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Ian House

Telephone Number :  07837 277547

Email address :  ian@ianhouse.net

Website :  www.ianhouse.net

About Ian

Ian House is a popular concert musician who performs extensively throughout Europe. Over a relatively short space of time he has built a strong reputation for his musical creativity and technological knowledge and now works closely with Yamaha Corporation Japan and Yamaha Music Europe.

Born and raised in Bristol as part of an extremely musical family, it is hard to pin down Ian’s main creative influences. He was encouraged to begin his musical education at the age of seven and originally chose to study the keyboard, later progressing onto the organ. In the years that followed, he worked through his musical grades ultimately achieving a Performance Diploma from the London College of Music and Media. At the age of 13 Ian was introduced to the theatre organ through a visit to the Thursford collection in Norfolk, England. This inspired him to study the instrument further and he later went on to win the Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition in 2003.

Ian’s passion for music isn’t limited to just keyboard instruments, he is also an accomplished drummer and percussionist and has a keen interest in music technology with experience in both live and production sound.

On his 16th birthday, Ian started work at Swift Music in Bristol where he was introduced to music retail by Nick and Margaret Swift. His interest in the music industry, marketing and business began to grow and he soon came to the attention of Roland UK. This association would later develop to him touring with top of the range Roland Atelier series of instruments as well as programming many of their pre-made sounds and settings. Ian was subsequently asked to perform on behalf of Roland Europe which included several shows and promotions in Germany and Holland.

In 2009 Ian was feeling ready for a change and It was at this point that he was was approached and subsequently employed as the senior piano and keyboard specialist for Bonners Music Superstore, then the largest independent music instrument store in the UK.

As Ian’s name started to spread throughout both the concert circuit and music retail, Yamaha began to take notice and in May 2011 he was asked to work with the company. Yamaha is the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturer and Ian now works as both a consultant and a National Piano and Keyboard specialist for Yamaha Music Europe and Yamaha Corporation Japan – a role that see’s him take an active involvement in product development and also takes him throughout the country demonstrating their full range of digital piano and keyboard instruments, as well as assisting in marketing activities, product development and providing support and training clinics for customers and music shop staff alike.

As well as respected musician, Ian is also a freelance web developer and was the person who rebuilt the OrganFax website to its current form.

Ian’s passion for music and technology is contagious.

Ian's Photo Gallery

Ian at the Wurlizter in Woking. With fellow demonstrator Richard Bower during the Yamaha Tyros 10th Anniversary Tour  With fellow demonstrator Richard Bower during the Yamaha Tyros 10th Anniversary Tour

Ian's Concert Diary

Ian's Festival appearances

Ian will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2016

April 1st

   Music For All

May 15th

   St. Andries Bay - May 2016

May 20th

   Yamaha Keyboard Festival

September 19th

   Seacroft Sizzling September Spectacular

2017

March 31st

   Seacroft Spring Spectacular

April 10th

   Wizard Festivals Music For All

May 7th

   The Blackpool Extravaganza

June 26th

   AOE Summer Break

Concerts in 2016
January 23rdYamaha Expo @ Kent Keyboard Fair
January 24thYamaha Expo @ Kent Keyboard Fair
January 29thYamaha Presentation @ Musicroom, Portsmouth
January 30thYamaha in-store @ Musicroom, Portsmouth
February 5thTrowbridge Electronic Organ Club (more details)

A G M Start at 7:00pm doors open at 6:30pm

February 8thYamaha User Group @ Rimmers Music, Bolton
February 11thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)
February 12thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
February 16thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Chelmsford
February 17thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Southend
February 18thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Eastbourne
February 23rdYamaha Xperts On Tour, Peterborough
February 24thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Banbury
February 25thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Worcester
March 3rdYamaha Xperts On Tour, Edinburgh
March 8thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Nottingham
March 9thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Bolton
March 15thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Exeter
April 1stYamaha Expo @ Sand Bay Festival
April 2ndYamaha Expo @ Sand Bay Festival
April 3rdYamaha Expo @ Sand Bay Festival
April 13thCharnwood Music For All
April 14thBurntwood Music For All
April 15thYamaha Expo @ Seacroft Festival
April 16thYamaha Expo @ Seacroft Festival
April 17thYamaha Expo @ Seacroft Festival
April 18thYamaha Expo @ Seacroft Festival
April 26thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
May 8thYamaha Expo @ Blackpool Festival
May 9thYamaha Expo @ Blackpool Festival
May 17thSt Audries Bay festival
May 18thSt Audries Bay festival
May 19thHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
May 22ndYamaha Sessions @ YKF Festival
June 8thHailsham Organ Club
July 7thBridport Electronic Organ Club
July 8thYamaha Expo @ Mill Rythe Festival
July 9thYamaha Expo @ Mill Rythe Festival
July 10thYamaha Expo @ Mill Rythe Festival
July 12thYamaha instore @ Pianoroom, Portsmouth
July 13thWatford Organ & Keyboard Club
July 14thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Banbury
July 19thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
July 26thNew Forest Organ Society
August 10thAbergele and District Electronic Organ Society
August 11thSleaford Organ Club
August 23rdSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
August 31stYamaha Xperts On Tour, Peterborough
September 1stYamaha Xperts On Tour, Chelmsford
September 5thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Bolton
September 6thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Chester
September 7thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Nottingham
September 13thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Edinburgh
September 14thFife Electronic Organ Society
September 22ndYamaha Expo @ Seacroft Festival
September 23rdYamaha Expo @ Seacroft Festival
September 27thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Exeter
September 28thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Portsmouth
September 29thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Eastbourne
September 30thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Bromley
October 4thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Lincoln
October 5thYamaha Xperts On Tour, Birmingham
October 21stYamaha Club Festival
October 22ndYamaha Club Festival
October 23rdYamaha Club Festival
November 25thCrawley Keyboard Club
Concerts in 2017
January 3rdEastbourne Organ and Keyboard Club
January 21stChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
January 26thTaunton and Wellington Keyboard Club
February 13thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
February 17thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
March 1stNorth Herts Organ Society
March 21stWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
March 26thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

April 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
April 9thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
April 12thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
June 29thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
July 4thBexley Music Club
July 18thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
October 11thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
October 31stNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
November 2ndNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
November 14thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club