Olivia Wild had been working at a London-based music store for the final 9 years earlier than the pandemic hit, resulting in her transferring again to her residence county Shropshire to open Windology in A lot Wenlock.
The specialist store on Bridgnorth Street opened the day the second lockdown ended and caters for woodwind and brass devices, permitting guests to strive them out in a Covid-secure method earlier than buying.
Operating the store alongside accomplice Adrian, Olivia mentioned: “We’ve each received plenty of expertise within the business, and being from round right here I do know there are many musicians within the space, so I assumed it was time to maneuver again residence.
“It’s a unusual time to launch a store, nevertheless it’s wonderful to see how many individuals are coming to us for instrument repairs and so they’re happy to see this specialist data, which might often be discovered additional afield, in Shropshire.
Having targeted on music throughout her time at Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby faculty in Telford, Olivia then went onto examine music in London earlier than managing the store Howarth of London for almost a decade.
Alongside Adrian on tuba and double bass, Olivia additionally performs clarinet and saxophone for the Band of the Mercian Regiment within the Military Reserves.
Olivia added: “Predominantly we promote new woodwind and brass devices, however we additionally promote second-hand devices.
“The important thing factor for us is providing the chance to strive before you purchase.
“We now have an appointment-based system so we all know which devices they want to strive, all of which have been quarantined.
“The instances are a bit unsure however I’m assured musicians within the space will proceed to help us.
“We’re a little bit of a vacation spot store within the beautiful location that’s A lot Wenlock.”