A row of guitars
We’re delighted to introduce Ebony & Ivory, the newest music shop member of the Take it away scheme!
Celebrating 40 years of business, we caught up with the team to find out more about the shop based in Colindale, North-West London as well as their music school which now offers handy online lessons too.
Two people looking at the camera in music shop
A visit from Ella Henderson

How would you describe your shop in three words?

Dedicated to musicians

How did the business get started?

We started about forty years ago when Ajit, who had many years of expertise in piano retail, noticed the need for a dedicated piano shop in north-west London, so he decided to open up the business.

What does your shop specialise in?

Great customer service! Of course. Relating to our instruments, we originally specialised in new and used pianos but we soon broadened our stock to include digital pianos and keyboards, guitars and basses, ukuleles, violins and violas and other instruments. We also carry hundreds of accessories including strings, bows, picks, tuners, metronomes and cases. There’s a great selection of books in store and also a music printing service.

Ebony and Ivory Shop FrontWhat additional services do you offer?

You can come to us for instrument repairs including guitars, amps and keyboards. We can restring guitars, ukuleles, violins and other string instruments and offer setups as well as servicing. We also offer a piano removal service.

What’s your favourite item for sale in the shop right now?

Ukuleles – they are a great way to start learning music!

Name a favourite piece of music. (From any genre you like, absolutely no judgement!)

How do you get involved in your local community?

In the basement below the shop we run a music school that teaches hundreds of children and adults to play musical instruments and learn to love music as much as we do. Normally, we hold concerts with our students twice a year where everyone is welcome.

Find out more about our online music lessons here: ebonyivory.co.uk/online-music-lessons

Black and white photos of children playing piano, violin and singing

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Ebony & Ivory shop details
Ebony and Ivory staff members

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