About Keynote

Music Houses of Papua New Guinea

Keynote Music Houses of Papua New Guinea has adhered to a philosophy of providing the very best to the people of Papua New Guinea for more than 40 years. This has been achieved by providing a full range of musical instruments, sound equipment and accessories that is backed up with technical support and after sales service.

Our suppliers, like Yamaha, Peavey and Laney are leaders in the provision of high quality musical instruments, sound amplification, professional audio equipment and public address systems.
The continual changes to technology means there are constant changes and upgrades to existing models with new products being released to the market, on a regular basis. This provides us with a challenge to bring in the "newest" models and equipment and keep our technical staff up to date with all the changes.
The supply of high quality instruments and audio products is critical to the ongoing success of our company in providing our customers with the best available equipment that has to meet the sometimes challenging environment in Papua New Guinea.

From a PA system for your secondary school to a full band set and sound equipment for the local church, Keynote Music is your one stop shop in Papua New Guinea. Call into one of our stores in Port Moresby or Kokopo to speak to the knowledgeable sales staff about your musical instrument or professional audio requirements.

Our products are also available from the following Keynote Music agents;

  • Brian Bell & Company - Goroka, Madang and Mt Hagen
  • Christian Books Melanesia - Madang, Mt Hagen, Popondetta, Vanimo, Wewak
  • Kimbe Bay Shipping Agencies - Kimbe
  • Wewak Music Centre

We'll help you find the right instrument to suit your personal style!

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A Brief History of Keynote

Music Houses of Papua New Guinea

Max Homann established Keynote Music Houses of Papua New Guinea in 1968. Max came to Papua New Guinea in the early 1950's as an air traffic controller and later worked as a training officer at the college, which was located at 6 Mile in Port Moresby. After many years of service in that field he recognized the need for a quality music store in Port Moresby. This was prompted by his previous experience as a piano tuner and technician in Australia. In March 1968 Keynote Music opened its doors in the original Brian Bell building in Turumu St. Boroko.

Since 1973 Max's son Brett, has been involved with Keynote Music. Brett, like his father Max is a fully qualified piano tuner and repairer. Brett learned his trade with Yamaha Corporation in Japan. Since Max's retirement in 1984, it has been under Brett's direction that Keynote Music has flourished and become what it is today.

Keynote Music is recognised as without doubt the largest supplier of Musical Instruments, Professional Audio and Installed Sound within Papua New Guinea.
Brett's son Craig has now joined the business. Craig is looking forward to contributing his skills to the future growth of Keynote Music.

For over 45 years Keynote Music has been committed to supplying and servicing quality product lines with the sole intention of providing its Papua New Guinea clientele with products that would last them for many years. Keynote Music has had a long association with its suppliers. The Yamaha product line has been with Keynote Music since its inception in 1968. Other quality products include Peavey, Wharfedale Pro, Laney, Meinl, Kapok, Peace Musical, Quik Lok, Tanglewood, Sekaku and SIT Strings.

Many of these products have enjoyed a long relationship with Keynote Music and represent the quality that we insist on to ensure value for our customers.

The Keynote Music team are indeed excited by the future business prospects in PNG and are looking forward to serving the people of Papua New Guinea.