Category: Pianos

Meet our staff: Piano tuner and restorer David Manson
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Meet our staff: Piano tuner and restorer David Manson

Tell us a bit about yourself: How did you become a piano tuner and restorer? I started in the piano business at the age of 17. I had moved to London to start work at Danemann piano manufacturers and learned how to make pianos there. I then moved to another well known company called Knight...

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Top ten tips for effective practice

Practice is a vital part of learning & performing- how do we make our session truly productive? The Finchcocks team share their top tips for meaningful improvement in practice… Warming up: Like any physical work out, warm-ups for musical practice are vital too. They are an opportunity to prepare your body and mind for work...

Spice up your practice: practice tips for all
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Spice up your practice: practice tips for all

How do you practise? : A question many an instrumental and singing teacher asks their students. The reaction is often one of awkward tumbleweed, or dazed confusion. (If the student knows, that is, that the answer should be something other than “Well, I play it through a few times.”!) It’s not a surprise how often...

Our first weekend course!
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Our first weekend course!

We’re very excited to have run our first weekend piano course which ended up being entirely sold out. The course was run by our Musical Director, Dave Hall, who did an absolutely fabulous job of engaging and inspiring our group of advanced intermediates. Dave kicked off the weekend with a workshop session – “All about...

Seven Grand Pianos delivered by Crane!
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Seven Grand Pianos delivered by Crane!

Over the past few months, we have been acquiring some really magnificent grand pianos and after careful restoration of the cellar, we were ready to put them all in situ this weekend. What we hadn’t entirely anticipated was that not a single one of our grand pianos would fit down the 18th century staircase to...

A New Grand Piano!
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A New Grand Piano!

We’re very pleased to announce the latest addition to our collection – a very handsome Grotrian Steinweg concert grand piano. And at 7ft 3in, the model 220 grand piano is the second largest piano in our piano collection. The partnership between Friedrick Grotrian and Theodor Steinweg began in the 1850s. A few years before, Theodor’s father,...