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New program at Angelina College taught by man with a long list of credentials

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A Nacogdoches composer often hears his music played on the weather channel and in doctor's offices. But that music is just a small part of the amazing career he's had. Now he is using his experience to start a new program at Angelina College.

Jim Taylor is teaching the new sound technology recording program at Angelina College bringing years of experience from outside the class room.

"I've worked with rap artists like Tone Loc, Vanilla Ice, Sir Mix a Lot, all the way to Charlie Daniels, Dirks Bentley, Johnny Lee; if they needed a sound man, I was it," said Taylor.

His biggest accomplishment was working with Willie Nelson.

"It was a little nerve racking, and then having to go up to Willie and ask him to do this was a little unnerving but he was really nice," said Taylor.

In the classroom, Taylor tries to bring all his experience to the assignments.

"We teach them everything from the ground up," said Taylor. "They learn how to run live sound; they do recording; pretty much everything."

Taylor also shares his trade secrets with his students.

"I'll tell them everything I know like how to get a good kick drum sound, and I enjoy doing that," said Taylor.

When he's not teaching, he's still on the road working admitting it will be hard to stop.

"You never retire from it," said Taylor. "If your job is something that you like, you never work a day in your life. I just enjoy it. I will never quit."

If you are interested in the program there is still time to sign up. Registration for classes is August 28 and 29. The classes will start September 3.

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