 2015 at 12:10pm

I've been a Roland RD 700 series guy for the past 10 years...Personally it's the best stage piano for leading worship with. Just tried out the new RD800 and it too was amazing. The weighted keys and true hammer action feel out does everything out there on the market. Plus it's the only stage piano I know that allows you to add up to 3 additional sound layers in real time.

Comment by Allan Midgley on April 6, 2015 at 3:36am

Just like to ask, where are people heading these days with their keyboards? Are you getting Korg Kronos's or still with Motifs or Rolands stage, or maybe Nord Lead and a a Roland Vr-09? What are you into?

Comment by Richard Hughes on April 29, 2014 at 8:26pm

Wanted - keyboard player (and bass player) to join music team at an Ecumenical Christian Healing Outreach event in Guildford (UK) on 24&25 May from 10:00-17:00 each day.
Music is a mix of modern praise and worship songs and quiet acoustic-style songs during prayer time.
Players must be of good standard, able to learn fast and adapt to the flow of the event which will include, praise, testimony and scripture.
Most songs well-known so an experienced worship musician should be able to join the team with little rehearsal time, although this can be arranged.
Unpaid, but this is a hugely enjoyable event for the music team, greatly appreciated by the Ministry, so likely to appeal to local Christian musicians willing to serve the Lord.
If interested in finding out more, please contact me:
Richard Hughes

Comment by Allan Midgley on May 17, 2012 at 5:47am

Dave, Prayer and a trained German Shephard chained to it. Nice keyboard though. To be honest, if you are that worried, you might need to pay for separate insurance for the keyboard, which woll work out to about $250 pa or so depending on who is the insurer and where you are.

Comment by Dave Longenecker on May 16, 2012 at 10:53pm

Need security help - our church just bought a Roland RD700NX and we need to bolt it all together and bolt to the ground - or something like that.

Any ideas on how to make this thing burgler proof?  How have you done it at your church?

Comment by Glory Exchange Worship on December 24, 2011 at 4:02am

Thank you all for your continued support, please continue to share the link and remember all proceeds to support missions and outreach. God bless!

Comment by canadiyank on May 10, 2011 at 3:40pm

There's a couple active yahoo groups that could be helpful to you to start out. This one's my fave:

Experience, educational background, and regional location (i.e., what the cost-of-living is relatively) will determine your market value more than we could figure out here. I'd ask around for what other teachers are charging, what the university pedagogy schools are charging, etc. For me, once I graduated from university I charged a bit more than what I earned as a student teacher teaching in the pedagogy schools. I now have 10 yrs. of experience after my degree (and 8 before), so 18 yrs. of teaching experience plus a degree make me one of the higher-costing teachers around. However, I live in a relatively low COL area, so I'm priced appropriately for that. :) 


Teaching lessons can be really enjoyable, and a family-friendly way to earn some extra income. Although I have a degree in piano pedagogy I've learned more from networking with other teachers online and in real life that I ever did in my pedagogy classes at college, so I'd highly, highly recommend connecting with some teachers in your area, either through one of the professional groups or individually, and to join the above yahoo group. 


Best of luck! 

Comment by Kayla Erickson on May 10, 2011 at 5:54am
Need some imput. I am thinking about offering piano lessons. any tips on how much I should charge or what music books I should use. Let me know. Thanks:)
Comment by Howard Francis on October 4, 2010 at 8:10pm
We are running the clinics on Saturday 23rd October at a studio in East London and would love to se you there! Howard Francis is a professional keyboard player and has toured with Mica Paris, Westlife, Will Young, Blue.... and he is also a songwriter and has written many songs for London Community Gospel Choir, Bishop John Franics & Ruach Choir and his songwriting partner, P&W leader Mark Beswick. For the first time Howard has created this keyboard clinic just for keyboard players who play in worship bands to help build confidence, give tips and ideas and help you personally! Please go to Howard's website for tickets and more info - there is limited space so sign up qucikly! Details are:

Saturday 23rd October
Starts: 5pm
Duration: 1.5hrs
Venue: Brookdale House Studios, 75 Brookdale Road, London, E17 6QH

Howard Francis has designed this workshop clinic to focus entirely on playing keyboards in your worship band. A great opportunity to learn more about:

- Looking at modern praise & worship songs and finding a fresh way of playing them
- Reharmonising songs without interfering with melody
- Setting an atmosphere discreetly under a speaker
- Knowing the moments to use the keyboard to add weight to the final word from speaker especially for response times, prayer etc.
- The use of strings and what moments in a song to use them.
- Q&A opportunities to get Howard's advice and tips

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