A few years ago, Daniel Fox, owner, producer and engineer with Wondersmith Audio, plus a Zumix volunteer, discovered a missing link between school music programs and the professionals leading them. To repair that link, Fox began offering his services to the schools to help them make bigger and more prolonged advances in their musical and theater programs.
“A school might have a five-year-old mixing board no one really knows how to use,” he says. “And if someone changes something, they assume that the whole thing is broken.”
A major problem he sees throughout the schools he works with are instruments and supplies getting broken because nobody knows the correct way to care for them. “For example, I teach them how to coil a cable so there aren’t any kinks, or how to solder cables instead of replacing them.”
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