Music is an activity that teaches more than reading and playing notes. To be successful you also need many other important life skills including discipline, teamwork, self awareness, responsibility, organization and vision.

Every musician, no matter how skilled they eventually become, started as a beginner. We all embark on an amazing journey with challenges and rewards at every level. Students in music achieve far more in school and in life – even if they never play professionally.

Music also reaches the deepest places in the human heart and soul.

My day job in musical instrument repair is all about helping everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals reach their goals and find success. There are many amazing teachers and performers I first met when they began in 6th grade. That’s also a blessing I hope to never take for granted.

Brent’s Bench, Inc. – Band Instrument Repair