Jul 03 2019
A. Hanna & Sons Pianos is a family run piano shop and on site piano workshop in Wimbledon, London. We caught up with Catherine Penfold, the store’s social media and marketing manager, for a quick chat.
How would you describe your shop in three words?
All things PIANOS!
How long have you been in business?
Since 1960, with our Wimbledon showroom opening in 1990.
What does your shop specialise in?
Visit our Wimbledon showroom to discover a vast range of new and secondhand pianos from top quality brands including Yamaha, Cavendish, Ritmüller and many more, available in various models to suit all tastes and budgets.
What additional services do you offer?
From our dedicated on-site workshop we provide expert piano repair and restoration, giving new life to beloved family pianos to ensure they can be played and enjoyed for many years to come. On the road, our professional piano technicians have been tuning & servicing pianos for over 30 years EACH! They are passionate about delivering the highest level of piano care and maintenance to every customer. If you are moving house or planning an event we can also assist with specialist piano transport and removal services.
What’s your favourite item for sale in the shop right now?
Our expertly restored antique Pleyel baby-grand piano has to be seen to be believed! Originally built between 1898-99 in the Parisian Pleyel factory, this piano has undergone a full internal restoration consisting of a brand new roller action, as well as an external casework repolish. Expert care has been take to maintain the excellent sound quality and touch synonymous with the Pleyel brand, and alongside the stunning ‘Empire Style’ decorative woodwork this piano is a truly showstopping instrument. You can see the piano and hear how it sounds in our behind the scenes video “Playing a Pleyel” on YouTube.
Name a favourite piece of music!
I have always loved ‘Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini’, Op.43 Variation 18 by Rachmaninoff. It reminds me of my father playing the piece on our family piano when I was a child, and was one of many pieces that inspired me to start learning the piano myself and go on to do my music degree.
Do you get involved in your local community? If so, how?
Yes, we regularly take part in and sponsor local events which support music and music education in and around Wimbledon. Most recently we had a very successful Learn to Play Day where we offered free taster piano lessons, and we also hosted the Wimbledon Piano Competition in June and a Piano Recital at Holy Trinity Church, South Wimbledon.
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Our expertly restored antique Pleyel baby-grand piano has to be seen to be believed! Originally built between 1898-99 in the Parisian Pleyel factory, this piano has undergone a full internal restoration consisting of a brand new roller action, as well as an external casework repolish. See it in action here.
Morley piano decorated by local artist Sheri Lennon and local children in the middle of Wimbledon Piazza as part of Merton Arts Festival 2018. (Also for sale)
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