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Retiree makes his own tune

After decades as music teacher, new project helps man continue to impart a love of music

Phil Wielewinski sings with "Me, Myself and I."

Phil Wielewinski sings with "Me, Myself and I." Submitted photo

Although he’s only been performing for a couple of years, Wielewinski said he’d like to play at more venues, and possibly try out some weddings and bigger parties.

“I’m not setting the world on fire, but I’m not out to make big time,” Wielewinski said. “Just enough to keep me happy and busy and it’s what I like to do.”

Wielewinski also started his own agency, Groups4Fun, where he sets up organized trips for churches and clubs and adult travel groups. The trips include accommodations, meals, baggage, sightseeing admissions and a group photo. Sometimes, Wielewinski said, he’ll perform his pieces at the hotels if possible.

While he hopes to gain more traction and play out as much as possible, the 83-year-old is also just enjoying his time during retirement.

“I like it,” Wielewinski said. “Everybody has something. Some people golf, some people go to ball games, some people drink, some people go to the racetrack. This is what I do.”

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