Oral History Information
Ian Harvey has served as Executive Officer of the Australian Music Products Association since taking over for Rob Walker in 1999. Since that time, Ian has been on the front lines in the world-wide effort to expand the music industry globally. Ian has developed relations with other countries and companies to form strong alliances in getting the message out about the benefits of active music making. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Ian played clarinet in school and later performed jazz before working for the retail store, Rose Music. That store was later bought by Yamaha, which led to Ian’s 16-year career with that musical instrument giant. He served as the manager of the Yamaha school programs in Australia working with teachers, parents and retailers across the country.