Markson Pianos

Piano Markson Pianos: components of a piano shop

Founded in 1910 by Louis Markson, a tuner and repairer from Hull, family is key to Markson Pianos. The longstanding business is partnering with mushRoom, providing hosts with discounted services on piano tuning and rental. We head to central London to get to know them better..
Ellen Wilkinson Oboist

meet the musicians Talking with oboist and writer Ellen Wilkinson

Ellen Wilkinson is a third-year undergraduate oboist at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is also the founder and chief editor of ‘RAMpage’, the Royal Academy of Music’s student newspaper, which she set up in the first 2020 lockdown. Ellen ‘enjoys meeting new people’ and with a long-held love for literature and writing, she joined the team with a hope to help create and expand the mushRoom community by interviewing our musicians and hosts, and writing about exciting musical projects...

Engineer and Musical Magpie George Storm

George describes himself as a ‘lapsed mathematician’ who believes that you have to try ‘some of everything that appeals in life’; his dry wit offsets a generous warmth as we sit by a coffee table holding a pile of books which includes a biography of Georgia O’Keeffe and a heavy-looking hardback titled ‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’. George explains that the house can feel empty with just him and his wife Brenda, and that he enjoys welcoming musicians of all ages and abilities into his home…

meet the hosts Lewis & his ‘Rehearsal Rooms’

A classical pianist and music teacher himself, Lewis has created a tranquil corner for his Yamaha C2X grand piano to reside, alongside his adorable black cat, Figaro. We recently paid a visit to Lewis’s North Acton home on a bright crispy February afternoon; when we turned the corner and saw the name of the building, we laughed out loud. Could this place be more perfect?