The sounds of acoustic music has been known to sooth the soul. Now a new partnership between Active Heroes and Sounds of Acoustic Recovery (SOAR) in Louisville, KY will soon heal the souls of our Nation’s veterans. SOAR will begin providing acoustic guitar lessons to veterans on every Friday from 6pm to 8pm at the Active Heroes Community Center located in south Louisville.
“We are proud to add acoustic guitar lessons at the Active Heroes Community Center,” said Active Heroes founder, Troy Yocum. “This program is going to help many veterans transition and experience how music can uplift their spirits and bring them to a better place both in their minds and life in general.”
Learning to play a musical instrument can also be very beneficial as physical therapy, helping to build coordination and dexterity in fine muscle movements and hand-eye coordination. The mission of SOAR is to serve veterans, service members, and their families by giving them a positive social environment with music as the core medium of connection. Through teaching how to play music on the guitar and other instruments, SOAR strives to create a positive social experience and ties of camaraderie based upon the mutual experience of service and sacrifice to our local communities and our country.
The program is absolutely free for veterans and every veteran that signs up gets a FREE GUITAR from Epiphone. Veterans can expect to learn all the in and outs of the acoustic guitar like the strings, tuning and the caged system (Chords C, A, G and D).
“It gives veterans and chance to clear their heads,” said retired Infantry First, SGT Charles Klutts. “It brings like minded veterans together in a nonjudgmental environment and through music they can heal by relieving stress and anxiety. “Our goal is to give veterans an option that can help them convey their feelings through music and find a calmness through the application of playing an instrument.”
The program last for 8 weeks at a time on every Friday at the Active Heroes Community center. To sign up go to: http://www.tfaforms.com/382907
Learn more about Active Heroes here: https://activeheroes.org
Learn more about SOAR here: http://soundsofacousticrecovery.com