Introducing the brains behind a successful business venture is always an exciting endeavor. Knowing the founder’s story, struggles, and successes can help us better understand the business’ values, mission, and vision. In this blog, we will delve into the journey and experiences of the person who made Braille Music and More what it is today.
Our founder and owner Patrick Janson is a force to be reckoned with in the world of Braille transcription services. Even though he has only been in this industry since 2014, he rose quickly to become a leader in his field. Currently serving as the President-Elect of the National Braille Association, he is also the Chair of the Foreign Language Committee, Vice-Chair of the Music Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors there.
Patrick specializes in Music Braille, and holds the highest score in the known history of the Music Braille exam through the Library of Congress, a testament to his skill and dedication to his craft. With a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, Patrick has more than 25 years of experience in various fields including performance, writing, directing, and teaching.
His musical talents span across multiple instruments including piano, saxophone, and guitar. He also has a diverse career as a professional singer in various genres such as music theatre, jazz, opera, Classic Rock, and Christian Contemporary music. Alongside his performance career, he has also directed numerous stage productions and led various ensembles ranging from full orchestras to handbell choirs and vocal groups of all types.
Patrick’s journey to become a leader in the Music Braille and Braille transcription industry started with his personal passion for music. As a visually impaired person, Patrick understands firsthand the importance of Braille in education and accessibility. He saw a need for more accurate and timely Braille transcription services and decided to create his own business to meet that need.
With his expertise in Music Braille, Patrick has helped countless visually impaired students and musicians to access and play music. Music is a universal language, and Patrick’s work has helped to make it more accessible to everyone. He is a testament to the power of passion and dedication, and his commitment to making the music industry and the world a more inclusive space is an inspiration to us all.