One thing that seemed to be the case, while growing up in Colorado Springs, was a lack of opportunity to build a vibrant music scene that was multifaceted and dynamic. Mark and Jon saw the chance to create this environment around education. It was the interest in sharing their knowledge and the ins and outs of music with others, while creating friendships with like minded individuals that spawned the idea of creating Silversound Guitar.
Colorado Springs has grown as a city tremendously in the last twenty years and the scope of the music scene has changed a lot. Musicians that left here for Nashville, New York or LA have come back. Others have formed bands, toured, recorded and produced and came back. There’s a charm and a magic to the good old Springs. But with the experience that is now present here there is a need to pool the resources and build a bigger more community driven music culture. At Silversound Guitar we are in the middle of facilitating this because it has been the dream of a couple of kids from the Springs to see other musicians come up and succeed.
Community Sessions This Summer
So while Silversound Guitar is still focused on providing the best drum lessons, guitar lessons, piano lessons and more, our goal to create a more indepth community has never gone away. Since we have already started working with the Military Arts Connection, we are eager to expand our community involvement. Our summer sessions are looking to start on the last week of July 2021. And we have a huge list of local musicians that we want to come out and share their insights in the music business. One of our favorites, Kevin Rodela will talk about instrument care, performing and building a business around music. Wayne Hammerstadt, a local guitarist has made a living performing and teaching for over 30 years. Brandon Po and the crew from the Black Sheep, will be by to talk about preparing for a gig, what goes into live stage setup and sound. And there are many more!
We are thrilled to be offering this chance to engage the community on another level. Make sure to check out facebook, instagram and youtube channels for more information as that comes