After spending the past 18 years as Production Manager, Bill has assumed the role of President of Southeastern Musical Services.
Bill graduated from the State University of New York in 1985 with a degree in Musical Instrument Engineering where he studied techniques in repair and restoration of brass, woodwind, and strings. Studies also included properties of metal and acoustical physics.
Bill has a vast knowledge of all things musical, including brass, woodwind, string, and electronics repair and restoration. He also excels in antique and Civil War era instruments, manufacturing parts that are out of production, and even building replica instruments used in reenactments. Bill can handle just about any situation or question thrown his way. He is a native of New York State, and has also lived in Delaware and Oklahoma during his repair career.
Bill is happily married to Kelly, and the father of 5. He enjoys playing tuba, electric bass, and upright bass in various local groups, as well as hunting, fishing, and all things motorcycle related.
Ashley came to us after a long stint at Capitol Music in Montgomery, Alabama, and we are thrilled to have his expertise on brass, woodwinds, and string repair, as well as his excellent customer service skills. Ashley leads a quiet life. He enjoys hiking and gardening, along with teaching roots music on various stringed instruments and regular musical performing.
Paul has been a fixture here at Southeastern since the day we opened, and is widely regarded as one of the best woodwind repair technicians anywhere. He is a double reed instrument repair master, and his pad work on flutes, clarinets, and saxophones is second to none. Paul started repairing instruments at age 15 in Tallahassee, Florida and has extensive knowledge and experience in all things woodwind. Paul comes from a very musical family and has always enjoyed an active life, playing in many bands over the years. He and Joan have 3 adult children and many grandchildren.
Danny comes to us after retiring from a 30 year career as a music educator. He has taught music to students from fourth grade through master’s degree. Danny recieved the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and Bachelors and Masters degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He is an active performer having played with several national touring companies, orchestras, jazz groups, various other ensembles, and currently plays trombone in the Rocket City Brass. Danny has been working at Southeastern for the past several years during the summers and now joins us full-time. When not performing, he prefers to spend his time with his wife Diane, his son and daughter-in-law, and his step-children.