Our Passion for Pianos

Meet our Team of Piano Experts


David is the Founder and Managing Director of Courtney Pianos. He started the business in 1977 and has remained at the helm ever since. He has overseen and worked on countless piano restorations and enjoys the setting up and precise regulation and fine tuning of each piano that has entered our workshop.


Ade is an expert piano technician with over 30 years experience. He has worked on hundreds of pianos through his career and shows great expertise about the inside and outside of a piano. Ades main responsibilities include the action, keyboard and damper restoration of all the moving parts of the piano.


Simon is a piano technician and tuner who has a wealth of experience in all aspects of piano restoration. After running his own business since 1980 he joined the CP team in 2000. Simon’s expertise is the restoration of the soundboard and consequent restringing of the majority of pianos that come into the CP workshop.


Barry is an expert French Polisher. He joined Courtney Pianos after the previous piano restorers he worked for, for 40 years, closed. He brought with him these years of experience and is probably the most experienced and is, without a doubt, a very fine French polisher.


Caroline works on the administration side of the business ensuring the business runs smoothly and the customer is kept informed throughout their restoration.


Rob is the newest member of the team and is responsible for all things web, social media and technology related at Courtney Pianos. He also makes the tea.



M. W. Threadgold

The piano is wonderful! It sounds excellent and looks excellent too!

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Specialists in piano restoration since 1977

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01865 790400

Showroom and workshop at 43 Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BN