Company Overview
Our history began in 1887 when Yamaha founder Torakusu Yamaha completed a difficult repair job on a reed organ at a Japanese primary school. Perhaps no one thought at the time that this event would mark the beginning of 130-plus year history during which Yamaha would become a world-leading brand in musical instruments, other products, and services dear to the hearts of people everywhere.

True to its slogan, “Sharing Passion & Performance,” the Yamaha Group helps enrich people’s lives day in and day out. Since our founding in 1887, we have offered the world a rich scope of products and services focused on sound and music. We want to create excitement and inspiration everywhere, joyfully highlighting music in life, education, and culture. We are deeply committed to creating customer value by offering products and services that draw on our reservoir of technology, know-how, and musical sensitivities. We have accumulated these values over our long history and are keen to address new challenges with a passion going beyond our customers’ expectations, always renewing our inspiration, and theirs. We are dedicated to engaging proactively with our customers to propose products and services that will stir their hearts over a lifetime. Looking ahead, we will be making every effort to ensure that we continue to be an “Indispensable, Brilliantly Individual Company,” always honouring long and close relationships with our customers.

Corporate Philosophy

The Corporate Philosophy defines the reason for Yamaha's existence as a company and the goals that we seek to achieve through our work together.

Sharing Passion & Performance
With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.

Yamaha Way
The Yamaha Way explains the mindset that all employees of the Yamaha Group should adopt, and the manner in which they should act on a daily basis, in order to put the corporate philosophy into practice.
  • Embrace Your Will: While endeavoring to provide customer satisfaction and contribute to society and culture, be passionate in your work.
  • Stand on Integrity: Take pride in your work but maintain an attitude of humility, working with integrity to provide craftsmanship and services of the highest quality.
  • Take Proactive Actions- Initiative: Be proactive in your work; observe, consider, discuss, and act to strengthen individual and team performance.
  • Go Beyond the Limits- Challenge: Don't limit yourself—have the courage to take on new challenges.
  • Stick to the Goals- Commitment: Demonstrate the creativity and fortitude required to ensure your commitments are met.


At Yamaha, we enrich lives through music. Want to help us share innovative new instruments, teach children and adults how to play, shape the music performed in concert halls and recording studios, and immerse homes in theater-quality sound? If you share our passion for filling the world with music, read on!
  • Creativity: We will find innovative and imaginative solutions to customers needs and business challenges.
  • Teamwork: We will achieve superior results through effective teamwork and cooperation.
  • Quality: We will consistently deliver excellent service and superior quality to our internal and external customers.
  • Efficiency: We will consistently drive excellence in our business process to achieve superior results.
So how do you get in on the action at Yamaha? Check out current job openings, from our headquarters in Buena Park, California to our Artist Services and Atelier offices in New York City, and many points in between.
Company Summary
Yamaha Corporation of America
Number of Employees
(714) 522-9522
6600 Orangethorpe Avenue
Buena Park, CA