Herbert Newton

Herbert Newton opened his piano store in 1939, a few years after becoming a piano tuner in the Norfolk area. Back in the beginning of the store, traveling out to nearby farms was key to his success. A decade later he found the key to be servicing pianos for the US Navy. Herb spent decades bringing music to his customers and teaching their children to play. He also served the industry, sitting on the NAMM Board from 1967 and '68 and being a strong supporter of the American Music Conference (AMC). The day of our interview he recalled showing the NAMM board some early TV ads he created, which was rather innovative for the time. He later won two Best Brand Name awards in 1958 and 1959.


Interview Date:
September 8, 2005
Date of Birth:
May 18, 1915
Deceased Date:
February 11, 2010
Job Title:
Past President, Founder
Newton Piano and Organ Company

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