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Cape Coral music store owner changes tune after closing storefront – News

Michael Wenzlaff of First Note Music repairs a  violin in his shop at St. Michael Lutheran Church and School.

Michael Wenzlaff has been a major force in facilitating music in Cape Coral and throughout our area for more than three decades. Although his impact was recently diminished, in part due to business challenges brought on by the pandemic, he has continued to help people keep the beat going. 

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He reluctantly closed his First Note Music store on Del Prado Boulevard about a year ago where he had run a thriving music instruction, repair and rental business that at its apex encompassed 15 teachers and 200-plus students. The Wisconsin native currently repairs instruments at Saint Michael Lutheran Church and School in Fort Myers, where he serves as the school’s music instructor and band director, and rents instruments from his home in Pine Island. 

Michael and Christy Wenzlaff of First Note Music stand for a portrait at St. Michael Lutheran Church and School.

He meets some customers to exchange rental or repaired instruments at the Cape Coral School of Music and other spots. 

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Some of the more common fixes he does are adjusting bent keys on saxophones and other woodwinds; enabling the valves of trumpets and trombones to operate smoother; replacing strings and properly tuning guitars; and fixing bridges and moving the sound posts of violins back to their optimum position. 

“It’s all to make for maximum functional quality for each instrument to reach the right notes and tone,” he said of his precision work, utilizing both standard and modern high-tech tools and devices. “It’s

Article source: https://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/cape-coral/2021/05/06/beat-goes-after-cape-coral-music-store-closes-its-storefront/4917352001/

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