Heartfelt Music Academy Courses & Camps

Welcome to the heartfelt Music Academy Courses & Camps page.   You can view each one currently offered and apply/register from this page.

Camps & Intensives

The camps or Intensives are taught by Reggie Coates, usually three hours long, and limited to 10 participants for each camp.  It is more of an intimate setting with personal interaction and attention.  Because they are limited, make sure you get in the Application Form in right away.  The curriculum is more intensive  in order to get a lot in a little time, but the Intensives are intentionally divided up to benefit certain age groups and skill levels.  They are held in beautiful Mount Hermon for the Adult camps (sponsored by Heartfelt Music Ministry) and Valley Christian High School for the Youth camps (sponsored by Valley Christian Schools).  They include three hours of instruction with hands on participation, a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, and relevant handouts.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form for any of the training Intensive classes.

 

Summer Intensives 2012

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    • Worship Leading Intensive (Adult), June 30 (Sat), 9:00am-12:00pm
      This worship leading camp is a great way to develop the skill of leading others in singing and worship.  As Jim Burns has said (National conference speaker & author, President of HomeWord Ministries):  “Reggie Coates is one of the finest worship leaders in the United States.  He has the incredible ability to lead people toward a loving relationship with God through a humble and beautiful style of leadership.”   Reggie will be teaching and coaching you to be your utmost for Him.  The morning includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called The Worship Leader’s Handbook  by Tom Kraeuter.  Each person will lead and receive critique.  Because this camp is limited to 10 people, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:

      • The Heart, Art, and Hard aspects of worship
      • Is it better to be skillful or authentic?
      • The importance of communication
      • What to think about before you get up front
      • What to think about while you’re up front
      • What to think about after you’re up front
      • Selecting songs for a worship service
      • Dealing with styles of music
      • Should I prepare ahead or be spontaneous?
      • What about leading in a small group?
      • Creating Teams and thriving in them
      • How do I deal with “unstable” musicians?
      • Can I lead worship in just 15-20 minutes?
      • What if I don’t have any musical training?
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Worship Leading Camp (Adult), 6-30-12, $85.00
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    • Beginning Guitar Intensive (Adult), July 7 (Sat), 9:00am-12:00pm
      This Guitar Intensive is a great way to start the journey of guitar playing.  Even if you know a few chords, but don’t have the strength to play a barre chord, you will be challenged and have fun reinforcing the basics of playing guitar.  It includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called The Complete Guitar Manual with DVD (a $25.00 value) which just came out last year.  I hope you can make it, investing in your music education.  Because the Intensive is limited to 10 students, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:
      • Beginning Music Theory
      • Tuning the Guitar
      • Playing Posture
      • The Picking Hand
      • The Fretting Hand
      • Strumming
      • Finger Picking
      • Three String Chords
      • Basic Chords
      • Power Chords
      • Palm Muting
      • Guitar Maintenance
      • Three Songs

Beginning Guitar Camp (Adult), 7-7-12, $85.00
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    • Beginning Guitar Intensive (Youth, Grades 5-12), July 13 (Fri), 9:00am-12:00pm
      This Guitar Intensive is a great way to start the journey of guitar playing.  Even if you know a few chords, but don’t have the strength to play a barre chord, you will be challenged and have fun reinforcing the basics of playing guitar.  It includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called The Complete Guitar Manual with DVD (a $25.00 value) which just came out last year.  I hope you can make it, investing in your music education.  Because this Intensive is limited to 10 students, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:

      • Beginning Music Theory
      • Tuning the Guitar
      • Playing Posture
      • The Picking Hand
      • The Fretting Hand
      • Strumming
      • Finger Picking
      • Three String Chords
      • Basic Chords
      • Power Chords
      • Palm Muting
      • Guitar Maintenance
      • Three Songs
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                       Call Mary Creel with Valley Christian High School to pay for this camp at 408-362-7602 or email her at mcreel@vcs.net

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    • Intermediate Guitar Intensive (Adult), July 14 (Sat), 9:00am-1:00pm
      This Guitar Intensive is a great way to start the journey of guitar playing.  You should have the strength to play a barre chord and play chords, strums, finger picking, and a scale.  This course includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called The Complete Guitar Manual with DVD (a $25.00 value) which just came out last year.  I hope you can make it, investing in your music education.  Because this Intensive is limited to 10 students, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:

      • Intermediate Music Theory
      • Picking Development
      • Hammer Ons/Pull Offs
      • Riffs and Fills
      • Chords & Scales
      • Barre Chords
      • The CAGED System
      • Chord Progressions
      • Chord Variety
      • Arpeggiating Chords
      • Using Capos
      • Blues Basics
      • Pentatonic Scales
      • String Bending
      • Playing with Expression
      • Becoming an Artist
      • Three Songs
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Intermediate Guitar Camp (Adults), 7-14-12, $85.00.
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    • Intermediate Guitar Intensive (Youth, Grades 5-12), July 20 (Fri), 9:00am-12:00pm
      This Guitar Intensive is a great way to start the journey of guitar playing.  You should have the strength to play a barre chord and play chords, strums, finger picking, and a scale.  This course includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called The Complete Guitar Manual with DVD (a $25.00 value) which just came out last year.  I hope you can make it, investing in your music education.  Because this Intensive is limited to 10 students, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:
      • Intermediate Music Theory
      • Picking Development
      • Hammer Ons/Pull Offs
      • Riffs and Fills
      • Chords & Scales
      • Barre Chords
      • The CAGED System
      • Chord Progressions
      • Chord Variety
      • Arpeggiating Chords
      • Using Capos
      • Blues Basics
      • Pentatonic Scales
      • String Bending
      • Playing with Expression
      • Becoming an Artist
      • Three Songs
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                        Call Mary Creel with Valley Christian High School to pay for this camp at 408-362-7602 or email her at mcreel@vcs.net

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    • Advanced Guitar Intensive (Youth, Grades 5-12), July 27 (Fri), 9:00am-12:00pm
      This Guitar Intensive is a great way to get ahead and challenge yourself in your journey of guitar playing.  This course is intensive and moves quickly.  It includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called The Complete Guitar Manual with DVD (a $25.00 value) which just came out last year.  I hope you can make it, investing in your music education.  Because this Intensive is limited to 10 students, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:

      • Advanced Music Theory
      • Playing with Expression
      • Navigating the Fretboard
      • Extended and Complex Chords
      • Alternate Tunings
      • Acoustic Fingerstyle
      • Blues-Rock Soloing and Improvisation
      • Advanced Bends
      • 3-Note Per String Scales
      • Two-Hand Tapping
      • Sweep Picking
      • Rhythmic Interest
      • Musical Genres:  Blues, Rock, Metal, Country, R&B, Funk, Raggae, Pop, and Jazz
      • Being a Concert Artist
      • Three Songs
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        Call Mary Creel with Valley Christian High School to pay for this camp at 408-362-7602 or email her at mcreel@vcs.net
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    • Advanced Guitar Intensive (Adults), July 14 (Sat), 1:00pm-4:00pm
      This Guitar Intensive is a great way to get ahead and challenge yourself in your journey of guitar playing.  This course is intensive and moves quickly.  It includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called The Complete Guitar Manual with DVD (a $25.00 value) which just came out last year.  I hope you can make it, investing in your music education.  Because this Intensive is limited to 10 students, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:

      • Advanced Music Theory
      • Playing with Expression
      • Navigating the Fretboard
      • Extended and Complex Chords
      • Alternate Tunings
      • Acoustic Fingerstyle
      • Blues-Rock Soloing and Improvisation
      • Advanced Bends
      • 3-Note Per String Scales
      • Two-Hand Tapping
      • Sweep Picking
      • Rhythmic Interest
      • Musical Genres:  Blues, Rock, Metal, Country, R&B, Funk, Raggae, Pop, and Jazz
      • Being a Concert Artist
      • Three Songs
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Advanced Guitar Camp (Adult), 8-4-12, $85.00
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    • Songwriting Guitar Intensive (Adult), August 11 (Sat), 9:00am-12:00pm
      This Songwriting Intensive is a great way to develop the craft of writing God songs.  Reggie is an award winning songwriter with songs used by churches nationwide (listed with CCLI and BMI) including Ain’t Nobody.   He also has been one of the workshop leaders and song competition judges for the Mount Hermon Christian Songwriters Conference for the past three years.  The morning includes a challenging training/resource book, a notebook, relevant handouts, and three hours of interactive instruction.  The book is called God Songs by Paul Baloche and Jimmy & Carol Owens.  Each person can share a song and receive critique.  Because this Intensive is limited to 10 people, you’ll need to fill out an application and email it right away.  It is first-come-first-served.  The cost is $85.  CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.  Some of the things we will be learning will be:

      • The Eight Elements of Songwriting
      • How Worship Songs Are Born
      • What Makes a Great Worship Song
      • Words That Sing
      • Melody That Soars
      • Harmony That Enhances
      • Rhythm That M0ves
      • How to Stimulate Creativity
      • Getting Your Songs Heard
      • Selecting the Best Title for Your Song
      • Enhancing Imagination
      • The Form of a Song
      • What Makes a Bad Song
      • Four Aspects of Sound
      • Making a Demo
      • Copyright & Performance Rights
      • Performance Practices
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Songwriting Camp (Adult), 8-11-12, $85.00
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Courses

These courses are taught by Reggie Coates at various locations throughout the Bay Area such as Mount Hermon, Scotts Valley, San Jose, Los Altos and Danville. They are usually 45 minutes to an hour session once a week for six to eight weeks.  They are limited to 10 students per course.

The current locations are at:

Baymonte Christian School, Scotts Valley

      • Fun Guitar Course 2 (Grades 2-5), Baymonte Christian School: There are no courses scheduled at this time.
        Wednesdays, grades 2-5, 8:00am-8:40am (Every Wednesday for 6 weeks beginning April 6, at Baymonte Christian School,
        5000 Granite Creek Rd, Scotts Valley, CA, 95066.  I will be teaching a continuing beginning guitar course for those who have taken the first course (grades 2-5).  Fun Guitar Course 2 will continue in offering more songs, chords, strums, finger picking patterns, plus more music theory and technique from the book Guide to Playing the Guitar.  The course is starting next Wednesday, April 6, before school from 8:00am to 8:40am.  I hope you can make it, investing in your music education and experiencing the joy of playing guitar. Sign-up below through PayPal (email your name, email address, and phone number to reggie@heartfeltmusic.org) or pick up a brochure at the school office and turn it in with a check on the first day. The cost is $120 for the 6 week course.   There will also be relevant and educational hand-outs for each class.   If you have any question, you can call Reggie at (925) 206-9895.
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        Fun Guitar Course 2 (Grades 2-5), Baymonte Christian School
        $120.00
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Registration Information

For the Camps, you must begin the registration process by filling out an Application Form. CLICK HERE to download the Application Form .  It will explain what to do from there.

For the Courses, Email or send the following information to Heartfelt Music Ministry, PO Box 3, Mount Hermon, CA 95041:  Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone, Email, Course Title, and Course Date.

Payment

To pay with Check or Money Order, send payment and Registration Information to Heartfelt Music, PO Box 3, Mount Hermon, CA 95041. To pay with Credit/Debit card, click on the applicable PayPal icons (but don’t forget to email or send the Registration Information details to Heartfelt Music, PO Box 3, Mount Hermon, CA 95041.  Please don’t hesitate to call Reggie at (925) 206-9895 if you have any questions. Thank you.

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