Welcome to the website of Michael Cole, instrument maker & author

Here you'll find reliable information about antique keyboard instruments, their music, and related topics. (This site is scanned and archived by the British Library.)

Michael's Blog can be found in the dropdown menu (below 'HOME') from any page.

With over 6000 views our youtube video featuring a Longman & Broderip piano continues to introduce new people to the charming sonorities of these instruments. The yellow text above the picture links direct.

Pioneer Piano Makers in London, a paper published in the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, continues to be the most popular item from the RMARC site read and/or downloaded more than 1200 times. It features Plenius, Neubauer, & H.B.Vietor.

Latest: Debenham & Cole have recently received notice that our paper featuring piano maker Frederick Beck, and his association with inlay specialist Christopher Fuhrlohg, is to be published in The London Journal. Further news expected soon.

Recent revision: 15 January 2018

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