June 20th Praise night was a complete success!

Thank you to everyone that came out to play and worship with us at the June 20th Praise Night at the Burgess Osborne Auditorium in Mattoon, IL!   We had over 30 students and ministry youth come out to play,  and over 100 friends, families, and community come out to support these fantastic young musicians.   Song leaders Abby Allen,  Sara Hardin, and Jackie Boyd also did an excellent job song leading.

The Next Praise Night is July 25th!  Hope to see everyone there!

Chris Keniley

Chris K Music


Welcome to Chris K Music Lessons and Worship Ministry

Greetings!  My name is Chris Keniley, and welcome to Chris K Music.

I currently offer many instrumental and voice music lessons throughout the area, along with working with different ministry teams to develop programs and bring more music to the area! This includes music lesson at my Home Studio in Mattoon IL,  Music Lessons at The United Methodist Church in Arthur IL, and Music Lessons and Praise Band Program at St. John’s Lutheran School also in Mattoon, IL.

With Chris K Music Lessons and Worship Ministry,  anyone an any age can learn a musical instrument in a safe, friendly, and natural learning environment to fit most of our learning styles.  We all have different preferences, from being able to play with music or create at home, to jamming with a band or a praise band at church!

We specialize in training “functional” musicians so they can learn how to jam, create, explore, and function well with a group of musicians. Don’t worry, we still include the flashy guitar riffs, crazy piano fingers, epic drum fills and the like.   Many of our students are involved with church praise bands or youth bands which create a rewarding and worshipful outlet for musicians at any age or background.

We are excited to announce our new PRAISE NIGHTS!  This is a once a month, hour long music experience for young musicians, family, friends, and anyone that wants to come out and PRAISE the Lord. This is an awesome setting for young musicians (experience or beginner) to perform and meet new students, along with a great time of Fellowship with family, friends, and visitors!  We will also have a  new summer jam for students to have a creative outlet and meet students throughout the summer.

Chris K Music Worship Ministry includes training sound techs, musicians, vocals, set planning,  event planning, and more for adult and youth praise teams.  I also use a variety of students ( young and adult) to perform at festivals, revivals, services, and anything the Lord has called us to do.

Great things are going on!  Please contact us at info@ChrisKMusic.com, call or text 217-232-3786, or visit our facebook page to learn how to be involved with our Music Lesson Program and find our more about Chris K Music Lessons and Worship Ministry!


Chris Keniley

Chris K Music



Join us Friday, May 9th for Praise Music Night!

Praise Music Night!

May 9th,  6:00 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Gymnasium in Mattoon, IL.  200 Charleston Ave.

Praise Music Nights are a great way for current music students, former students,  and worship ministry students to become more active and gain experience leading and performing  praise and worship music!

All Familys, Friends, and Public are welcome in the awesome hour of PRAISING the Lord!

April 25th Praise Night Success!

Thank you to everyone that came out to the April 25th Praise Night at St. John’s Lutheran Church!

We had over 36 young musicians in attendance, with over 80 family, friends and visitors!  It was  a great nice of music and fellowship.  It was also great to see many students that have not participate with a praise band before!  It was a night to remember for sure.

Set List Included:  Hello My Name Is,  Blessed Be Your Name, He Reigns, How Great is Our God, Forever Reign, One Thing Remains, Your Grace is Enough, Sing Sing Sing,  This is what You Do, Lead Me To The Cross, Oceans, and Mighty to Save.

Hope to see everyone May 9th!


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