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Effective Rehearsal Culture

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Providing your team with a schedule and the resources they need helps foster an environment of honor and excellence. Staying on top of things administratively maximizes the use of your time during team practices. Listen in as Kim guides us through three essentials to having an effective rehearsal culture.

What's In This Session?
  • #1. Administration (0.04)

  • #2. Resources (0.39)

  • #3. Time Management (1.44)

The Full Transcript
"Three ways to help you build an effective rehearsal culture. The number one is administration. You need to know who your team is and what they are playing. So if you can come up with your team's being scheduled a month ahead of time, good for you. But I think the day before being scheduled is not conducive for building an effective rehearsal culture. So if you know you're being scheduled ahead of time with the list of songs that you know you’re singing or playing, this is going to create a great sense of rehearsal culture within your teams, because they know what's coming. People like to know what is coming. Not everybody loves surprises. So the first one is administration. The second one is resources. So providing resources for your teams. Worship Solutions here is an excellent resource for your teams, coming up with vocals, coming up with like guitar: what is the guitar patterns here, the strumming patterns, the rhythm, what’s going on with the keys, or a different drum stuff. Having resources is going to really effectively help your team come prepared, so that when you come to a rehearsal space, you’re actually rehearsing and not learning and practicing lines. You're putting on the actual individual to practice and learn in their own time. So another way, if they aren't at that skill level to actually hear a resource and play, then have them take private music lessons. I’m sure there's someone in your area, there’s offering, even discount music lessons there, or you can even sign up here on Worship Solution. Somewhere where you can actually learn your instrument, and have some great resources there to help them really engage with the resources. So prepared in the administration, giving resources, and the third thing is time management. When it comes to the actual rehearsal, coming on time and running with an agenda, sticking to the plan, and everybody say ending on time. You say it, ending on time. So having a clear beginning and end to a rehearsal space with clear objectives. So sometimes we've all been in this space, where we've come into a rehearsal and the worship leader says, “So what should we do here, the full intro or just start on the verse?” Knowing exactly how you want to move through that rehearsal is going to be really helpful, and help foster a sense of valued community, that when you come on time, your time is going to be valued, and then people leave happy. So I would make sure that you really prepare, and rehearse through that stuff before you get to the rehearsal, and keep really clear parameters in place there. So hopefully that's been helpful, those three tips on how to build an effective rehearsal culture."