Good for you! It’s a fantastic way to connect with your audience. You can easily find more than enough resources on the technical and mechanical aspects. The “how to” is covered by plenty people who know way more than me about XLR cables and compressors and digiwhozamajigs.
It's been a while that a video clip moved me to post it to my website. I thought this clip (and its narration from Alan Watts, noted thinker and lecturer) a noble reminder to parents that our true motivation should be that of raising our children to be happy, not what society deems as successful.