[Dixielandjazz] Fw: [TPIN] Article about Jan Nichols
cellblk7 at comcast.net
Thu Jul 29 19:25:43 PDT 2004
Hi all...this came off the TPIN...way to go, Jan!!!!
Cell Block 7
"Because I play trumpet, I envy no man!"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen and Ruth Speck" <grspeck at mchsi.com>
To: <tpin at tpin.okcu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 6:38 PM
Subject: [TPIN] Article about Jan Nichols
> I know that some on this list (TPIN) know Hemet CA trumpeter Jan Nichols.
> Riverside CA paper has a wonderful feature article about Jan. It was
> seniors who give up high paying jobs to go into teaching. In Jan's case,
> 55 yrs he left a job in the insurance industry that he had grown bored
> paying well over $200,000 to teach middle school music for much less money
> am sure. (Perhaps some of you middle school music teachers would have
> liked to trade jobs with him (;-)) He has wanted to get back into music
> apparently loves the job. The article quotes him as saying "I'm planning
> teaching until I drop." "I finally got the dream job of a lifetime. Why
> the world would I ever want to stop?" BTW when I started my come back,
> was my first teacher.
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