Welcome to the website of Michael Cole, harpsichord maker & piano historian

Here you'll find reliable and well-researched information about antique keyboard instruments, music, and related topics. This site is frequently scanned and archived by the British Library.

Showing above: a charming square piano by John Preston of London, 1790.

Much enjoyed by those who were there - a recent concert featuring an early grand piano by Clementi. More information: michael's blog.

It is encouraging to see that our youtube video featuring a Longman & Broderip piano, has passed 2000 views and continues to introduce more people to the delightful sonorities of these instruments.

Last revised: 20 November 2015

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