LADs We Love: Nicholas Coblence
In the spirit of giving thanks and giving back, we'd like to introduce you to Nicholas Coblence, the founder of an amazing business called Cords for Music. They have the coolest pick cord bracelets and donate a portion to help to foster music education for youth and fund music education initiatives in public schools and the underserved communities.
One of Cords for Music biggest partner is Education Through Music, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the use of music in schools as a means of enhancing students’ academic performance and general development. They currently serve 25,000 students in almost 50 inner-city schools in New York City, and reaches another 10,000 children through the work of their licensed affiliate organization in Los Angeles.
Coblence strongly believes that a business can be an agent for good and help bring inspiration into the lives of children who otherwise might not be able to have it. Before founding Cords for Music, he was a co-founder of Izzygear, a company that designed and manufactured a unique STIM phone case that improves the photo and video interactions with children between ages 0-12 months. Their most featured product was the Cogni Phone Case which allowed you to take better pictures of your baby by using elegant, high-contrast graphic cards to keep their attention.
Coblence is a French/American New Yorker with professional experience in Japan, France, Italy, Israel and the US. He is a graduate from Vassar College and Columbia University with a masters in Arts Administration.