James Harding


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Director of Sales & Marketing
Company Name
Riverton Piano Company

James Harding is very passionate about his role in the music industry and particularly proud of his efforts to foster strong relationships between piano dealers and piano teachers. James has worked for several music stores for which he has learned much about the importance of solid relationships and strong customer service. One of his first mentors was John Simon of Simon Music Specialists in Iowa. He also worked closely and learned from Robin Walenta at West Music, Ron Gist at Gist Piano Center, and currently with Kevin at Riverton Piano Company. James has also been active within the music industry, providing presentations and educational sessions aimed at developing partnerships with teachers and adding value to each customer experience.