Larry Fresch Sr.


Oral History Information

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President and Founder
Company Name
Fresch Music

Larry Fresch Sr. exuded the passion and the love of music that is so much a part of this industry. His four Fresch Music stores in Ohio not only became part of their communities, they encouraged the growth of music programs and music making at every level. After working for a small retailer in Sandusky for two years, Larry bought the store, renamed it and began his long association with NAMM –the year was 1958. The Fresch Music store in Columbus, Ohio opened in 1969 and became one of the first great mall store successes in the music products industry. Since he was a child he loved the piano and played it often (his first professional gig was when he was 14 playing in a night club). He sold the piano as well as he played it and enjoyed the many friends the instrument brought his way.