My name is John Martin , I own Wertheim Piano International . My role 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 and saxophone.
In 1970 I opened my first music shop in Swan Hill Victoria and later expanded to Deniliquin , Albury, Bendigo and Melbourne. 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 to 52 stores in Australia and 12 in New Zealand.
With World of Music I worked with Australian and international musical instrument wholesalers and retailers 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 . Also using components and technology from Australia, Korea, China, Germany and USA.
Wertheim pianos were originally manufactured in Germany from 1875 and Wertheim also opened a state of the art piano factory in Melbourne from 1908.
Being a great Performance/Quality/Value piano with German heritage and an Australian owned company Wertheim pianos extended sales in Australia , China, New Zealand to other international markets in 2010.
Wertheim continue to further develop new piano designs that enhance the customer experience with Wertheim pianos.Our new Wertheim/Fandrich series have taken piano manufacturing to another level with new innovative designs that make these upright pianos perform like grand 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 live's and if you're not getting as much as you would like from your life...... Best to add more music with a Wertheim piano.
" Anytime's a good time to enjoy a Wertheim "
" And if you're not getting the Wertheim story you're not getting the real story "