Our past customers made us who we are today. Today's customers are our future.
We'd love you to be a part of our history.

Since 1981, Venables Pianos has proudly been a genuine family business, technician owned and run. Exemplary standard in buying advice, piano preparation and long-term after-sales care is something we believe can only be achieved through knowing our customers and remembering them years later.You will soon appreciate how a long-established family business cares better about the standards it delivers and the long-term reputation its previous generation worked so hard to win.

Being a second-generation technician-run family business, means I truly care about the complete customer experience; standard of piano stocked and instrument preparation/quality control and sustaining the enviable reputation my father worked hard to gain – continuing the legacy! I’ve worked within this business since I was a child… pianos are my life.

Will Venables standing in the grand piano hall at Piano House in front of 2 new Yamaha CX series grand pianos

Chris Venables (founder)

Chris Venables began his career as a tuner-technician over 30 years ago. Within the first year he opened his first piano showroom and soon became well-known for his progressive approach to piano retailing. 

1984 saw the launch of the Chris Venables range of hand-finished pianos, followed shortly by John Broadwood and Sons awarding Venables the first license in the UK to hand-finish their upright range to clients’ specification. 

Having received technical training from both Steinway and Yamaha, Chris has prepared Concert Grand Pianos for EMI Classical Music, BBC Radio, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Peter Donohoe, John Lill, Peter Katin and Jose Carreras.


Chris Venables is an ambassador for new instruments and goes to great lengths to promote them. He summons up a truly missionary zeal to convince people they will get better value buying new… His success is due to the combination of an incurable passion for pianos with an entrepreneurial flair which is quick to see opportunities and act on them.

Join our family of Venables Pianos by becoming a truly valued customer! Feel respected and remembered years after purchase. After all, a piano is part of your musical journey and we hope to serve you ongoing.