Plato once said “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
Charles Meeker was a staple in the Colorado Springs school music scene. He taught choir at Palmer High School and then at Wasson High School. He wrote the Wasson High Alma Mater and became one of the heads of the D-11 music program. But in 1975, he decided to take it a step further. He saw a need and decided to meet that need. He established Meeker Music and the music store has been infusing sound and art into the Colorado Springs community ever since.
Equipment, Lessons, Repairs + More
Meeker Music offers the community a place to find all of their music equipment and accessories with the help of friendly, knowledgeable and tenured employees. With three locations, they boast one of the largest sheet music inventories in the area. The store also has studio spaces that are rented by local musicians so they can teach lessons. Instrument repairs are offered on-site and they see many local musicians come through to have work done on their instruments, as well.
Following in Charles Meeker’s legacy, one of Meeker Music’s main missions is to provide music rentals to schools in Colorado Springs. Families can come into the store to try out instruments before they rent or buy. Meeker also takes instruments directly into the schools so kids can try out their instrument of choice and see if it is one they want to commit to in a band or orchestra setting.
Family Owned + Operated
The store is still family owned and operated. Charles’ daughter, Connie, and Connie’s late husband, Ken, owned the store for many years. After Ken’s passing, their daughter, Kelly, stepped in as co-owner with her mom. Kelly reminisced that her dad, Ken, had no musical background but learned to play many of the instruments just so he could fix them for the store.