Oral History Information
Sonja Lynne grew up in her mother’s music studio and found her voice as a singer. Sonja studied opera and can still be heard singing in her church. She had a few jobs, including as a school teacher, before answering an advertisement for Jacobs Music in Philadelphia. She joined the sales team there in 1989 and learned much from the store’s president, Al Rinaldi. Al trained her not only in sales but provided an in-depth education in the craft of piano building. She later worked for Jordan Kitts Music where she met her husband, Tom Tuson. Together they formed Diversi Musical Products, with a focus on providing organs to jazz and gospel musicians. The couple also opened their own Hammond Organ Center before she joined the Riverton Piano Company’s team in Arizona in 2019.