Oral History Information
Lauri Knapton is the founder of Knapton Musik Knotes in Janesville, Wisconsin. The store, which was established in 2000, provides musical instruments, lessons, and a long list of community outreach programs such as Rock Camp and Uke Circles. Lauri has been passionate about music since she began taking violin lessons at the age of four. It was while working for a music store during high school, she realized she enjoyed marketing and thought of nothing she wanted to promote more than music making as she understood the benefits first hand. The store began as a Lowrey dealer, which provided group lesson programs mostly to seniors. Lauri realized that providing lessons at every age and level allowed all of her customers the opportunity to grow and develop in their musical journey.