Paul Finke


Oral History Information

Paul Finke played drums since he was just a kid and gravitated towards the music business in 1985 when he was hired at Willis Music. At the time the company had eight locations and working in the warehouse, it was Paul’s job to fill the orders being requested by each location. As his career developed at Willis, which he always attributes to the great people he worked with, Paul played a vital role in the expansion of the company’s combo division. The product line was enhanced to include lines such as Peavey and Ovation.  He has enjoyed the many hats he was worn for Willis, including working in sales and as string, guitar and later band buyer. Paul also served on the NASMD Board, an opportunity he said, “allowed me to meet and know more great people.”