An Interview with Hillsong's Peter James

Episode #36

Hillsong keyboard guru Peter James sits down with Ryan King to talk patches, playing live and so much more! Check out Peter's tones at

Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for

An Interview with Hillsong's Peter James

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Piano sounds

What are the free piano sounds mentioned on this podcast?

free piano sounds

If you're looking to upgrade the sounds in MainStage, "Piano in 162" is a great place to start. It's a 7' Steinway Grand Piano sample library, and it works with Pete's "Mellow Pianos" that you can purchase from Here's the link to Piano in 162

Hillsongs' Keyboard Player

Why does he, or anyone, feel the need to "progress" or change the way they praise Yah?
If we're playing with a "pure heart and clean hands" where can we progress from that?

God created creativity

and I believe He is honored when we use the creativity He placed inside us to praise His name. Worship is worship and pure heart and clean hands are where it all needs to come from. You can strum the same 3 chords and sing your heart out and God is honored and worshipped, but those who are called to create must honor what God has called them to do.

At Worship Artistry we ask you to "bring your best" whatever that may be. Not everyone has to push the envelope, but those who are should do so humbly with the ultimate desire to honor God with it. I applaud Peter for stretching his creativity and serving the church with it.