Oral History Information
Job TitleFormer Product Development
Company NameGemeinhart Flutes
Larry Moody began his career in the music industry as a retailer working for Ziggy Coyle in Ohio. The store was owned by Ziggy, a past president of the NAMM Board of Directors, and Russell Hill. The retail experience was helpful to Larry, who was hired by Yamaha and later by the Gemeinhart Flute Company in Elkhart, Indiana. During his career in Elkhart he took part in the development of several new products and models, many of which are still produced by the company today. Larry was always willing to help in our efforts to document the history of the industry and was good for a laugh about some of his adventures on the road.