Let’s face it — whether we are in our bedroom with the curtains closed or in the shower using the shampoo bottle as a microphone – we all pretend to be rock stars sometimes. (Wait, you don’t do that? We were totally kidding…) Well, for those of us who would love to pick up a musical hobby and master the guitar (or bass) in a no-strings attached (pun intended) environment, Sound Space may be just the thing.

A self-described tiny musical oasis at the Goat Farm, Sound Space has been helping people rock since October of last year. Nick Pantano started teaching once a week in the space in addition to offering repair services for guitar and bass. Armed with a degree from the Atlanta Institute of Music and 15 years of teaching experience, he’s ready to grow his (and all of his students') dream: to bring music lessons back to its passionate roots.

“As Sound Space grows I plan to source all of my teachers from active bands in the metro Atlanta area,” says Nick. “I also think Sound Space will help our music scene by educating people about music and encouraging them to push creative boundaries. Both the listeners and the players. Brian from Lazer/Wulf just did an interview where he talked about how the Athens music scene pushes bands to be more creative because the fans demand it. I love that. I want that in Atlanta.”

Nick wants to spread the love of music in Atlanta and in order to grow the business and start teaching full-time, he’s doing a fundraiser for the next few days to reach out to more students and make learning music accessible for everyone in ATL. Steering away from boring techniques and learn to create and play while you’re having fun? Sign us up.

“Pure, unfiltered joy,” says Nick. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone leave with a big smile on their face. Getting better at your instrument is a natural byproduct of having fun playing music. I want everyone to leave Sound Space feeling uplifted and inspired to want to play.”

So, do we Nick. So do we.

Scoutmob contributor Muriel Vega is a lifetime resident of ATL and full-time authorian legend, as well as a pie enthusiast. She has a dog that may be a meme and really loves to travel. You can read more of her work at the website that she co-edits, Common Creativ ATL.