Charles Kieny Accordionist Composer mushRoom

meet the hosts Charles Kieny: Augmented Accordionist and Composer

Ever wondered what you get when you combine jazz and metal music? Accordionist and composer Charles Kieny is determined to find out, with his experimental ensemble CKRAFT spanning centuries of musical influence, from monks of the Middle Ages to the French band Gojira. We crossed the metaphorical channel to chat to him on zoom and gleaned some practical tips for independent musicians starting out in France, as well as discovering his “crush” on the cello with his more intimate chamber project, Crozphonics...
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..

meet the hosts 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...

Piano Care in Pandemic Time

In the words of Beethoven, music can change the world. With the coronavirus raging war, instruments have seen livelier days. Though many now sit neglected and unloved while students feud with finding practice rooms. Have a piano? We say revive it by renting it out. mushRoom connects musical spaces with musicians to build communities. Together with Markson Pianos, we impart the essentials of COVID-19 piano care so you can safely host students and musicians in your space.

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?