Would You Love To Become A Respected And Admired Gospel Player?

Answer “YES” if any of these sound like you…

  • Do you ever get tired of playing the same old boring songs, chords, or progressions you always play?
  • Have you ever felt like you just hit a wall or you’re stuck in a rut with your progress?
  • Do you ever feel lostfrustrated, or even intimidated when trying to learn from YouTube videos, courses, or books – especially since you can’t ask questions?
  • Do you ever wish you had more guidance or structure in your learning, so you could at least “know” you’re progressing in the right direction?
  • Do you want to know more about what you’re doing on the keyboard – to be able to grasp the “why” – so you can “put all the puzzle pieces together” and freely express yourself when you play?
  • Would you like to have the freedom to improvise all across the keyboard – hitting all the right notes and avoiding the bad ones – without even thinking?
  • Are you TIRED of feeling intimidated when other musicians come around?
  • Would you like to be able to just sit down and jam for as long as you want while always having something fresh and interesting to play?

Hi, I'm Vaughn Brathwaite

And I know how you feel. Because I used to be where you are right now.

Why Learn From Me?

My journey started when I was playing keys at a gospel shed…
 
And got laughed at by everyone there.
 
I had always dreamed of being a great gospel musician.
 
As a teen, I dreamed of playing like my gospel heroes like: James Hall, Derrick Jackson, Mike Bereal, Thomas Whitfield, Aaron Lindsey and tons of others…
But the musicians around me always seemed to progress faster than me.
 
I struggled to improve.
 
My chords were wack. My left hand was weak.
 
I played songs so basic that I hated to play in front of people.
 
When I reached out for help, musicians would just ignore me…
 
With no guidance, I felt alone.
 
So I resorted to trial & error, copying other musicians, picking up things the best I could…

By A Stroke Of Luck, I Even Got A Church Gig

But little did they know…

I didn't even know what I was playing 1/2 the time

That was, until the night of that musician’s jam…

A friend of mine invited to this shed at a church.

All of Brooklyn, NY’s  “heavy hitters” were there.

Cory Henry, Glenn Gibson Jr and others..

At first I was playing with the band, hiding behind the other players.

But then they told me to {gulp} play a solo (which I’d never done before).

With my hands sweating and shaking on the keyboard…

The moment came.

I hit the wrong chords…

And completely humiliated myself in front of everyone.

To add insult to injury, everyone started laughing at me…

That’s When I Went On A Mission To Figure It All Out

I tried everything…

Countless gospel DVD’s YouTube videos, Chord books, theory books. Online courses. DVD’s.

You name it, I bought it.

I even took private lessons from three different teachers.

But nothing worked.

I got stuck in a rut. And I got so frustrated I almost quit gospel for good.

I ended up having to force myself to learn how gospel musicians payed the stuff they played.

It was very confusing at first but then…

I made a HUGE breakthrough…

I Finally “Cracked The Code”

I finally understood how gospel musicians think!

Musicians that once laughed at me now asked me to show them stuff.

Friends of mine and family were shocked at my progress.

And I was finally able to confidently hold down services at church.

Then years later, while I was a student at Berklee College of Music, people started asking me for lessons. 

Word got around, and I was even offered to teach what I learned at Berklee.

But soon after, my schedule got overwhelmed and I had to switch to teaching students online.

Thus “Gospel University Academy” was born.

Gospel University Academy’s motto is simple.

“If you can THINK like a pro, you can PLAY like a pro”

My goal is to teach you how gospel musicians THINK and approach the songs they play, so you can eventually play like them.

Like the scripture (Prov. 23:7) says:

“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.”

And I believe the same applies to playing gospel music as well.

Learning the mindset of skilled gospel musicians was the missing link for me and the hundreds of musicians that I’ve taught over the years.

But once I learned their mindset, everything else was easier!

Don’t only take my word for it though…

Here's What Students Are Saying

"Vaughn is one of my colleagues at Berklee College of Music. I personally have seen how his students have transformed under his instruction. His Gospel University courses are simple & easy-to-understand even though he's explaining advanced gospel music concepts! Gospel music concepts can be VERY difficult for beginner & non-gospel musicians. But Vaughn does a great job at breaking everything down step-by-step, so anyone from beginner to advanced level can learn!"
Dennis Montgomery III
Berklee College of Music Professor
"Gospel University was a great tool for me to take my playing to the next level. The biggest thing it allowed me to do was come up with a formula to begin thinking of different reharms for songs. I know this is a gospel course, but many of the principles used in this course can be applied to creating reharms in ALL genres! (which has always been a struggle for me). Well worth the investment!"
Brionne Wright
Contestant on BET's "Next Big Thing!"
"I’m a classical and jazz trained musician with a BA degree in music so already know a lot of theory and jazz, but never really got into how gospel music is approached. But I think your course is really good because it brings it all together for anyone regardless of experience. So, great approach and thanks so much for teaching us!"
Wendy Macbain
Gigging Musician
"I've been an organ student of Vaughn's for years, and working with him has been great for my playing. But when he told me he came out with a course I was the first in line! Gospel University is an extension of our private lessons, and it really shows me the importance of being detail oriented when it comes to playing advanced gospel chords.”
Elijah Beech
Church Musician
“Gospel University Changed My Mindset And Now I Finally Understand How To Use Advanced Chords Correctly In My Playing! But Most Importantly I Know WHEN & WHY to use Certain Chords!
Ernesto Mitchell
Church Musician
Using the Talk Music concepts Inside Gospel U, I did a Crazy, Extraordinary Move! Wow, I can't wait to play it at church! Thanks so much for Gospel University), I plan on reviewing this material for a long time to come.”
Frank Sawyer
Teacher
The Trainings Inside Gospel U Academy have become indispensable to me. While I’m still trying to master them all I find myself using your strategies without even knowing it. Pastors look at me at age 23 and wonder how I got so “good” (at least that’s what they say). Now people call me an advanced musician!”
Lavante Pettigrew
Minister & Musician
“I praise God so much for using Vaughn’s teaching gift to develop me into the musician I have always wanted to be. He breaks things down into simple pieces that even a child could understand. It’s rare to find someone at such a high professional level willing to reach out to musicians so beneath them. Gospel U has a true teacher at its helm, and musicians everywhere are better because of his special God-given gift! “
Keisha Nobles
Church Organist & Keys Player

Now It's YOUR Turn!

I’ve made all the playing mistakes and embarrassed myself more than I care to admit. But now, I can sit at the keyboard/organ and play any song just like it sounds on the album (sometimes even better). I don’t say that to impress you (I can’t stand show-offs!). Just to show you that it’s possible. If I can do it after struggling for 14 years, so can you. And I’ll show you how to get there in a fraction of the time.

I get far more fulfillment by helping YOU play better rather than playing myself.  That’s why I’m on a mission to help YOU achieve your musical goals. If you’re ready to play gospel keys the way you always wanted

Here's Just Some Of What You'll Discover...

In-Depth Courses on virtually EVERY gospel music topic imaginable

An "Ever Growing" Song Library That Covers ALL Gospel Genres

(We add to it often...)

That's not all...

Access to BONUS MASTERCLASSES

Join our Gospel University instructors for bonus Piano and Organ Masterclasses.
 
We also have special guest musicians visit the academy from time to time.

Virtual mentorship

  • Feel stuck on a song?
  • Can’t figure out how to reharm something?
  • Have a question you need answered?
Using our easy to use Video Submission system or “direct message” feature you can ask us questions about:
 
Chords, Voicings, Runs, Church politics. and more!
 
And we’ll answer your questions.
 
We’ll always be there for you.

So Let's Sum Everything Up...

Tuition for “Gospel University Academy” is normally $97 per month.

But because you’re on this page right now I want to offer you a special rate of:

$47/month,

ONLY if you decide to take action today.

If you hesitate, Gospel University’s doors will close until the next public enrollment period, & the price will go back up to $97/month.

*IMPORTANT* – There are NO refunds on subscriptions.
 
BUT, you can cancel any time (for any reason).

Is this for you?

The truth is that “Gospel University Academy” isn’t meant for everyone.
 
And honestly, the majority of people don’t qualify to join.
 
For example…
 
Gospel University Academy is NOT for people who can’t dedicate at least 15-30 minutes a day to honing their craft. (BTW it’s WHAT you do with those 15 minutes that count) 
 
Gospel University Academy is NOT for people who never implement anything, but complain about information overload… 
 
Gospel University Academy is NOT for those who are on a tight budget (I wouldn’t recommend going into debt to subscribe to Gospel University)… 
 
And Gospel U is DEFINITELY NOT for lazy musicians who think they can “shortcut” their way to success overnight.
 
(Even though most people DO improve quickly with Gospel U Academy, I want to manage your expectations responsibly, and not “overhype” you)
 
If I described you above, the Gospel University isn’t for you, and you should NOT subscribe.
 
You can use other resources like YouTube and other Gospel DVD’s, but you know what that’ll get you…
 
There are two types of people: Doers & Dabblers.
 
The doers are attacking their music dreams with tenacity and passion, they are following the simple framework laid out inside the Gospel University Academy. 
 
In fact, if you’re not prepared to implement what you learn… or if you’re just temporarily excited about the possibilities and are not ready to do the work to make those a reality in your life… then you should not subscribe.
 
***NOTE: If you plan on joining for one month JUST to “try things out” and then cancel after 30 days, you WON’T be allowed back in to the program in the future. 
 
(We have software that tracks this)
 
Like I said before, we don’t like dabblers 🙂
 
This is for passionate learners of gospel music only.
 
Are YOU one of them?
 
Now it’s time to choose if you want in or not.
 
Check out our video lesson samples below, and if you think we’re a good fit click the button below to give The Gospel University a shot.
 
You’ll get INSTANT access to Gospel U Academy and you can start learning today!

Gospel University Academy

The #1 way passionate gospel musicians learn to play songs like Pro Gospel Musicians
$97
$ 47 $47 today (then once every 30 days thereafter)
  • Instant access to the FULL Gospel University Course Library (over 300 hours of content)
  • Learn New Chord Progressions & Reharms (Plus breakdowns how to use them)
  • Access to versatile song library, from traditional to contemporary gospel music
  • Quizzes to help you retain the information
  • 24/7 access to material
  • Bonus Piano & Organ Masterclasses
  • Virtual mentorship with teachers and instructors...Yes even Vaughn himself ($997 value)

By clicking the button below I agree to the Terms and Conditions and I have read the cancellation policy set forth on this page. I understand that the Gospel University – Online Gospel Music Academy will bill me $47 per month, once upon subscribing, and then once every 30 days afterwards unless I cancel. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON SUBSCRIPTIONS, but that I can cancel any time via the membership website or email address at the bottom of this page.

Check Out These Sample Lessons From The Gospel University Academy (Listen With Headphones)

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Are You Scared that Gospel U Academy Might Be TOO ADVANCED For You?

Don't Be...

FREE BONUS: Strengthen Your Music Foundation With "Create Crazy Gospel Chords" (a $297 Value)

“Create Crazy Gospel Chords is FREE for all NEW Gospel University Academy members!

Not a member? Then let’s change that! For only $47 get access to this revolutionary training FREE five (5) module course. (Only Available On This Page!)

Here's an outline of "Create Crazy Gospel Chords (CCGC)"

Module 0 – Learn The Mindset Of The Pros

Module 0 - Learn The Mindset Of The Pros

  • The secret to playing jaw-dropping chords and progressions (Hint: Just changing ONE thing in how you look at music will make a huge change in your playing)
  • The 3 things every musician must do to keep improving their gospel playing
  • 9 out of 10 musicians make a FATAL mistake when learning songs. Avoid this mistake and you'll increase your learning speed 10x. (I'll show you how to do this)
  • What to do FIRST when your stuck learning a song
  • WARNING: Avoid These 2 Popular "gospel tips" Like The Plague! Ignoring this single warning could leave your playing stagnant forever!

Module 1 – Strengthen Your Musical Foundation

Module 1 - Strengthen Your Musical Foundation

  • The secret to mastering the number system once and for all
  • The hidden power of the major scale (Hint: Underestimate this at your own risk)
  • Did you know that even some TOP level musicians are insecure about theory? But they found a way to overcome their fear. (I'll show you how to do the same in Module 1 Lesson 3)
  • The #1 way to improve your ability to quickly learn bass-lines & runs by ear (No more having to rewind the song a million times just to learn one part)
  • If you understand this secret about intervals, playing advanced gospel progressions becomes a piece of cake (Module 1 Lesson 2)

Module 2 – Expand Your Chord Library

Module 2 - Expand Your Chord Library

  • The easiest way to 10x your chord library, even if you've never taken a music lessons before
  • The #1 way to sound more contemporary & modern when you play (All it takes is adding 1 or 2 special notes to your chords)
  • The 3 most powerful chords that ALWAYS turn heads (Use these in the RIGHT places though...or else you'll get some 'dirty' looks)
  • When learning more chords you have to be stressed out right? WRONG! In Lesson 4 of Module 2 I show you how your brain actually WANTS you to learn more chords and will help you do so easily!
  • Learn the 7 chords you'll find in over 90% of gospel songs (No these aren't just your basic major and minor chords)

Module 3 – Progressions, Passing Chords & Voicings

Module 3 - Progressions, Passing Chords & Voicings

  • What to do FIRST when voicing your chords (Doing this ONE thing makes all your chord progressions sound silky smooth)
  • Do you sometimes stay on chords a little TOO long? Learn how to "fill in the gaps" between chords & eliminate those 'dead spots' in your playing
  • The best way to voice chords in your left hand (You'll finally be able to play more than JUST "octave bass" in your left hand)
  • How to make a simple song sound more interesting just by using just ONE chord (Once you add this technique to your playing you'll sound like a pro guaranteed)
  • The 'Cory Henry' trick you can use to ALWAYS make your hands play the best sounding voicings. (This one is truly a game changer)

Module 4 – How To Reharm Like A Pro

Module 4 - How To Reharm Like A Pro

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  • Learn the #1 Rule of reharming ANY song. (Not following this rule is why your ideas don't sound the way you want them to)
  • The secret to tapping into your creativity whenever you want. (No more playing the same ol BORING ideas over and over)
  • My "reverse" engineered process for creating 'jaw-dropping' reharms that sound great EVERY time!
  • Scared to forget a chord progression you learned? DON'T BE! Use the 'Shared Notes Principle' to create an unlimited amount of new ideas ON THE SPOT!
  • The shocking truth about reharms that most pro musicians have kept a secret...UNTIL NOW
  • How to make ANY song you play come alive (Even if it's simple and boring in it's original state)

Student Reviews of CCGC

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"Create Crazy Gospel Chords" is the perfect way to jumpstart your Gospel University Academy experience. Join "Gospel U Academy" Today!

Gospel University Academy

The #1 way passionate gospel musicians learn to play songs like Pro Gospel Musicians
$97
$ 47 $47 today (then once every 30 days thereafter)
  • Instant access to the FULL Gospel University Course Library (over 300 hours of content)
  • Learn New Chord Progressions & Reharms (Plus breakdowns how to use them)
  • Access to versatile song library, from traditional to contemporary gospel music
  • Quizzes to help you retain the information
  • 24/7 access to material
  • Bonus Piano & Organ Masterclasses
  • Virtual mentorship with teachers and instructors...Yes even Vaughn himself ($997 value)

By clicking the button below I agree to the Terms and Conditions and I have read the cancellation policy set forth on this page. I understand that the Gospel University – Online Gospel Music Academy will bill me $47 per month, once upon subscribing, and then once every 30 days afterwards unless I cancel. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON SUBSCRIPTIONS, but that I can cancel any time via the membership website or email address at the bottom of this page.

"If you can THINK like a pro, you can PLAY like a pro" - Vaughn

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