Yamaha Names National and Regional Piano ‘Dealer of the Year’ Honorees

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Dealerships recognized for both sales growth and commitment to sparking enthusiasm for making music

Yamaha 2019 Dealer of the Year Award

Yamaha 2019 Dealer of the Year Award

“These store owners and their talented staff exemplify the philosophy we at Yamaha strive every day to uphold,” said Travis Mitchell, director, piano channel sales, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Yamaha Corporation of America has announced its 2019 piano “Dealer of the Year” awards, which recognize exceptional retailers nationally and in five U.S. regions, as well as for Major and Small Markets.

These dealers have not only shown remarkable success in sales and growth, but also demonstrated special attention to customer service and dedication to the Yamaha principle of inspiring people to explore music-making.

Dealers earning this prestigious award on the overall, national level are Cunningham Piano Company of Philadelphia, Yamaha Piano Channel Dealer of the Year; and Classic Pianos of Portland, Ore., Bösendorfer Dealer of the Year. Bösendorfer, a Yamaha company, has epitomized piano-building mastery in the Viennese tradition since 1828, making it the world’s oldest premium piano manufacturer.

Dealers honored by Yamaha with similar awards on the regional level include:

  • Music Exchange; Walnut Creek, Calif. (Western region)
  • Fox Music House; North Charleston, S.C. (Southeastern region)
  • Fort Bend Music Center; Stafford, Texas (South Central region)
  • Solich Piano and Music Company; Boardman, Ohio (Midwestern region)
  • My First Piano; Gilbert, Ariz. (Southwestern region)
  • Classic Pianos; Portland, Ore. (Major Market category)
  • Piano Gallery; Murray, Utah (Small Market category)

Major Market and Small Market Dealer of the Year awards are given to dealers serving markets greater and smaller than 5 million people, respectively.

“On my own behalf and that of Yamaha, congratulations to all of these outstanding dealers for this hard-earned recognition,” said Travis Mitchell, director, piano channel sales, Yamaha Corporation of America. “These store owners and their talented staff exemplify the philosophy we at Yamaha strive every day to uphold: encouraging a creativity and passion in budding and seasoned musicians alike that will not only help them grow artistically, but also spark the same instinct in others.”

The Yamaha Dealer of the Year honors are awarded by the company based on a wide variety of factors, including but not limited to sales growth, overall customer experience and positive feedback, knowledgeability and helpfulness of store staff, participation in outreach to the local community and much more. Yamaha expanded the evaluation process for Dealer of the Year this year to cover a much more expansive set of criteria reaching beyond sales performance.

For more information about Yamaha Pianos, please visit http://yamahapianos.com

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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