Bob Malone

Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Director of Ateliers, Los Angeles
Company Name
Yamaha Corporation of America

Bob Malone is one of the leading experts of band and orchestra instruments in the United States who is currently working as Director of the Ateliers in Los Angeles for Yamaha Corporation of America. Bob became one of the most noted band instrument repairmen in Southern California, where he opened a repair shop that later became a retail outlet as well. His deep passion for the trumpet led to several product designs –and even a patent for the clarinet barrel. His designs helped many noted musicians create custom instruments that matched their needs and helped them to create their own sound.