Musical instruments

Markson Pianos

+44 (0)20 7935 8682

7-8 Chester Court, Albany St, London NW1 4BU, United Kingdom


  • Piano Sales
  • Piano Hire/Rental
  • Advice
  • Tuning

Markson Pianos, London’s famous piano store, founded in 1910, is a third-generation family business. We specialise in the sale and hire of new and secondhand (pre-owned) acoustic and digital, upright and grand pianos.

We aim to offer good value for money, expert advice and unparalleled after sales service through the essential ingredients of a superb selection of pianos for sale and hire.

Our services include hire, maintenance, restoration, removal and tuning of pianos, together with supplying you with the latest technology the music industry has to offer, such as retrofit self-playing mechanisms and silent systems. We specialise in long and short term piano hire in London, the south east and the UK.

At Markson Pianos, we are proud to cater for all your piano needs and our professional, dedicated and experienced staff reflect the service and knowledge we offer our customers.

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Yamaha Music London

+44 (0)20 7432 4400

152-160 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8YA, UK


Yamaha Music London – A unique musical retail store that hits all the right notes! Yamaha Music London is an exciting destination for musicians and aspiring musicians right in the heart of London’s vibrant Soho. We are Yamaha’s only flagship music store outside of Japan and we have a stellar selection of musical instruments, music gear and accessories for you to discover.

Our unique store is located a stone’s throw from Oxford Street and just around the corner from the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Start your musical journey with us by climbing the sweeping staircase which guides you up into our epic Piano Hall displaying a collection of entry-level pianos alongside the Grandest of Grand Pianos through to the very latest Avant Grand and TransAcoustic pianos. Even those who have never learned to play Chopsticks will be wowed! We encourage our customers to try before they buy and with Tokio Myers, Jamie McCullum and Jools Holland ambassadors for Yamaha you never know who you might spot instore!

The Lifestyle experience on the ground floor features modern keyboards, the world’s most popular digital piano and a comprehensive range of brass and woodwind instruments. There are dedicated product areas for Yamaha violins, cellos and the world famous Silent String range. Sssssh! Silent Technology Yamaha is a leading innovator not only in musical instruments but also for its’ award-winning Silent Technology. Silent Technology allows brass players, drummers, violinists, pianists of all levels to practice almost anywere, anytime. Instruments can be played almost silently whilst using headphones without disturbing family, flatmates or neighbours!

The ProSounds Zone for pro musos or those who want to take their music performance and production skills up a level, has a professional musical zone featuring a music stage, live-working PA system and lighting plus instruments for stage, studio and stadiums. Don’t miss the largest display of Yamaha guitars in Europe – an impressive collection whether you are picking your first acoustic guitar or the latest RevStar!

Yamaha Experts Experts will be on hand to give advice whether you’re puzzled about plectrums or overwhelmed by oboes. If you have never played before, and are thinking of picking up an instrument for the first time, the Yamaha Music London team are on hand to guide you through the range, and help you to find the perfect musical instrument of your dreams. Yamaha Music London LIVE! Yamaha Music London has a lineup of live music events from funk to flamenco and country to classical taking place instore all year round AND entry is free!

Due to Yamaha’s close ties with the music industry the events often feature new break through musicians as well as music legends, ProMusicians and leading sound production experts. The demonstrations, workshops, classes and recitals are usually FREE but it is always advisable to reserve your place online. For all the latest events check out the YML calendar here

The store is well-served by public transport, with Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road London Underground stations just minutes away and various bus routes calling at Oxford Street.

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Drums for Schools

0800 1577 686

21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL, United Kingdom

East Midlands

Drums for Schools are different: we’re motivated to make music, not money and we’re passionate about making music-making accessible to everyone.

This means making it easy for players of any ability to get involved, providing support for players and teachers and making it all affordable. It also means Fair Trade, sustainable and recycled materials and brilliant customer service.

Our musical instruments and collections have been tried and tested in hundreds of schools and nurseries in the UK and overseas and all are inclusive, SEN-friendly and fully guaranteed.

We’ve an award-winning range for the Early Years and our acclaimed primary and secondary Class Instrumental Teaching Packs enable both music teachers and non-specialists to satisfy National Music Plan and National Curriculum requirements and make an immediate and long-lasting impact in the classroom and after school.

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Furtados Institute of Piano Technology

+91 98333 99188

Vikhroli West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

The Furtados Institute of Piano Technology has been set up in Mumbai to train piano tuners and technicians to serve the music community in India.

The first two-year diploma course with ten trainees commenced in June 2012, at state-of-the-art workshop premises in Vikhroli (West), in Mumbai. The course is being run by Concert Tuner, Steve Droy, and Piano Restorer and Technician, D J Y Smallman — both from the UK — with over 50 years of experience between them and have transferred residence to Mumbai to create, execute and teach the course. Their services as professional tuners/technicians are therefore available to the city of Mumbai, in particular, and to the rest of the country, in general.

In addition to Annual Maintenance Contracts for pianos in private residences and institutions, and tuning for concerts and events, full restoration and repair jobs are also being undertaken at our professional workshop in Mumbai.

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The Pianoforte Tuners’ Association

+44 (0) 845 6028796

PTA Secretary Mrs Annette Summers PO Box 230 HAILSHAM BN27 9EA

South-East England

The Pianoforte Tuners’ Association was founded in 1913.

The PTA became a trade union in 1920, but was de-registered in 1972 to become a professional body.

Since then, its membership has gradually grown, proclaiming its commitment to improving standards, to the extent that since 1975, all applicants for membership must pass theoretical and practical examinations to prove their ability as qualified tuners or technicians.

For many years, the Association was firmly based in London. However, since 1981, a Convention and Annual General Meeting has been held in different towns throughout Great Britain to which all classes of membership and aspiring non-members are invited,and where they may learn new techniques and hone their skills.

The Association has an international membership around the world.

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The Institute of Musical Instrument Technology was founded in 1938 from the ideas of Sydney Hurren to advance musical instrument technology through the exchange of information and ideas.

Since its foundation, the Institute of Musical Instrument Technology (IMIT) has been recognised as the main professional body covering the whole of the musical instrument industry. Past presidents have included piano-makers, organ-builders, a harpsichord-maker and bell-founder, among others. Its membership includes leaders in design, construction, maintenance and restoration of most types of musical instruments, such as brass, woodwind, and bowed stringed instrument makers, as well as electronic instrument innovators and constructors. Membership of the Institute is the only professional qualification covering the whole field of musical instruments.

The Institute meets on a regular basis to discuss the advancement of musical instrument technology as a whole. Members of the musical public requiring an instrument technicians in a particular field can be assured of the technician’s qualification and their ability to work to a high standard. The IMIT is not in itself a training organisation, nor does it offer grants or bursaries.

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National Association of Musical Instrument Repairers

110/112 Lancaster Road, London, United Kingdom


NAMIR was formed in 1993 to provide a dedicated craft association for the profession of musical instrument repair.

Members repair and make a wide range of instruments, including: woodwind, brass, fretted and non-fretted strings, pianos and percussion instruments.

The Association was incorporated in 2010 and became NAMIR Ltd – A Private Company Limited by Guarantee.

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Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers (AIARP)

+39 (0522) 43 67 93

Via Costa, 5a-421, Castellarano, Province of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Based in Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy, the Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers (AIARP) is committed to the organisation of national and European congresses and members-only technical courses and to focussing on the professional needs of the Pianoforte Technician.

AIARP has never ceased to advertise its initiatives and to make known its own goals, without neglecting the possibilities of meeting with audiences offered by participation in the Italian Trade Show, in particular, the International Piano Concert Hall in Cremona and all congresses that deal with themes related to the piano and its history.

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The Early Music Shop

+44 (0) 1274 288 100

Salts Mill Victoria Road Saltaire West Yorkshire BD18 3LA

The Early Music Shop is the world’s largest early music instrument specialist.

Formerly part of Woods Music Shop in Bradford, The Early Music Shop moved to its prestigious new showroom at Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire in 2007 and has become the largest single source of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque musical instruments world-wide.

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Martin Wenner Flöten

+49 (0) 7731-64085

Aluminiumstraße 8 D-78224 Singen

Martin Wenner Flöten has been making recorders and transverse flutes based on original historical instruments, head joints for flutes as well as ‘modern’ silver flutes (currently on hold) in our flute workshop since 1992.

We are therefore very proud to be the only workshop in the world to successfully make the full flute spectrum for professional players; from Renaissance flutes to modern instruments.

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Tom Lee Music

+852 2723 9932

1-9 Cameron Lane, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Tom Lee Music began with its first retail shop in Hong Kong, and today we have outlets across the territory, in Macau, in the People’s Republic of China, and in Canada.

Tom Lee Music is dedicated to bringing the benefits of music to the community.

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Coach House

+44 (0)1792 584 584

Coach House Pianos, 878 Carmarthen Road, Fforest-fach, Swansea SA5 8HR, UK


Coach House are a modern, dynamic organisation with traditional values and integrity deeply ingrained in our culture. Our commitment is to provide the highest standard of customer service, unrivalled level of stock and competitive prices – just a few factors that mark Coach House’s success over the past 30 years.

Coach House stocks more than 300 pianos from all the world-leading brands including Steinway, Bosendorfer, Yamaha, Kawai and many more.

Operating from several locations across the UK, Coach House is recognised as one of Europe’s largest and most trusted suppliers of quality new, used and restored pianos.

We are committed to supporting and engaging more people in music-making. Our Referral Rewards programme is designed to offer piano teachers across Europe access to preferential pricing on our extensive stock of pianos while rewarding your support with generous commissions.

Please get in touch with us for more information and to receive your free welcome pack.

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Hong Kong Strings Limited

+852 2529 2616

Parker House, 72 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Strings Ltd is Hong Kong’s premiere violin shop.

We offer a wide selection of authentic old and new violins, violas, cellos & bows. Services include expert violin repairs and restoration, bow rehairing, valuations for insurance and free advice on all matters pertaining to the violin family.

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Yamaha workstation

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

+44 (0)844 811 1116 (UK) / 01526 2449 (Republic of Ireland)

Sherbourne Drive, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

• Training of Music School Teachers

• Yamaha Music Schools

Primary Businesses of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

• Musical instruments (Pianos, Digital musical instruments, Wind, String and percussion instruments, Guitars and Drums, Educational musical instruments, Professional audio equipment, Music Schools and Music Education)

• Audio & Video

• Educational Development

• Instrumental and sheet music retail through Yamaha Music London

• Research and development through our R&D centre in Chiswick

Primary Activities of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK):

• Junior Original Concert

• Training of Music School Teachers

• Participating in the YMFE-Scholarship Program

• Yamaha Music Schools

• Jazz Scholarship Awards

• Yamaha Jazz Experience

• YES Magazine (Yamaha Educational Supplement)

• Childine Rocks

• Yamaha Artiste Programme

• Yamaha Download

• Participating in the YMFE-Scholarship Program

• Jazz Scholarship Awards

• Yamaha Artiste Programme

Yamaha’s history began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a broken reed organ in 1887. Shortly thereafter, he successfully completed the first reed organ to be built in Japan.

Since then, Yamaha has continued to produce high-quality products by blending traditional craftsmanship with advanced digital technology. The quality of sound produced by a Yamaha musical instrument reflects the long years of accumulated technical expertise and the skilled craftsmanship of the Company.

With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, the Group is committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.

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Roland keyboard with hands

Roland UK

+44 (0)1792 702701

Atlantic Close, Bon-y-maen, Swansea SA7 9FJ, United Kingdom


Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of musical instruments including pianos, keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices.

Roland (UK) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roland Corporation Japan and we’re based in Swansea, South Wales. Our main focus is electronic musical instruments _ such as digital pianos and accordions, synthesizers and electronic drums and organs _ and professional audio and computer music equipment. These products are loved and trusted by many musicians, from beginners to professionals around the world. Our piano and keyboard offerings include the following:

  • State-of-the-art digital pianos available in grand, upright, stage and speciality models
  • A collection of organs with classical sound and digital control
  • Professional synthesizers for studio and stage
  • Keyboards and accordions, arrangers and controllers

We also have a huge range of production equipment including session mixers, multi-track and handheld recorders, audio interfaces, software and more.

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