Oral History Information
Company NamePlayer Piano Company
Lou Berger was an energetic piano salesman in the style of the old piano traveler of a by-gone era. In fact, what Lou knew about selling pianos he learned from some of the old timers when he was a young man starting out in the business. Lou was a walking encyclopedia of the piano business and was well versed in the player piano boom of the 1890s all the way to the electronic piano disc boom of the 1990s. In fact he once provided training classes for the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music’s docent program on the subject of player pianos.