Tom Lee Music
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Tom Lee Music's logo
|Tom Lee Music Co. Ltd.|
|music instrumentals retailer, music school, art and music events box office (Urban Ticketing System "URBTIX" with Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Government of Hong Kong)|
|Industry||retail, music education, stage sound engineering|
|Founded||Hong Kong (1953)|
|Headquarters||11th Floor, Silvercord Tower 1, 30 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong (Head Office)|
Number of locations
|22 stores in Hong Kong
11 stores in Canada
1 in Macau
|Hong Kong (since 1953), Canada (since 1969)|
|Henry Lee (Vice Chairman)|
|Subsidiaries||Tom Lee Music Foundation, Tom Lee Music Academy|
Tom Lee Music Hong Kong is the largest musical instrument retailer in Hong Kong. As of 2016, it operates 17 stores in Hong Kong. Founded in 1953 by Thomas Tse-ven Lee, the company obtained Yamaha musical instruments' exclusive distribution rights for the Hong Kong market in 1960 and has operated as their sole distributor in the territory ever since.
Apart from musical instruments and music publications for classical music and pop music, Tom Lee Music also sells professional recording equipment.
Instrument repair and maintenance service
Tom Lee Music in Hong Kong offers repair and maintenance services for various musical instruments including and audio products. Their service received ISO 9001:2008 QMS certificate in 2009.
Recording studio and concert hall
Tom Lee Music Foundation was formed in 1977 (non-profit-making) to promote music through education and events for general public. They run various classical, pop music and group lessons such as the Yamaha Music Program.
In Hong Kong, Tom Lee Music run annual music events including Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition and Soundbase acoustic band competition, "Music Carnival" at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and various piano competitions and music instruments workshops.
Tom Lee Music Canada was incorporated in 1969. Its main showroom is located on Granville Street, in Downtown Vancouver. The company operates eight Tom Lee Music locations throughout British Columbia, and four stores under the Steinway Piano Gallery name in Markham, Mississauga, Ottawa, and Calgary.
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- Thomas Lee NAMM Oral History Interview (2011)
- Betty Lee NAMM Oral History Interview (2011)
- John K.C. Lee NAMM Oral History Interview (2011)
- Frank Lee NAMM Oral History Interview (2011)
- Kenny Lee NAMM Oral History Interview (2011)
- Henry Lee NAMM Oral History Interview (2011)
- Katie Yu NAMM Oral History Interview (2011)