Founded by Dustin Welch in 2011 in Austin, Texas, Soldier Songs and Voices is now a nationwide program, with 11 chapters operating throughout the USA. Dustin saw an opportunity for the program to work here in Australia and through the support and backing of People First Charitable Trust, launched Soldier Songs and Voices Australia in March 2016.
We are very aware of the sacrifices our defence men and women have made and continue to make for their country, so wanted a way to give back and show our gratitude. The workshops are a place for like-minded people to come together, have some fun and learn some new skills.
Our goal is to create long-lasting change through songwriting and music to the lives of serving and ex-serving men and women.
Kick things off with the six-week guitar course where you’ll learn some basic chords and a few strumming patterns. Then, move onto the eight-week songwriting course where you can put pen to paper and start turning your stories into songs.
Each workshop is run by an experienced volunteer musician and instructor who will guide you seamlessly through the process. These workshops encourage you to find your voice, express yourself and to have fun with a group of like-minded people.
Guitars are provided in the sessions to get the journey going. However, if you play already and have your own guitar, please bring it along. No previous experience is necessary.
If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to express how you feel through music, this is the perfect opportunity!
We currently have working chapters in:
If you would like to come along to a free workshop, please use the form below and we’ll be in touch!
You may wish to participate as an attendee, volunteer workshop co-ordinator or instructor – any which way, we’d love to hear from you!
If you have any questions, require more information about our workshops or, if you would like to get involved, please enter your details here and one of our friendly team will be in contact with you shortly.
Alternatively, please call 0439 227 658 or click here to email us.