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 of our 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're here for you.
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.
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.
The Palmer Pavilion
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.
Fayeteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center
SSVNWA meets on the second Sunday of each month at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College at 2pm. More information can be found here.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Candyman Strings and Things
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.
Taos, New Mexico
San Antonio, Texas
Sam's Burger Joint
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.
American Legion, Post 82
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.