Catholic Mass “Cheat Sheet” for New Musicians

I grew up in a Methodist church where the only song we sang unannounced was the Doxology. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” Then I started playing at Catholic Mass, where there are so many songs that musicians know when to start simply based on the words said by the priest. It was so…… Continue reading Catholic Mass “Cheat Sheet” for New Musicians

Too Slow, Too Fast: 8 Things to Remember as a Guest Musician at a Catholic Mass

I love going to different churches and contributing to Mass by playing piano. Each church has their own way of doing things and as a guest musician you have to do your best to follow their traditions. But playing at Mass as a guest is always just a bit more complicated than it seems. Let…… Continue reading Too Slow, Too Fast: 8 Things to Remember as a Guest Musician at a Catholic Mass