2015 Wrap Up!

Looking at 2015 I can’t express how blessed I truly am!  I gotten to know many wonderful students and musicians of all ages and abilities,  and I am very proud of the progress everyone has made through music lessons and our Praise Night Music Ministry.    I have also personally grown through my students and ministry, and cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store!

Music Lessons at Chris K Music really has seen a change this year,  training more students to become part of the Praise Night Ministry and equip themselves to serve more at church.  There has also been a growth in concert band students, which I am always  very excited to work with!  My hours also expanded to work with more home schooled students and adults.   Though our private school programs came to a hold, being able to now reach out to home school families has been a huge blessing.

This year marked a year of many positive changes at Chris K Music.  My Praise Night Ministry celebrated its 1st anniversary in March including switching to Family Worship Center.  The Praise Night Ministry also made many changes, including using real, authentic worship to train musicians to serve and lead in their on church or community.  We also had a few musicians from the ministry graduate from HS and pursuing worship as a career.  We also have many talented High and Middle school students take over their youth or adult praise bands!  In July we added Arthur United Methodist Church and Charleston First Baptist Church to the roster of churches offering Praise Nights!

I also had the privileged to serve a the drumline instructor at the Mattoon High School for the 6th year, including rearranging the show and working along side Todd Black everyday preparing the band for performance and competition.  The band and drumline took a huge step this year and very excited to see what is to come.

More great things to come!  Hopefully I will see everyone at a praise night or in music lessons soon!

Chris Keniley

CHris K Music

Christmas Praise Nights! Mattoon Dec 11th, Arthur Dec 12th and Charleston Dec 19th!

Mark Your Calenders! Below are the Christmas Family Praise NIghts!

Come join Chris Keniley and area musicians/singers for a hour of praise and worship! If your family has a young musician or if your an experienced musician that would like to sing, jam, or even lead a small worship set, let us know! Everyone is welcome to worship with us on stage or in the audience!

Dec 11th @ Mattoon Family Worship Center
Dec 12th @ Arthur United Methodist Church
Dec 19th@ Charleston First Baptist Church

Event is 7:00 – 8:15 PM! Offering appreciated in support of my Praise Night Ministry! Call us at 217-232-3786, text, or email info@ChrisKMusic.com

Interested in Music Lessons for 2016? Contact us Today! Mattoon and Arthur Locations

 

Interested in music lessons for 2016? Make sure to sign up with Central Illinois’s most sought after music instructor and instrumental/vocal coach!

As a ministry, we truly try to add every family and student we can. There are times we have to enact our waiting list, but that is OK! With sports and other ongoing activities students participate in, there are sure to be an opening soon! Most students are able to add on to our roster (of more than 80 musicians of different ages and instruments).  We also work hard to create a nurturing and personal one-on-one (or group) environment so everyone can be successful, at their on pace!

Instruments include: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, French Horn,  Mandolin, Ukulele, Recording, Sound Systems, and more!

Learn valuable skills to be a function player in all types of bands, including Praise Bands,  Cover Bands (perfoming bands), original bands,  and middle school/high school marching/jazz/concert bands!

All our students can perform at masterclasses, praise nights, all praise events and recitals!

Email us at info@ChrisKMusic.com

Call/Text 217-232-3786

Serious inquiries only please.   All ages and Abilities Welcome!

Family Praise Nights for November! Mattoon – 13th, Arthur – 14th, and Charleston 21st. Click here for more information!

Mark Your Calenders! Below are the November Family Praise NIghts!

Come join Chris Keniley and area musicians/singers for a hour of praise and worship! If your family has a young musician or if your an experienced musician that would like to sing, jam, or even lead a small worship set, let us know! Everyone is welcome to worship with us on stage or in the audience!

Nov 13th @ Mattoon Family Worship Center
Nov 14th @ Arthur United Methodist Church
Nove 21st @ Charleston First Baptist Church

Event is 7:00 – 8:15 PM! Offering appreciated in support of my Praise Night Ministry! Call us at 217-232-3786, text, or email info@ChrisKMusic.com

New Extended Hours for Music Lessons Available! Morning, Afternoon and Evening!

New Extended hours are now being offered at Chris K Music for Morning, Afternoon, and Evening!  The morning and early afternoon times are perfect for home-school, college, and adults! Contact us today about finding an early lesson time!

Music lessons at Chris K Music currently Costs $65.00 a month for FOUR 30 minute lessons, and $130.00 a month  for FOUR 60 minute lessons (if schedule allows this option).

Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, French Horn,  Mandolin, Ukulele, Recording, Sound Systems, and more!

Learn valuable skills to be a function player in all types of bands, including Praise Bands,  Cover Bands (perfoming bands), original bands,  and middle school/high school marching/jazz/concert bands!

All our students can perform at masterclasses, praise nights, all praise events and recitals!

Email us at info@ChrisKMusic.com

Call/Text 217-232-3786

Serious inquiries only please.   All ages and Abilities Welcome!

Join us Friday Night, August 7th for PRAISE NIGHT @ First Baptist Church in Charleston, IL 2800 University Dr

Join us Friday Night for our Charleston Praise Night!

Location: Charleston 1st Baptist Church.  2800 University Dr. Charleston

Time:  7:00 – 8:15  PM

All musicians and community are welcome to come out and worship with us!  Along with Chris Keniley,  Avery Smith and Jackie Boyd of Mattoon will be leading music!

For more information, please contact us!

Blessings

July Praise Nights a Huge Success!

We are so blessed to have not one, but three very successful praise nights in July! We had many wonderful young musicians come out to sing, lead, jam, and share their musical gifts with us! We also would like to thank Family Worship Center of Mattoon, First Baptist Church of Charleston, and the Arthur United Methodist Church for being great hosts this month!

A special thank you to all our Volunteers this month, without you this would have been a difficult task!  We are very blessed to have such wonderful help at praise nights!

Charleston Update-  Charleston’s first praise night was a huge success!  We had over 50 people including musicians, which is wonderful for a first concert at Charleston First Baptist Church. Everyone sounded great,  and we appreciate all of Pastor Chris’s help in preparing for the concert.  The sanctuary was perfect for a night of worship!  We also appreciate  Brian Johanpeter helping out with lyrics and sound along with Lindsay Keniley.

We had 3 lead drummers including Allie Fair, Lane Woodard, and Dylan Rhoads,  Kaleb Johanpeter made his debut on Bass guitar,  Jackie Byod on Piano, MJ Brand on Electric, and Lauren Kibler on synthesizer.  Jackie Boyd, MJ Brand, Avery Smith, and Krista Kingery song lead along with Chris K throughout the night! We also had a few extra drummer that came to jam with us!

Mattoon Update-  We are always grateful to all our Mattoon friends and families that  continue to support our ministry! This is the 15th Praise Night in Mattoon and God continues to show up in a mighty way.  This is also our 4th Praise Night at Family Worship Center! We may have had some sound situations there for the first time, but we left it in God’s hand and the night turned out to  a  blessing and learning experience for us.  We had over 60 in attendance not including young musicians (total around 80). We appreciate Melissa Caywood’s  help with Lyrics and Lindsay Keniley with sound for the evening!

We had 3 lead drummers,  Caleb Caywood, Lukas Myers, and Allie Fair for this event. Caleb Johanpeter and Alex Myers jammed on bass, MJ Brand on Electric, Jackie Boyd on Piano, Lauren Kibler and Joseph Goldstien on Synthesizer,  and song leaders included MJ, Jackie, Mary Huffman, and Josie Hale.  We also had many young piano players come out and perform with us!

Arthur Update –  July continued to be a month of new praise night events for us, including the Arthur United Methodist Church in Arthur!  It’s great to be able to venture 35-40 miles away to share God’s love and have veteran and new praise band members perform!  We Appreciate Martha Yeakel for all her support and promotion in preparing for this event!  We had around 70 in attendance and over 15 musicians in the praise band or jamming with us!  (roughly 85 total).  A huge thanks also goes out to Ryan Decker and Zach Temple that ran sound and media for the night.

We continued our trend of 3 drummers,  with Ian Plank and Jace Green making their drumming debut. Lukas Myers closed the night on drums.  We also had a few extra drummers jamming along as well!  Alex Myers on Bass,  Katie Auer on Piano,  and Jackie Boyd, Krista Kingery, and Mary Huffman song lead along with Chris.   We also had many keyboardists, bassists, guitarists and others!

Closing Thoughts –   It is truly amazing to see such growth in these young musicians over the past month, and everyone’s support and appreciation for the praise night ministry! Being able to go to Charleston and Arthur for the first time is an incredible blessing, and I appreciate everyone that came out to be a part of each night!  We also had our first back to back concert,  which looks to be the first of many.  We had over 30 musicians perform over the past month, and about a third of the musicians participating in one or more praise night!  Jackie Boyd also made Praise Night history this month in performing at all three praise nights!  God is so Good!

Closing Prayer –  Lord,  we appreciate Your Love and blessings that have poured down over our ministry.  We continue to ask for your presence as we continue down this road of worship through our youth, families, and community.   Let us continue to send You praise,  and glorify You through Your music.   In Your name, Amen.

 

A WEEKEND OF PRAISE NIGHTS! Mattoon July 24th and Arthur July 25th!

Come to not one but TWO FAMILY PRAISE NIGHTS July 24th and July 25th!

On July 24th,  Family Praise Night will be held at the Family Worship Center in Mattoon, IL

On July 25th, Family Praise Night will be held at the Arthur United Methodist Church in Arthur IL!
What is Family Praise Night?
Family Praise Night is a ministry of Chris K Music that invites family, friends, and community to come praise and worship with young musicians and singers around Central Illinois.

Every young musician or singer (youth through college) is invited to perform with our youth Praise Band! Many church denominations and worship styles are represented through the young praise night musicians!

Offerings and Donations are appreciated in support of this ministry.

For More information on Family Praise Nights, please visitwww.ChrisKMusic.com for more information or call Chris Keniley at 217-232-3786 (info@ChrisKMusic.com).

Charleston Praise Night This Friday!

Don’t Forget our Charleston Family Praise Night is Friday, July 10th!  We are excited to be at the Charleston 1st Baptist Church for a night of fellowship and worship!

Young musicians ages 6-21 can come and perform with the praise band! The event is open to the public and we appreciate any offerings towards our praise night ministry.

Hope to see everyone Friday night!

Chris Keniley

Chris K Music Lessons & Ministry

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