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One of my intentions is to find more joy in myself and my life. Hence it is one of my intentions I set at the beginning of 2023 and in this episode I talk about how it came to be, what I figured out so far and some ideas on how we all can have more of it in our lives.
Have you been on your own ‘joyride’ and have some ideas, suggestions and input for me to check out? I would love to hear from you.
Here is to the beginning of my ‘joyride’, I will keep you updated how things are developing.
For now, all I want to do is quote some lyrics from Roxette’s song:
“Hello, you fool, C’mon join the joyride”
At the age of 17 I went to The University of New York at Morrisville where I studied musical Instrument repair. With diploma in hand, I applied for work but found that no music store wanted to hire me. So, I opened my own shop “Cole’s Woodwind and Brass” Soon after I married my high school sweetheart Mary Alice. through many serendipitous twists and turns, we raised our family with our little music shop. Today, after 45 years of working on horns, I reflect back with great appreciation for a life that has given so much. In an effort to give back I travelled to the impoverished nation of Haiti in 2016 to teach instrument repair. After returning several times, I founded Horns for Haiti Inc. in 2020, an organization that teaches band instrument repair and how to start your own music business. To date, we’ve trained dozens of musicians and music teachers how to repair and started two businesses. Billy Shop D’Haiti, Musical Instrument Repair and the Haitian Music Supply Company.
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