March Ministry Update

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You Are Invited!

I’m doing a concert at Bridges Community Church in Los Altos Sunday, March 5th, at 7:00pm in the main auditorium. I’ll be sharing new songs and some songs that have been favorites. I want to invite you, your family and friends for an uplifting evening. I haven’t done a concert since August and I’ve written a couple of new songs, which haven’t been recorded yet. I’ll be giving an update on my family and some of the wonderful things God has been doing through Heartfelt Music. I’ll have CD’s and music available.

Check out the columns below with detail about my concert, the BASS conference and my recent trip to Hume Lake.

At Gilroy Presbyterian Church, I continue to lead worship twice a month through April, directing their choir as well. It’s a joy to work with their contemporary band. The next time I’ll be there is March 12th. The choir will be singing a Tommy Walker song, He Knows My Name.

I’ll be teaching two guitar workshops again at River of Life Christian Church in Santa Clara on March 19th. Both the beginning workshop and the advanced workshop will continue with new chords, songs, techniques, and exercises.

 

Los Altos Concert

At Bridges Community Church, I’ll be sharing new songs as well as favorites using loops and advanced guitar techniques. You will be encouraged through inspiring stories with beautiful guitar and vocal tapestry. If you would like to get the concert flier to help get the word out, click on the photo above and you can download a PDF of the flier.

 

The BASS Church Workers Training

March 2-4, Peter Neumann and I will be leading worship for the BASS Convension’s 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 treat yourself to some training.

 

VCS Conservatory of the Arts goes to Hume Lake

Last weekend, 19 students and 3 adults from the Valley Christian High School Conservatory went to Hume Lake for their Winter Weekend. It was great to build friendships and get closer to God. The weekend was both fun and fruitful! The emphasis was to love God and love others: That’s It!

 

Coming Events

March 2-4 (Thu-Sat)
Teaching training workshops and leading worship during the General Sessions of the BASS Convention, Redwood Chapel Community Church, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA

March 5 (Sun)
Giving a concert at Bridges Community Church at 7:00pm, 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos Hills, CA

March 12 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

March 19 (Sun)
Teaching group guitar lessons at River of Life Christian Church, 1177 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054. 7:00pm.

 

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February Ministry Update

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Come See Reggie in Concert

Reggie will be doing a concert at Bridges Community Church in Los Altos Sunday, March 5th, at 7:00pm in the main auditorium. He’ll be sharing new songs and some of his select songs that transcend time. Through his passionate music and stories, he refreshingly encourages others to an active faith, revitalizes joy, inspires transparency, renews hope and draws us to a loving relationship with God. Whether it’s in a concert, teaching music, leading worship or sharing from God’s Word, Reggie puts a focus on the priority of knowing God through Jesus Christ. With a balance of skillful guitar & vocal artistry, human experience and spiritual truth, he lives out the verse from Psalm 33:3, “Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy!” Please, come and invite family and friends! See below to download a flier to spread the word.

 

Los Altos Concert

You will be encouraged through inspiring stories with beautiful guitar and vocal tapestry. At Bridges, Reggie will be sharing new songs as well as favorites using loops and advanced guitar techniques. If you would like to get the concert flier to help get the word out, click on the photo above and you can download a PDF of the flier.

 

January in Review

In January, I led two training workshops for the guitarists at River of Life Christian Church in Santa Clara. I led worship at four services with River Valley Church in Grants Pass, Oregon, and dicussed Worship Infusion with their musicians. I led worship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church and will be leading worship at their the first Sunday in February directing their choir as well.

 

Music Products

For positive and encouraging music, consider Reggie’s encouraging music. Three albums are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby: Heartfelt Celebration, Here & Now, and Instrumental Guitar-Volume I. Four other albums, his music book, free songs, and a worship report are available at Gumroad.com. Physical CDs can be purchased through CD Baby.

 

Coming Events

February 5 & 19 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

 

March 3-4 (Sun)
Leading training workshops and worship during the General Sessions of the BASS Convention, Redwood Chapel Community Church, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA

 

March 5 (Sun)
Giving a concert at Bridges Community Church, 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos Hills, CA

 

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December Ministry Update

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There Is Room – Free download

Heartfelt Music and I wish you a meaningful Christmas season. When Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph had a hard time finding a place to spend the night. Even today, many find all kinds of excuses to keep Jesus out: business, distractions, stress, anger, sometimes valuing other things more than Jesus. Let’s make room for Jesus in our hearts and homes as we prepare for Christmas and even the new year.

As a gift to you this Christmas, I’d like to share a free download of my song There Is Room. May you enjoy the acoustic groove and be encouraged to make room for Jesus in your everyday life.

As you think about gifts for loved ones, three of my albums are digitally available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby: Heartfelt Celebration, Here & Now, and Instrumental Guitar-Volume I. Four other albums, my music book, free songs, and a worship report are available at Gumroad.com. Physical CDs can be purchased through CD Baby. Thank you for your interest in, and support of, my music!

 

Worship with Gilroy Pres.

I am leading worship for Gilroy Presbyterian Church for the next few months as they are looking for a permanent worship director.

 

Support Us Thru AmazonSmile

Many of you use Amazon already. Buy at smile.amazon.com and amazon will donate part of what you pay to Heartfelt Music.

 

Coming Events

December 18 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am. I will be directing the choir both Sundays.

January 1, 2017 (Sun)
Leading worship with Bridges Community Church, 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos Hills, CA 94024. There will be one service at 10:00am.

 

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November Update

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In Everything Give Thanks

Heartfelt Music and I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you get time to give thanks for the many blessings god graciously brings our way. “Rejoice always, pray continually, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:16-18).

As you think about gifts for loved ones, consider my encouraging music. Three of my albums are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby: Heartfelt Celebration, Here & Now, and Instrumental Guitar-Volume I. Four other albums, my music book, free songs, and a worship report are available at Gumroad.com. Physical CDs can be purchased through CD Baby.

 

Guitar Training Workshop

I led a training workshop for the guitarists at River of Life Church in Santa Clara. Their ministry is refreshingly relevant and influential.

 

Support Us Through AmazonSmile

If you buy anything at Amazon through smile.amazon.com, amazon will donate part of what you pay to Heartfelt Music.

 

Upcoming Events

November 27 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

December 4 & 18 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am. I will be directing the choir both Sundays.

 

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October Ministry Update

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Impacting the Bay Area

Heartfelt Music is continuing to touch lives throughout the Bay Area. We are leading others toward excellence in artistry and intimacy with God. Explained in more detail below, I have been coaching the children’s ministry at River of Life Christian Church (Santa Clara), teaching guitar at the Korean Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (Milpitas), leading worship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church (Gilroy), teaching private music lessons (San Jose, Los Altos, and Mount Hermon), and continuing to coordinate chapels and lead the worship teams at Valley Christian Schools (San Jose). Please, pray we will be able to have a significant impact on many lives, encouraging them in Christ.

Three of my albums are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby, and over 100 other outlets. Four other albums, my music book, free songs, and a worship report are available at Gumroad.com. Physical CDs can be purchased through CD Baby.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support! You make a big difference.

 

Valley Christian Worship with 2300 Students

Besides teaching Guitar and Music Technology at Valley Christian Schools, I am the Chapel Coordinator and direct the two high school worship teams and junior high worship team. Last week, the school had a spiritual emphasis week with chapels every day. It was a busy week but filled with spiritual nourishment for the 1700 high school students and the 600 junior high students. Last Wednesday was a Worship Chapel the students designed.

 

Team Training with River of Life Chinese Church

The children’s ministry of River of Life Church is vibrant and well organized. Desiring to become even more effective in helping their children in worship, they’ve asked me to come train once a month through May. I’m bringing two seniors from Valley Christian High School worship team to help in mentoring the kids. We had such a meaningful time at the first meeting October 2nd. Heartfelt Music is a tremendous resource for ministry development like this.

 

Interim Worship Dir. with Gilroy Presbyterian Ch.

Gilroy Presbyterian Church is transitioning to fill a full-time Senior Pastoral position and Worship Director position. I will be Interim Worship Director from October through February to help with this transition. They have found a Senior Pastor, Trevor Van Laar, who will be joining them in January. I’ll be leading twice a month and directing their choir once a month. I enjoy working with these precious people who are excited about using their talents in ministry.

 

Coming Events

November 6 & 20 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am. I will be directing the choir on November 6th.

November 13 (Sun)
Training & mentoring at River of Life Christian Church, with the children’s program, 1177 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Two seniors from my VCS worship team will be coming with me.

November 19 (Sat)
Doing a recital with six students involved in a 12-week guitar class, Korean Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 4435 Fortran Dr, San Jose, CA 95134.

 

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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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July Update – Relaunching Heartfelt Music

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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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