Harry Green Senior started the business in 1984 after resigning as branch manager at Lowveld Organ Centre. He was a dynamic businessman in the community and an excellent musician who played a variety of musical instruments. At the age of 17, he toured with Gé Korsten, playing double bass.
After passing away in 1998, Harry Jr took over the reins. While growing up he was exposed to music daily and developed a love for instruments at an early age. From his father, he learned how to tune pianos to full harmonic scaling. On top of that he received world class training at none other than Steinway & Sons in Germany to become a professional piano technician. Harry’s daughters, Karla and Charlene, inherited a love for music from their father and grandfather.
Since Harry took over the business more than 18 years ago, it has had to move to increasingly larger premises three times with the final move to Rapid Falls Industrial Business Park, with a total floor size of 520m2. The business that started with four employees has grown to a staff complement of 14, all full time. They consist of skilled sales executives, service-technicians, experienced sound and lighting technicians, IT technicians, marketing agents, passionate musicians, and an installation team.
Harry regularly attends the Music Messe in Frankfurt, Germany, where musical instruments manufactured around the world, are showcased. This is how he, among others, stays abreast of the latest developments in the world of music. He also won the prestigious Wharfedale Pro competition five times with the opportunity to visit their factory in China.
“We specialise in well-established brands, each with its own unique features. With musical instruments central to our operations, the brands we stock must appeal to musicians, making them feel that this is the shop to buy from, a shop that makes you feel at home, “says Harry.
Harry Green Music World is service-orientated and for this reason believes that business is still going strong after 33 years. In 2014, the idea of an online-shop was birthed, aiming to cater for every person in the music-industry, on a national level. This is simply an extension of many years’ experience, quality client-relationships and service excellence.
Harry Green is also closely involved in music awareness and ‘giving back’ to the community. On an annual basis, toddlers are given the opportunity to learn about musical instruments. Regular training- seminars and various workshops on instruments and sound equipment are hosted for free.
Harry Green Music World is a company that appreciates the importance of quality, service, integrity and particularly experience. We take great pleasure in doing business with them and look forward to many successful years ahead. – Global Music South Africa