Oral History Information
Erin Kessler began playing French Horn in school and had a close relationship with her grandmother, who encouraged and inspired her to keep music in her life. Erin’s grandparents established and ran Colonial Music in Ohio. The store was sold while Erin was in college and yet she still felt drawn to the music industry. She worked at Buddy Roger’s Music before landing the job at Maple Leaf Strings as Marketing Director and Graphic Designer, which she greatly enjoys. Erin participated in the Women of NAMM (WoN) leadership summit in October 2022. WoN is a council of NAMM dedicated to increasing female representation in the music industry by connecting, supporting, and growing female leadership.