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Instruments Find Their Way To DCPS's Music Repair Shop

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Larry Jernigan and Charles West in their music repair shop in Northeast D.C. Since January this year they have repaired 456 instruments and 122 pianos.
Kavitha Cardoza
Larry Jernigan and Charles West in their music repair shop in Northeast D.C. Since January this year they have repaired 456 instruments and 122 pianos.

D.C. Public Schools provide musical instruments free to their students, unlike in surrounding jurisdictions such as Fairfax County, Va., and Montgomery County, Md. There, students have to rent or buy their own.

DCPS also has one of the rare in-house repair shops for musical instruments. The Music Repair Shop is tucked away in a DCPS warehouse in Northeast D.C.

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