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Who are we?

“Industry professionals” is a term that gets bandied around from time to time –  but it sums us up quite well!

With a combined total of over 30 years in the musical instrument industry, it’s fair to say we’ve seen a lot. The idea for The Keyboard Place came from seeing, over the years, musicians who want to know more about their instruments, and want to feel as if they are truly getting the most out of it.

Although in no way affiliated with Yamaha, The Keyboard Place has been set up to support owners of Yamaha keyboards and pianos. What you see currently is just the start.

Paul Thirkettle
A true industry veteran, Paul has worked for some industry giants. Starting with Panasonic and Technics musical instruments, through to Korg, and now a very close relationship with Yamaha Music Europe.

Ian House
A man of many talents, Ian started his career in music retail at the age of 16 and very quickly found himself working with Roland. For the last 8 years, Ian has found a home with Yamaha as Product Specialist for their piano and keyboard instruments in the UK.

Exclusive Distributors

We're exclusive UK distributors for the Handbook series of tutorial books. Check them out!

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