Musical opportunities |

Musical opportunities

Dear Editor:

This valley is so full of talent that it’s easy to overlook opportunities that are right in front of us. Jan Garrett and JD Martin are longtime local singer-songwriters with an impressive list of professional accolades and awards. They will be offering a series of singing and creative songwriting classes here this summer.

If you want to learn how to sing, write songs, harmonize, or make music a bigger part of your life, Jan and JD are extraordinary teachers. For the past few years, I have been a student of theirs studying vocals and guitar, and have grown tremendously. Unless you give it a try, you have no idea what you are capable of. I encourage you to contact these people and discover more about yourself; you will not regret it. You can be a rank beginner or a closet pro; it doesn’t matter. Music makes a difference.

I could list Jan and JD’s credentials, the number of hits or CDs they have, who they toured or recorded with; however, the important fact is that you won’t find very many people who are more passionate about what they do than these artists, even in this mountain community that is rich with such talent.

Jan and JD are offering a free intro to the songwriting classes at 7 p.m. Friday. Details are found at: or 927-1848.

And don’t forget, if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing!

Kerek Swanson

El Jebel