Oman Marketing and Services Company (OMASCO) opened its Yamaha Muscat Music boutique at Madinat al Sultan Qaboos on Monday. H H Sayyid Kamil bin Fahd al Said, assistant secretary general for the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for Council of Ministers, inaugurated the boutique. The boutique offers a wide range of Yamaha musical instruments and accessories. Muscat Music, a division within OMASCO, has been appointed the official Yamaha agent for Oman.
The boutique will offer a music services facility with workshops on instrument repair. It will also offer a maintenance contract for acoustic pianos which will cover tunings and small repairs.
“We want to develop music across Oman and our customer service will be second to none,” said Philip Stallwood, general manager, music sales and services, OMASCO.
“We want to reach out to young people in Oman and help them. We have a very exciting young Omani generation that loves traditional music, general Arabic music, Asian and western music. We want to educate them and provide a complete range of Yahama instruments,” said Michael E Hansen, managing director, OMASCO.
The company, he said, plans to set up a music academy in Muscat in the coming year.
“It will involve teachers using Yamaha instruments and helping those who want to enjoy music. The location for the academy will be identified after taking inputs from music schools and guidance from the Royal Opera House,’’ he said.