I think we can all agree that through careful, prayerful, thorough planning that we can transform an otherwise ordinary worship service into a moving experience that brings the congregation closer to God.
Properly done it will have people talking about it for days, studying the Word to learn more, and excited about coming back next week.
I think we can also agree that while designing a service like that is hard enough, executing it is something else entirely.
It requires every team member – sound, video, lighting, and musicians – to work skillfully and seamlessly together.
The confidence to design great services week after week comes from years invested individually by each team member refining their respective crafts, along with learning how to work together as a team with a common goal.
A veteran sound tech can build such a close relationship with the worship pastor that they know what each other is thinking before they say it.
And I have to admit, as a sound tech it feels good to be trusted by my worship pastor. Not everyone has that.
But expecting the same level of excellence from someone new to the tech ministry is asking too much. Frankly it’s not fair to them.
So how can you make it fair?
The reality is that sound techs don’t typically land on your doorstop pre-trained.
Your sound techs need to be educated – immersed – in audio basics focused on the specific topics that will make them a better church sound tech.
Hi, my name is Curt Taipale. I'm the founder of ChurchSoundcheck.com, contributing author to Yamaha’s "Guide to Sound Systems for Worship", author of "The Heart of Technical Excellence", recording engineer for multiple Integrity! Hosanna projects, and creator of the church sound training series called the Church Sound Boot Camp.
The Church Sound Boot Camp is a virtual course waiting for you online that is filled to overflowing with the techniques, concepts, and knowledge that each sound tech MUST understand in order to master the sound system in their church.
We specialize in educating aspiring sound techs not only HOW to improve the sound, but also WHY they are taking each step.
The Church Sound Boot Camp is a proven, time-tested online course that can quickly transform your sound team recruits from timid button pushers to confident, take-charge sound operators.
We explain things in a simple and encouraging way that removes the intimidation that some folks have about the gear and bolsters them with confidence.
I absolutely love watching “the light come on” as our students start to understand how all the equipment works together, and how to use it effectively to get the best sound quality from the gear they already have.
No experience is required.
Beginner, Intermediate, or Seasoned Pro, there’s something for everybody in the Church Sound Boot Camp.
Both share the same core content. So which one should you choose?
With the Self-Study version, you could start the class literally tonight. It's a great course, and roughly one-half of our students go for the Self-Study version.
But – and I hope you will think carefully about this – if you’re the type that benefits from having someone coach you through a course, then we encourage you to seriously consider joining us for our Instructor-Led version of the course.
With the Instructor-Led version, I’ll personally be guiding you through the class over a six week period. Think of it as the "concierge" service.
Each weekday during that six-week period, I'll send you an email with a set of instructions showing you exactly what to do. Read the email, watch the training modules online, and experiment with what you learned that week.
Of course students can reach out to me anytime during the class to get their questions answered personally. And once a week, I'll do a LIVE Q&A online so I can answer questions and help you when you need it.
I love teaching the class in the six-week format because it gives my students time to assimilate their newfound knowledge, time to get their questions answered fully, and time to experiment with the new techniques they have learned along the way.
So if you are ready to take a deep dive into audio basics, if you’re ready to start making a difference in the sound quality of your services, indeed uplifting the entire worship experience of your congregation, then get registered for the class today.
Self-Study or 6-Week Instructor-Led version. The choice is yours. And it is a choice that you will be forever thankful that you made.
This is your path forward. If you’re going to improve the worship experience for your congregation, it starts with you taking that first step, with knowing what questions to ask.
Join me for this journey we call the Church Sound Boot Camp.
Our 6-Week Instructor-Led class starts Monday, Nov. 29th.
Six weeks may seem like a long time commitment, but truly your team will be through it in a blink of an eye.
Before you know it, this proven process will elevate the worship experience for your entire congregation.
Take this opportunity to commit yourself to learning audio basics.
I'll be there with you, encouraging you every step of the way, and you'll be amazed at what you can do.
Class starts Monday, November 29th. There's still (a little) time left to enroll.
Clicking that little red Instructor-Led button will take you to the registration page.
Self-Study or Instructor-Led ... We hope to see you in the course!
WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY...
"I wanted to say thank you for the magnificent training you gave. The seminar was top-notch. The clarity with which you taught was especially beneficial to me. Tech smarts do not necessarily imply teaching smarts." – Margaret
"Great class, very informative. Already putting the info to use." – Ed
"If you are involved in your church as part of the sound team, this is an invaluable class even if you think you know everything you need to about sound."
"Great refresher for me and a lot of tips to try in my church. God Bless you all!" – Wilfredo
"If you have a heart for technical excellence, then you need to invest in training that will help to achieve it. As iron sharpens iron, your time with Curt and the other attendees will sharpen your knowledge and abilities far beyond what they currently are and allow you to help others as well."
"Thanks Curt. Your production exceeded my expectations. Nothing like demonstration of examples to bring a concept home! The pace was quick. But allot of topical breadth! Thank you again - good instructor." – Richmond, VA
"Learning so much about how sound works gave me the confidence to learn much more about how to use the soundboard at our church. Among other things, we have virtually eliminated all sound feedback issues. Our pastors and members appreciate how much better and more reliable the sound is every Sunday morning." – Greensboro, GA
"Worth going for sure. It was a great way for our tech team to refocus some goals. Another reason to go is to socialize with other sound techs and hear what they are doing and what will work and what doesn't."