John Thomas


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Piano Repairman
Company Name
Werlein's for Music

John Thomas was the lead piano repair man for Werlein’s For Music in New Orleans. The historic music retailer, which opened for business before the Civil War and closed in 2003, had several locations in the south. However, it was the company’s Canal Street location that was known around the world and was the store where John worked for most of the years he worked in New Orleans. John’s interview for the NAMM Oral History program took place on the last day the store was open.