Broadwood Pianos: Then and Now

Broadwood Pianos: Then and Now John Broadwood & Sons are the oldest English piano manufacturers still operating today. They have a long history that has been central to the development of the modern day piano as we know it, starting from its beginnings in the harpsichord trade. In 1728 Swiss harpsichord maker Burkat Shudi started…

Bath piano teacher persuades Andrei Gavrilov to give Bath concert

We delivered a Kawai ES7 stage piano yesterday, to the Kaposvar rehersal room at the Guildhall in Bath. The Kawai ES7 stage piano was being used pre performance for Andrei Gavrilov who later performed works by Sergey Prokofiev. One of the world’s great concert pianists, Andrei Gavrilov, made a rare UK appearance in Bath yesterday thanks to an unlikely friendship with local piano teacher…

Steinway Year End Savings Event

Moving Steinway upright and grand pianos can be a little more of a challenge than moving other traditional pianos. With older Steinway upright pianos they often have slightly bowed undersides and weigh considerably more than other piano makes so they can sit quite awkwardly on our piano moving equipment, this is all due to the size and construction…

Piano removal and disposal

Unwanted Piano disposal and removal Piano removal and disposal is now a big subject. Following on from our article in the Telegraph paper on Sunday we were asked to speak to the presenter of a BBC Three Counties Radio programme to provide our opinion on just why so many old pianos are now being disposed of? It`s…

Cool Piano Designs

We are always happy to move pianos of all different shapes, weights and sizes on a daily basis. However do check these fantastic piano designs, many from the main piano manufacturers from around the world and we just love these new piano designs ! however, how easy will they be to deliver to the top floor, that`s the question on our lips?…

How we fell out of tune with the piano

We were delighted to work with the Telegraph newspaper on Thursday last week they wanted to undertake a review of just how many pianos are now being disposed of within the UK. As we specialise in all piano related areas including piano sales and piano event hire see our sister companies www.thepianoshopbath.co.uk www.directpianohire.co.uk we were…

Students push piano off roof to mark key day

A lesson though obviously not for piano movers, on how to move a piano extremely quickly down six floors,  students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have dropped a piano from their dormitory roof, marking a tradition dating from 1972. The event, at the Baker House dormitory in Cambridge, US, marks the last day students can drop classes without them…

Piano tuning changes brain structure

We haven`t got any statistics to hand yet in relation to what general effect piano removal work has on the brain but we will obviously post our findings when we have them available! Piano tuning involves listening to the sound of two notes being played simultaneously. Playing the two notes at the same time creates a wobbling…

Play Me, I’m Yours Street Pianos In London

London: 2012 Olympics and Pianos! We undertake a lot of piano removal work moving uprights and grand pianos from Bristol to London however we have never been asked to leave one on a pavement not yet anyway! Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, which has been touring internationally since 2008. More than 600 pianos…