Colin Steel


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Keyboard Corner

Colin Steel is the founder of Keyboard Corner and KC's Rock Shop, both located in Melbourne, Australia. Colin began his career in music retail at Brash's Music in 1968 during the great home organ boom. Having talked his parents into purchasing a Wurlitzer organ when Colin was 14, he knew all aspects of the instrument by the time he was asked to sell them at the store. He was a natural and soon developed into a manager for the store. In 1977, he decided to open his own store, which was established with the Yamaha brand. The store continues as the Yamaha dealer to this day and in the 1990s, Colin opened a combo store next door to Keyboard Corner called KC's Rock Shop.