The Music of Kelly Van Shaar

Frequently Asked Questions

  I want to do something artsy, but I don't think I have a creative or musical bone in my body. How do I get started?
Find a support group. Look for a local organization that is willing to provide you with the opportunities you need to gain experience. Some great examples would be church choir and community theater... they are always looking for volunteers. There are many ways to get experience if you are willing to put yourself out there. Find people who care enough to give you honest and constructive feedback about what you are doing wrong and how you can improve your skills.

You could even volunteer to help with music classes at a local school. You can learn a lot by teaching others.

 

Are these really questions people frequently asked, or questions I frequently hoped they would ask? Maybe both.

I would like to start doing some of my own recordings but I don't have a lot of money to invest. What are your recommendations?

What is your family situation?

If you do so much video work, why aren't there more music videos for your songs?

Who are your greatest musical influences?

What hardware / software do you use?

How long does it take you to write and record a song?

What process do you go through in writing a song?

I notice that a lot of your music has Christian messages and/or scriptural references. What are your religious affiliations?

I want to do something artsy, but I don't think I have a creative or musical bone in my body. How do I get started?