Soldier Songs and Voices

Currently offers chapters in seven American cities. We meet in venues weekly or monthly for free songwriting lessons and music writing workshops. All sessions are led by professional musicians. Whether you are new to music or an experienced songwriter, we welcome veterans and dependents from all generations and backgrounds.


Don't have an instrument?

No problem. We are here to help you get started. Whether you are looking to learn a new instrument, hone your songwriting skills, or simply attend a music session and see what our community is about...We are here for you.

new chapters

Susan Phippen House
Scituate, MA

Led by Bob Murphy, the Scituate Chapter of SSV has entered an exciting time for local veterans. Promotion of the group has been impactful with radio interviews, reaching out to other veteran groups and agents. Meetings are held every Monday from 7-9pm at the Susan Phippen House. Contact Bob Murphy  for more info.

Smiley's Acoustic Cafe
Greenville, SC

SSV-Upstate, led by Charles Hedgepath and Neil Sondov, meets the first Sunday of the month from 4-6 pm at Smiley's Acoustic Cafe in Greenville, SC. Contact:

Read the proclomation of the office of the mayor of Greenville, SC

Watson's Vets Club
Mt. Shasta, CA

Led byTom Duncan, the SSV Mt. Shasta chapter meets the last Sunday of every month from 1-3pm. Meetings are located at the Watson's Vets Club.

406 Mt. Shasta Blvd. Mt. Shasta, CA

Contact Tom Duncan for more info:

Cheatham St. Warehouse
San Marcos, Texas

Cheatham Street Warehouse is where the idea for Soldier Songs and Voices began. Sessions are led by Dustin Welch and Mark Jungers every Monday from 5 - 7 PM. Get more information here.

Restoration Ranch
Bastrop, Texas

In partnership with Code VI Veteran Integration, Jim Cochrun leads Soldier Songs and Voices workshops on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 4-6 PM at Restoration Ranch in Bastrop. For more info click here.

The Bugle Boy
La Grange, Texas

Heather Eilers is the chapter coordinator for bi-monthly music workshops held at The Bugle Boy, an intimate concert hall housed in a World War II army barracks located in La Grange. Heather assembles a stellar cast of music volunteers, including the likes of Chuck Hawthorne, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Susan Gibson, and other visiting artists. Find more information here.

The Palmer Pavilion
Sarasota, Florida

Ray Hodges leads monthly sessions in the Palmer Pavilion, located behind the American Legion Post 24 in Sarasota, on Wednesdays from 4-6 PM. Read more about the program here.

The Candyman Strings and Things
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon

Carl Solomon leads sessions at Artichoke Music every Sunday from 2-4PM. The Portland chapter also meets the third Wednesday of each month at Ascension Episcopal Parish. More information can be found here

Not Forgotten Outreach
Taos, New Mexico

Daniel Johnsen leads sessions at the Wellness Center located at the Not Forgotten Outreach in Taos on the first Saturday of every month at 1 PM. More information can be found here

Sam's Burger Joint
San Antonio, Texas

In partnership with 'Find The Hero In You', Tom Vickers leads Soldier Songs and Voices sessions the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm. More information can be found here.


Led by Adam McCabe, the Nashville Chapter meets weekly from 5-7pm at the American Legion Post 82 off Galitan Pike.  More information can be found here. 

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