Heather Mansell is an accomplished violinist and a 15-year Yamaha employee. She started her career in the musical products industry in Toronto, after her orchestral stand partner offered her a job at a downtown violin shop. Heather is now based out of Southern California at Yamaha Corporation of America and is the product manager for Orchestral Strings. She has eagerly traveled to over a dozen countries in the pursuit of learning about people, places and music.
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