Richard Janda

Richard Janda specialized in repairing stringed instruments. It was also something he enjoyed very much. During World War II he was trained to repair the band instruments for the U.S. Military marching band, in which he was the trombonist. After the war he sought to add to that education while working in the repair department of Reed Music in Austin, TX. He opened up Richard’s Music in Austin a few years later and remained happily repairing and selling band instruments until his retirement in 2008. Richard was 88 years old when he was forced to retire due to failing eyesight and noted in his interview “I would be repairing right now if I could!”

 

Interview Date:
November 5, 2008
Job Title:
Past President, Founder
Company:
Richard's Music

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