James Harding

Director of Sales and Marketing
Riverton Piano Company

Originally from the farmlands of Iowa, James Harding has built a reputation in the piano industry as a technology and music education expert. He studied piano from 4 years old until he graduated from L'école de Musique at age 18. He then went on to major in voice and music ministry until finally entering the piano business in 2001.

During the past 17-plus years, James has received countless awards and certifications from such prestigious names as Henry Steinway and Ikutaro Kakehashi (founder of Roland). Through his "Tech Beat" column in Music Inc. magazine—and his presentations for industry groups all over the United States—James has had the opportunity to share ideas with the finest minds in the business.

An avid bloger, web designer, author and musician, James is always working on something new.