12 Aug 2017
Cole Oehlers joins Peter Reitzes to discuss a refreshing look at stuttering acceptance, trumpet stuttering, music and stuttering and the future of self help for people who stutter. Mr. Oehlers shares about being bullied as a child and suggests that one helpful response is to provide children who are bullied with older mentors in the schools. Special thanks to Lee Caggiano and FRIENDS for recommending Cole to StutterTalk!
Cole Oehlers is a 22 year old person who stutters from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Cole is a performing trumpet player and private music teacher. Cole is also an avid deep thinker and has recently began dedicating his time to better understand the state and struggles of the stuttering community. Cole’s plays in the band Trapper Schoepp.
Links to some of Cole’s music:
- Ogallala – Cole’s favorite song from his band.
- Welcome to Bay Beach! – the first track on his band’s recent record.
- Mono Pt. 2 – One of Cole’s favorite songs (before he joined the band)
- Riverside Horns
Links to Announcements:
- The first annual Don’t Tell Me to “Slow Down” 5K run/walk will occur on Oct 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, NC to benefit the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and raise awareness about stuttering. You are invited to participate in this important cause on International Stuttering Awareness Day.
- There is a new public speaking group in the Durham/Raleigh area of North Carolina which focuses on acceptance and decreasing avoidance behaviors rather than fluency.