Corporate Information

Yamaha Corporation Group

Yamaha's history began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a broken reed organ in 1887. Shortly thereafter, he successfully completed the first reed organ to be built in Japan.

Since then, Yamaha has continued to produce high-quality products by blending traditional craftsmanship with advanced digital technology. The quality of sound produced by a Yamaha musical instrument reflects the long years of accumulated technical expertise and the skilled craftsmanship of the Company.

With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, the Group is committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.

* In 1955, the Company split off its motorcycle manufacturing division into a separately managed company, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., and both companies are now working to enhance the value of the Yamaha brand through their own businesses.

Yamaha Australia Profile

Yamaha Music Australia is a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, which was established in Japan in 1887 and is proud to be the world's biggest and only musical product manufacturer that can offer such a comprehensive range of products in music, home entertainment and education.

At every level from novice to professional with musicians or lifestyle audio to home theatre systems in the consumer market, the company focuses on superior quality, craftsmanship, innovative designs and value for money.

Yamaha Music started with the production of reed organs in 1887, expanding in 1954 with Yamaha Music Education opening as “Music Class for Pre-school Children” in Tokyo and producing their first amplifier for home use in 1955.

Yamaha products first appeared in Australia in 1961 imported by a family-run business known as Rose Music. In 1986, Yamaha Corporation purchased Australian distribution rights for Yamaha products from Rose Music, and Yamaha Music Australia was born.

Today, Yamaha Music Australia is Australia’s leading wholesaler of musical instruments, music related equipment, home entertainment products, and provider of music education. The company places great importance on developing young players, inspiring musicians and enjoying music.

In the consumer electronics industry, Yamaha is synonymous with high performance and easily integrated components, providing a solution for every home entertainment system.

Yamaha Music Australia is also the Australian distributor for Line 6, Steinberg, Ampeg, EarthQuaker Devices and Paiste cymbals.

Yamaha inspires you to play, create and feel.