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Meet “The New Guy”

Everyone has to start somewhere.

I’m Sean Tokuyama and my boss refers to me as “the new guy” at Yamaha, which is accurate, so I can’t blame him.

Who Exactly am I and Why am I Here?

I’m 26 years old and I was born and raised in Newport Beach, California, but my heart is in Los Angeles, as I lived there for eight years. After a stint doing music blogging and PR/artist management, I’m now a marketing development specialist in the Professional Audio division at Yamaha, and one of my responsibilities is writing about my journey of learning about audio and more. Pretty cool, right?

As you might have guessed, I’m a “music guy” too. I love listening to and playing music, and in my spare time I’m a guitarist, producer and house/techno DJ. During high school, I performed in a reggae band with my best friends, and later on as a DJ, I played festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas and Lucidity in Santa Barbara, as well as venues/nightclubs like the Hollywood Palladium, Exchange LA, Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and San Francisco’s Harlot, among others. Good times!

Even though I’ve done this and that, I had to start somewhere – just like you and everyone else – and you’ll be hearing about my experiences in this series of blog postings. I suspect they might be a lot like yours!

So What’s Next?

Me playing the Avalon Hollywood.

You can expect a lot of postings from me in the months ahead, as well as from my colleague, John Schauer, who knows a thing or two about getting great sound. We’ll be sharing:

– Important info on all things audio
– My personal stories of learning about audio
– Showcases of people using audio equipment – people just like you
– News about cool new Yamaha audio products and technologies
– And definitely much more…

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