August Heartfelt Music Update

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Heartfelt Celebration Concert

Heartfelt Music is re-launching in August to double its impact and re-focus its mission: Leading others toward excellence in artistry and intimacy with God. Come to my solo concert to kick off the fall on Sunday, August 21, 7:00pm, at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. I will celebrate Heartfelt Music with quality music, stories, singing together, and looking to a greater impact in the future. I will be playing some new songs with guitar and vocal tapestry. For guitar enthusiasts, I’ll be using looping and multiple capos and guitars. In anticipation of this event, we’ve re-published the album Heartfelt Celebration on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby, and many other outlets. Physical CDs and all of my music products will be available at the concert. I would love to see you there!

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August 21 (Sun)
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The service begins at 10:00am.
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August 21 (Sun)
Giving a Heartfelt Music celebration concert at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The concert begins at 7:00pm.

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Double the Impact

Heartfelt Music is re-launching in August to double its impact and re-focus its mission: Leading others toward excellence in artistry and intimacy with God. I’ll be giving a solo concert to share the vision on Sunday, August 21, 7:00pm, at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. We are inviting old friends, new friends, fellow musicians and music students, fellow educators and worship leaders…okay pretty much everybody! It will be a fun time to celebrate Heartfelt Music with quality music, stories, singing together, and looking to a greater impact in the future. In anticipation of this event, we’ve re-published the album Heartfelt Celebration on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby, and over 100 other outlets. Physical CDs and all of my music products will be available at the concert. I would love to see you there!

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Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. Pray we will be able to touch more peoples lives and encourage them in Christ.

 

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Heartfelt Celebration on iTunes, Spotify…

Because Heartfelt Music is re-launching in August, we have re-published the album Heartfelt Celebration on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby, and over 100 other outlets for digital distribution. You can also get physical CDs at CD Baby, our website, or at the concert August 21 in San Jose. We will also have the two music books Heartfelt Praise and A Compilation of Compositions available at the concert.

 

Avid Instructor Certification for Sibelius

In June, I became an Avid Certified Instructor in Pro Tools. This month, I’ll be heading to Los Angeles for final training to become an Avid Certified Instructor for Sibelius as well. This means I can offer classes for those who would like to get serious about learning music recording and writing. You would be able to become an Avid Certified User, a great advantage in the music business and in personal development.

 

Reggie Coates Celebration Concert

Come to my solo concert to kick off the fall on Sunday, August 21, 7:00pm, at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. I will celebrate Heartfelt Music with quality music, stories, singing together, and looking to a greater impact in the future. I will be playing some new songs with guitar and vocal tapestry. For guitar enthusiasts, I’ll be use looping and multiple capos and guitars.

 

Coming Events

July 23 (Sat)

The Avid Certified Instructor’s Conference at USC, Los Angeles. Training to become an Avid Certified Sibelius Instructor.

July 31 (Sun)
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The services begin at 10:00am. We have guest drummer Garrett Morris joining us.

August 21 (Sun)
Giving a Heartfelt Music celebration concert at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The concert begins at 7:00pm.

June Happenings and Update

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Ramping Up

Summer is usually a time of “winding down,” but for me it’s more like “winding up.” After teaching for many years, some may think it’s time for things to be “wrapping up,” yet this Spring and Summer has been and will be more of a “ramping up” for me. I’m so thankful for the real-world education that Full Sail University gave me through the Master of Science degree program. The business plan for Heartfelt Music, developed over the last year, has equipped me to lead, manage, create, support, and motivate through Heartfelt Music like never before. In June, I’ll be trained to be an Avid Certified Instructor in Pro Tools (the leading recording software) and in July, I’ll finish training to be an Avid Certified Instructor in Sibelius (the leading music writing software). This will help Heartfelt Music expand its offerings in recording and writing out music. This will also help Valley Christian High School with their Music Technology class and a developing program to equip young performing artists. Thank you for your prayers! Your enthusiastic encouragement means so much to me.
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Enjoy a Few Summer Guitar Lessons

I’ll be teaching guitar lessons throughout the summer in three locations, so you can catch a few if you’d like. In Los Altos, they are on Mondays: June 20 & 27, July 11 & 18, August 1 & 8. In San Jose, they are on Tuesdays: June 21 & 28, July 12 & 19, August 2 & 9. In Mount Hermon, they are on Saturdays: June 11 & 18. Email me if you would like to improve, info@heartfeltmusic.org.

 

Pro Tools & Sibelius Instructor Certification

Next week, I’ll go through a five-day training course to become both an Avid Certified Pro Tools User and an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor. I’m looking forward to using this DAW with Heartfelt Music and with Valley Christian Schools. Students who take the Music Technology course at VCS next year will have UC Fine Arts credit and be certified as Pro Tools users.

 

Spring Guitar Recitals in Los Altos

We held our 2016 Spring Guitar Recitals at Bridges Community Church last week. You can watch a two minute YouTube video to see who participated. They all were fantastic! There’s quite a variety of skill levels and age levels in my Los Altos crew. Michael came all the way over from Mount Hermon just to be able to be in it. It’s a joy teaching all of them and watching them improve.

 

Coming Events

June 5 & 19 (Sun)
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The services begin at 10:00am.

June 20-26 (Sun)
Leading worship at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville’s week long Vacation Bible School and Sunday worship services, 222 W El Pintado, Danville, CA 94526.

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May Happenings & Update

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God Has Truly Blessed

There are some pretty significant full time involvements that are coming to completion this spring for me. Through it all, I have to say, “God has truly blessed!” I just graduated with a Master’s degree from Full Sail University, which I highlight below. It was a shock to not have major projects due every week. Yet, I have learned so much and feel like I can see the bigger picture of what Heartfelt Music is about. You can read about the entire journey on my Tumblr blog. The Valley Christian High School year is coming to a close next week, also highlighted below. It has been a joy to work with junior high and high school students who want to learn. I’ve been teaching the worship teams and guitar classes. Next year, we’re starting a Guitar 3 class and a Music Technology class. It’s so fun to see the emphasis on guitar continuing to grow here at Valley. Some students even started a guitar club this year. The students who are a part of the Music Technology class will become certified users of Pro Tools and Sibelius. Thank you for your prayers over the last few months. Your interest, concern, and support in prayer means so much to me.

 

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Graduated with a Masters Degree

On May 6th, I graduated from Full Sail University with a Master of Science in Entertainment Business. What an amazing and outstanding experience. My final project was a new Business Plan for Heartfelt Music which will double the impact of what God is doing though us. I’m very excited about what’s to come. Stay tuned for a re-launch of Heartfelt Music in the fall.

 

VCS Chapel Worship

A few weeks ago, the Valley Christian School worship team led their last chapel with the whole student body of 1600 students. We’ve had an outstanding year and have seen a significant growth toward worshiping God. It’s really hard to imagine school wraps up next week with finals. The Blue Team will lead worship at San Jose Christian Reformed Church this Sunday.

 

New Album in New VCS Studio

Valley Christian School has built a new recording studio on campus to enhance the Conservatory of the Arts program. Under the engineering of Robert Rubino, I am working on a new album in this new studio. My most recent recording Here & Now includes simple voice and guitar arrangements. This new one will be a full band sound. I’ll let you know more as it progresses.

 

Upcoming Events

May 29, June 5 & 19 (Sun)
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The services begin at 10:00am. May 29 is a special Sunday with the Valley Christian School chapel worship team leading music.

June 20-26 (Sun)
Leading worship at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville’s week long Vacation Bible School and Sunday worship services, 222 W El Pintado, Danville, CA 94526.

March Happenings & Update

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Empowering People

This weekend, March 3-5, I’m leading worship with Peter Neumann for the BASS Convention at Redwood Chapel in Castro Valley. I’ll be equipping others through teaching workshops throughout the weekend. There is a theme in all that I am doing right now through Heartfelt Music: Empowering others to be more effective. Whether it is in playing guitar, singing, songwriting, recording, leading music, or simply worshiping the living God, infusing others with confidence and skill enables them to reach their God-given potential. I’m teaching at Valley Christian School, working on a Masters Degree through Full Sail University, giving private guitar lessons, helping with the Mount Hermon Community, and leading worship every Sunday at various churches. Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement. Pray that God would empower me to empower others in making significant changes our world, which desperately needs God’s touch.
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The BASS Church Workers Training

March 3-5, Peter Neumann and I will be leading worship for the BASS Convension’s Friday and Saturday general sessions and teach training workshops throughout the weekend. I’ll be teaching Songwriting, Worship Leading, and Dynamic Guitar in Worship. There are over 300 workshops for every church worker. Come up and say hi after one of the general sessions.
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Easter Sunrise Service at Mount Hermon

On Easter morning, there will be a Sunrise Service with Mount Hermon Christian Conference Director Mike Romberger speaking and I’ll be leading in worship. It begins at 6:30am with singing and praise. It has been offered to the public annually for over 60 years. Anyone who wishes to join in the community celebration of Christ’s resurrection is welcome to attend.
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VCS Conservatory of the Arts goes to Hume Lake

Last weekend, 26 students and 4 adults from the Valley Christian High School Conservatory went to Hume Lake for their Winter Weekend. Many rededicated their lives to Christ. The weekend was both fun and fruitful!
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Coming Events

March 3-5 (Thu-Sat)
Leading worship & workshops at the BASS Church Workers Convention, Redwood Chapel, 19300 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546.
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March 6, 13, & 27 (Sun)
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. The service begins at 10:00am.
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March 27 (Sun)
Leading worship at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center’s Sunrise Service, 37 Conference Dr, Mt Hermon, CA 95041. The service begins at 6:30am.
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January Happenings & Update

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Twenty-Sixteen Blessings

The Coates family had a very relaxing break for the holidays. Now I’m back in the fast lane with 15 private students, teaching at Vally Christian School, working on a Masters Degree through Full Sail University, helping with the Mount Hermon Community, and leading worship every Sunday at various churches. I’m excited! It feels like God has tailored everything just so I can do the very things I love. During the first weekend of March, I’ll be at the Bay Area Church Workers Conference (BASS) teaching workshops and leading worship with Peter Neumann Friday and Saturday. Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement. Pray with me anticipating significant new developments for Heartfelt Music Ministry in 2016. May God richly bless you throughout this new year!

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This Weekend at Crossroads Bible Church

This Sunday, January 24, I’ll be leading worship with Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose. Services are at 9:00am (Traditional) and 10:45am (Modern). I’m looking forward to working with some of Jane Liddle’s awesome musicians.

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The BASS Church Workers Training

March 3-5, Peter Neumann and I will be leading worship for the Friday and Saturday general sessions and teach training workshops throughout the weekend. Jane Liddle will be leading worship Thursday night. There are over 300 workshops for every church worker.

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Spiritual Emphasis Week with VCS

This week is spiritual Emphasis Week at Valley Christian School. Please pray for transformed lives for the whole student body. There has been a steady maturing throughout the year. We hope this week makes a significant difference in the lives of each student.

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Happy Holidays!

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Happy holidays from Heartfelt Music & Ministry!  ~ Reggie

December Ministry Journal

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Merry Christmas!

The Heartfelt Music Ministry board and I wish you the best of holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a meaningful New Year celebration! This past year has been filled with inspirational ministry opportunities and I’m looking forward to 2016 with even more ministry endeavors designed by God specifically for Heartfelt Music Ministry.

If you are thinking of gifts, I have a number of albums available for download at Gumroad.com and iTunes.com; plus physical CDs at cdbaby.com and our website at HeartfeltMusic.org (Gift certificates available). Look me up on Spotify.

 

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Support Heartfelt through any purchase on AmazonSmile

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Financial Support

We would be honored and so grateful for you to choose us as your ministry/missions organization in giving an end-of-the-year gift or monthly financial support. Since we are a nonprofit 501(c)3 ministry, your tax-deductible gifts propel this ministry and open doors for us to give, local, national, and international support of other missions organizations. Thank you for your support!

 

Special Christmas Eve Service

Accenting the birth of Jesus, there will be a special Christmas Eve service on December 24th, 6:00pm, at San Jose Christian Reformed Church. I will be leading the music. We will be taking a look at the whole story of our history with a special look at Jesus’ birth. Culminate your Christmas advent with worship, singing carols, candle lighting and celebrating our Lord. He deserves all the glory, honor and praise!  You are welcome to join us.

 

Coming Events

December 13, 20, 27 (Sun), 10:00am
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124.

December 24 (Thu), 6:00pm

Leading worship for a special Christmas Eve service with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124.

November Happenings and Update

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Evoking Excellence

During the last few months, I’ve been coming alongside various groups to inspire skillful and excellent music as well as to draw closer to Jesus. In September, I’ve continued to encourage the wonderful folks at San Jose Christian Reformed Church (SJCRC) as their Interim Worship Director. In October, I played instrumental music for the SonRise Equestrian Foundation fundraiser in Alamo during their silent auction; I led worship at the Tonto Rim Christian Camp’s Men’s Retreat in Arizona with a whole weekend of manly fun and fellowship; Earlier this month, I led worship for Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, amazed at how welcoming and enjoyable the people are; two separate Sunday’s, the two Valley Christian High School worship teams led worship at SJCRC which was good for them to get the experience outside of chapels; and I did an all day training with Tri-Valley Chinese Bible Church in Pleasanton. Next weekend, I’ll be leading a worship night Friday at Redwood Christian Park for a Men’s Retreat with the Home Church from Campbell; and on Sunday, I’ll continue directing the worship team and leading worship with SJCRC. With Thanksgiving approaching, I want you to know I am very grateful for you, your prayers, and continued support!
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Many of you order products on Amazon. Amazon Smile is the same as Amazon only a percentage of what you buy goes toward Heartfelt Music Ministry. Most products that you are buying through Amazon anyway can be purchased at the same discounted price through Amazon Smile, but you are also supporting us. CLICK HERE and try it out!

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Special Thanksgiving Service

There will be a special Thanksgiving service on Thanksgiving Day at San Jose Christian Reformed Church 10:00am. I will be leading the music. We will be celebrating the many reasons to have an attitude of gratitude! Start your holiday off right…by worshiping and giving thanks to the Lord. He does, after all, deserve all the glory, honor and praise!  You are welcome to join us.

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The Gift of Music

We’re quickly approaching a season of giving where we appreciate those who are significant to us. A very meaningful and affordable gift is music to encourage and inspire. I have a number of albums available for download at Gumroad.com and iTunes.com; plus physical CDs at cdbaby.com and our website at HeartfeltMusic.org (Gift certificates available).

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August Happenings & Update

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Still Learning

I hope I never say, “I’ve learned enough, now I can stop.” In order to be a great teacher, I must be a passionate learner. Putting myself in the students shoes and putting a high value on my own continued education is important. I’m continuing in the Masters program at Full Sail University and learning tons. The three classes I have completed so far have been compelling, challenging, and inspirational (Mastery: Personal & Professional Development; Executive Leadership; and Project & Team Management). In July, I completed the Sibelius training in order to write out music digitally. I also attended the National Worship Leader Conference to sharpen my skills at worship leading. I haven’t arrived! I certainly believe the saying, “The more you come to know, the more you discover you don’t know!” Yet, this is a truly enjoyable journey as I become more and more equipped to help others on their journey.

 

Fall Guitar Lessons Begin

I will be continuing private guitar lessons this fall and would love to help you get further along on your journey. On Mondays, I will be teaching private lessons from 4:00pm to 8:30pm at Bridges Community Church in Los Altos starting August 24th. I will be teaching at Valley Christian High School on Thursday afternoons 3:00pm-6:00pm starting September 3rd. On Fridays, I will be teaching every other week from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at my home in Mount Hermon starting September 11th. Let me know if you want to start.

 

New Guitar Instrumental Album

I’m aiming to record a new instrumental album and hoping you will help in some way. I’ve started a crowd funding page at Indiegogo.com which has perks and further explanation of this project. I have one song on YouTube.com you can watch called Abundant Sunshine. When it comes out is when the funds come in. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement! It will cost about $700 for the whole project. Those who donate $10 or more will receive a digital download of my album Instrumental Guitar – Volume 1. Those who donate $20 or more will receive a digital download and a signed CD of my new album Instrumental Guitar – Volume 2. Those who donate $30 or more will have their names printed on the inside of the CD cover. In addition, all perks stack, so any one of the higher donations will receive all the perks before it.  These are just a small way to say thank you for your involvement.

 

Valley Christian School Begins

The Valley Christian School year is starting back up next week. I’m excited to work with the worship teams, chapels, and guitar classes. This year I will have three guitar classes. There are three worship teams, one junior high and two high school. The worship teams will be doing events outside of the school as well. My Mission Statement for life is to lead others toward intimacy with God and Valley Christian School is the perfect platform to do that (I consider it an extension of Heartfelt Music Ministry). It is very fulfilling for me to see students succeed.

 

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