Music Wholesale-Distribution

Dale Kroke has been a passionate music maker since he was a kid.  He studied music in college and earned a teaching degree before pursuing an advance degree in composition.  His first job in the music industry was with Kaman Music in 1990, working with overseas distributors within the company's...
Hap Kuffner was eleven years old when he was given his first guitar during the folk music boom of the early 1960s. As he learned to play the instrument he also taught himself to repair guitars and to teach. In 1969 he teamed with friend Stanley Jay and opened a vintage instrument shop in New York...
Sergey Kupriyanov is the president of a retail and wholesale company in Russia.  In fact, Sergey was the first current music retailer from Russia to be included in the NAMM Oral History collection when he was interviewed in 2015.  His interview included his own background as well as a nice overview...
Joe Lamberti worked in his Father and Uncle's music business as a kid and saw many changes over the years. His Uncle Tony opened a small music retail store in the early 1940s and his father joined a few years later. The two brothers grew the business and expanded into manufacturing, importing and...
Ron Larcombe formed a rock band with his friends while in high school and fell in love with music. He toured the United States and Canada with several tribute bands before deciding he wanted to try selling drums and other musical products. Ron worked in music retail at The Drum Shop in 1984,...
Betty Lee co-founded Tom Lee Music in Hong Kong with her husband in the early 1950s.  In the beginning, Thomas Lee kept his full time work as an English secretary at a textile company while Betty Lee looked after the day to day administration of the small trading company which was to become Tom Lee...
Frank Lee’s parents established Tom Lee Music Company in Hong Kong to bring quality musical instruments to their customers.  As President of the company, Frank has focused on those original goals and has followed his parents lead to serve their customers.  Having been brought up in the business,...
David Leed was born in 1937 in the United Kingdom and spent the war years and most of his childhood in Australia.  His love of music started when he was a young boy learning to play the cornet in his local Salvation Army.  After returning to London and finishing school David played the cornet in...
Louise Leed met her future husband while performing as a singer in her native South Africa. After having their four children, her British husband, David, suggested the family move back to Europe where David soon got a job with a piano company and then with the world-famous wholesaler Chicago...
Susan Lipp has a background in the theater, which she has used to great success in running the pro-audio distribution company Full Compass. The company was formed by her husband, Jonathan, in 1977, and has since become an industry leader in pro-audio, pro-lighting and home engineering equipment....

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