My name is John Martin , I own Wertheim Piano International . My roll is to work with our international piano designer Delwin Fandrich and project manage manufacture and distribution for Wertheim pianos.
My interests in manufacturing musical instruments dates back to when I was 7 years old and I made a banjo. Much to my surprise , This banjo actually worked and I played songs on it .
I began working as a part time musician when I was 14 years old and I have always been an active musician playing piano , organ , drums , guitar , bass and I even tried saxophone.
In 1970 I opened my first music shop in Swan Hill Victoria and later expanded to Deniliquin and Bendigo. I also was a partner in a piano workshop in Melbourne.
In 1996 I formed the World of Music marketing and buying group and grew this business tp 52 stores in Australia and 12 in New Zealand.
With World of Music I worked with Australian and New Zealand musical instrument wholesalers and set up marketing programs and business programs to enhance the opportunities in the musical instrument industry.
In 2002 I purchased the Wertheim piano business and began piano manufacture in Korea and China . Original plan was for Wertheim piano to be sold exclusively to World of Music stores.
Wertheim pianos were originally manufactured in Germany in 1875 and also opened a state of the art piano factory in Melbourne in 1908.
Being a great Performance/quality/Value with German heritage and an Australian owned company Wertheim pianos started selling in to international markets in 2010.
I continue to further develop new piano designs that enhance the customer experience with Wertheim pianos.
After 50 years working in the piano industry I still have fire in my belly to keep developing Wertheim pianos for piano lovers to get more enjoyment and satisfaction from their music.
I believe that music changes peoples life's and if you're not getting as much as you would like from your life...... Best to add more music.
" Anytime's a good time to enjoy a Wertheim "