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Learn to Play Who You Say I Am from Hillsong on Piano!

Dec 06, 2018

I’m excited to present another tutorial for you guys this week! “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong is a song that I love getting to lead. I love the power behind the lyrics of the song and the way God uses it to speak to us!

As you watch the tutorial, we are going to be diving deeper into the Key this song is in as well as into the chords of this song! You’ll walk away having a much better understanding of not only how to play this song, but also the Nashville Number System, which is used by most professional musicians to “speak the language” so to speak.

If you enjoy this video and would like more… More community, more tutorials, more coaching in both worship piano and guitar, I would love for you to check out an incredible membership program we have for you here:

But first, enjoy this tutorial of “Who You Say I Am” above.


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Give yourself permission to not be perfect

Nov 15, 2018

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to check in with us!

We have an amazing encouragement from one of our coaches, Jonathan Maiocco, that I think you’re going to absolutely love.

Jonathan is a skilled musician as well as piano and composition coach. He brings a lot to the table including a very thoughtful approach to music in general, but specifically practice.

For most of us, it’s all about our mindset. If we can get ourselves over the hump mentally, we’ll have an opportunity to see some incredible results.

Check out what Jonathan has for us above!


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How to Play How Great is Our God on Piano!

Nov 08, 2018

Today is going to be a great video that you will NOT want to miss! Todd Locke, who has actually played “How Great is Our God” in Chris Tomlin’s band, is going to walk us through how to play this classic worship song!

Todd has played keys for Chris Tomlin, Lauren Daigle, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and many others and has some great insight into this song, that will help you understand it better than ever before.

If you love this song, go ahead and click the link above to watch and learn it today!


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The BEST finger exercise on Piano!

Nov 01, 2018

Today, I want to share with you one of the best finger exercises I know. I’ve used this same exercise to help students gain a better ability to play fluidly, consistently and have full confidence in their ability to play wide ranging styles of music in a variety of settings!

To find out about this exercise and to start working on it for yourself check out the video!


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How to play bass in a worship band

Oct 25, 2018


If you’re a bass player, you know that often times you get overlooked when it comes to recognition in a band setting and it sometimes can feel like what you’re doing does not matter as much as what other instruments are doing.

 BUT…. This could not be farther from the truth!! Bass players play such an important role in a band setting and today I’m pumped to be able to share with you how big of a difference you CAN and WILL make!

 If you’re ready to learn more and really hone your bass playing skills in a band setting, this video is for you!





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3 things you absolutely need to know before playing a worship event!

Oct 18, 2018


This week, we have something really special for all of you aspiring or current worship leaders / musicians out there! I want to share with you 3 things you absolutely need to know before heading into your next worship event!

These 3 things are pieces that I’ve learned over the course of my time playing with artists Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels and many others, and I’ve seen these three items work for other players as well!

These 3 items have the ability to literally be the reason why you would be asked back to play an event again or why you might have other opportunities down the road!! So, needless to say, they’re vitally important to any aspiring worship leader / musician!

So, if you’re excited to hear about these 3 pieces, let’s go ahead and jump in! Click the link above to check out the video.


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How to play Good Good Father (from Chris Tomlin) on Guitar!!

Oct 11, 2018


Who out there loves the song, Good Good Father? I know I’ve had some amazing times of worship playing and leading the song and believe you will too!

That’s exactly why we wanted to create a tutorial for it… So you could learn and benefit from the power of this song too!

Click the link above and get started learning Good Good Father today!


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How to play Lord I Need You (from Matt Maher) on Piano!

Oct 04, 2018


Chances are, if you’ve spent much time around either a contemporary or traditional church over the last decade or two, you’ve heard the hymn: “Lord I Need Thee”, or the modern take on it called “Lord I Need You.”

Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin have both recorded modern versions of this incredible hymn that has blessed people all over the world.

I know I’ve had incredible times of worship, while singing this song. Such powerful words that I think you’ll find will usher you into the presence of God.

I love this song so much, that we had one of my good friends, Todd Locke (keys player for Lauren Daigle), video a piano tutorial of this song just for you!

I’d love for you to check it out and experience the amazing worship that follows as a result!



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How to make your chord progressions instantly sound better!

Sep 27, 2018



Have you ever listened to a professional piano/keys player and wonder how they can make the exact same chord progressions you play, sound infinitely better?

We’re all playing the same chords, so why do chord progressions that Matt Gilder (keys player for Tomlin) sound so much better than the average person?

I know I used to wonder this EXACT same thing. It wasn’t until I understood one key ingredient to any chord I played, that this was able to change for me.

The key is to begin to use Chord Inversions.

Inversions can take a bland sounding chord progression and make the chords sound so much more cohesive and better overall.

In today’s blog, we’re talking about what Chord Inversions are and how they can be used to enhance your music! Check out the video and let us know what you think!



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How to Play King of My Heart (Piano Tutorial!)

Sep 20, 2018

Chances are you’ve heard the song, King of My Heart, and chances are you LOVED it!! Like all of us around Rooted :)

We loved that song so much, we wanted to create a piano tutorial to share with you. The song has a very cool Piano lead line played with the Right Hand over the chords in the Left Hand, that is simple, but very fun to play!

SO… We had one of our friends Todd Locke (keys player for grammy award winning artist Lauren Daigle) create a worship song tutorial on this song with some incredible explanation behind the song as well.

Even if you’re not sure you can do it, GO FOR IT!! And then let us know what you thought. I believe you’re going to not only learn how to play the song, but you’re going to learn something really helpful about playing worship music in general, that you probably never knew before!

Go ahead and click the link and get started learning King of My Heart today!


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