Oral History Information
Paula Keller Smith’s father, Frank, was a woodworker who opened a violin repair shop in 1975. Over the years the shop turned into a stringed instrument store in Kansas. Paula grew up in the store, assisting with the books, rentals and eventually became a repair tech like her father. After meeting her husband, John, the two moved the store to New Orleans, which came about when her daughter called from college saying the area really needed a string shop. Paula really enjoys helping her customers and working side by side with John in the repair shop.