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Hello. My name is ...
- Subject: Hello. My name is ...
- From: Steve Fowler <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 1 Jan 1995 16:35:49 +0100 (MET)
- Message-ID: <36682B71C17@nrm.se>
Hello. My name is Steve Fowler. I am a Musical Instrument
Technician working in Annapolis, MD. I am a reed player, having
played with the U.S. Naval Academy Band from 1970 to 1990. I
was also the technician on board from 1975 on.
Working with such a fine caliber of musicians has been very
rewarding and educational, and I guess that's what I hope to do
here... learn. I've found that one can learn a lot by just
sitting back and listening to a bunch of musicians, be they
amateur, professional, young or old, talk about things that
really matter to them.
I've been invloved with repair since I was 12 years old, and
have served on the Executive Board of the Nat'l Assoc of Band
Inst Repair Techs as both Vice President and President, (having
had to resign when business got tough...). I don't mind
sharing my knowledge about repair and/or care, however some
things are best left to the professionals. There are times when
the best advice I can give is, "Take your horn to your repair
shop. Don't try this at home!"
I have taught repair to many students and apprentices and can
tell you from experience that some of the old-timers that
guarded their secrets to the grave may have been right to do
so. (Four of my former apprentices are now my _worst_
nightmares as competitors in a small and shrinking market.) I
do still believe in sharing knowledge, just don't come set up
shop in Annapolis... ;->
Happy New Year.
Fowler Music Service