Washington, D.C.'s public schools provide students with musical instruments for free. But when something goes wrong with an instrument, there are two people to do the repairs for more than 120 schools.
Charles West and Larry Jernigan approach their work with a passion. For both men, it's important that students have a joyful experience with music.
"Actually I love my job," says West. "Sometimes it seems not to be work. But it is work."
"I like the fact that I work around music all day, that my job involves music," adds Jernigan. "It involves the support of music, and it involves the education of music."
The two have worked together for almost 20 years. This year alone, they estimate they've fixed 450 instruments and tuned about 125 pianos.