5 - 7 Bridge St
NN14 6EW

United Kingdom

Tel: 01536 710529

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Monday to Thursday

10am to 5pm


1pm to 5pm

Sat, Sun & Evenings:

 by appointment

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One of the largest showrooms of new and used piano’s in the Midlands. We are a family business established for over 30 years. We sell both new and used pianos and believe it is important to offer a wide range of makes to choose from. By getting to know the best pianos to stock and preparing them to a high standard, we have built up a great deal of knowledge and expertise over the years. We always offer a warm and friendly welcome, Jon & Chris.

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Josef’s Pianos

5 - 7 Bridge Street



NN14 6EW

Tel: 01536 710529

Shop Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday


Fridays: 1pm-5pm

Sat, Sun & evenings:

By appointment

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 Advice for beginners

Learning the piano is a very creative and rewarding experience. For children it develops concentration and perseverance as well as emotional expression. It has even been linked with mathematical ability! Many adults tell us it is something they have always wished to do but have never had the chance before with all of the other commitments which always seem to come first. It is often used by professional people to provide a regular moment of relaxation in the day.

Whatever the motivation, learning the piano is a special thing to do and is well worth making the time for. It should be fun and it is good if you can find a teacher who you really get on well with. Regular practice is important though and it is essential to have a good instrument to use to begin with.

Starting off with an old piano that doesn’t stay in tune is very discouraging, worse still when some of the notes just won`t work. The biggest risk here is to lose the interest and enthusiasm which you have built up just because the piano doesn`t play right. To get used to the right pitch and develop proper technique you do need a piano that stays in tune and works properly.

So the problems often found with older pianos are just as relevant for beginners as for anyone else. Would you really consider buying an old car, `a bit sluggish and brakes iffy, but OK for a learner driver`? In our view, there is no such thing as an old piano `suitable for beginner`, so do read our section on used pianos carefully.

The choice between a real or digital piano is also important when you are learning. A real piano allows the pupil to develop much more feeling and expression in their playing. If this skill is not built in at a fairly early stage, it can be more difficult to learn later.

Despite advances, the key touch on a keyboard or digital piano is still very different and they always rely on a sampled sound. It can therefore be unsettling if you have to switch over to a real piano at grade exams for instance.

We believe it is best to begin with the instrument you eventually want to play so that you can develop the proper techniques right from the start. If you do start off with digital for the initial stages but eventually want to play the real piano, then monitor progress carefully with your teacher to decide when you need to move up.

“We are very pleased with the choice we made. The children enjoy playing the piano much more and appreciate the sound compared to the old one”

“The choice and help given from people who are clearly both passionate and knowledgeable about music, combined with after sales help was very important”