Oral History Information
Paul Monachino grew up in the Rochester, New York area during the big band era. He played trumpet and set out to see as many of the dance bands as he could including his hero Harry James. After serving during World War II, Paul was hired by the American Piano Company in 1946, the same year he was married. Over his fifty plus years with the company Paul worked in several factory positions for a grand piano. He later worked in the office and represented the employees in the factory whenever he could. He was passionate about the product and the people of the piano works.