About Coach House Pianos
History of Coach House
It all started over a quarter of a century ago, from a 250-year-old landmark Coach House…
Coach House Pianos became established as the trusted, family operated piano specialists. Our quaint old building served its purpose for numerous years with its maximum capacity of 23 pianos! However, increasing demand for our pianos resulted in the inevitable move to larger premises!
Purpose built premises became essential in order to display complete ranges of upright and grand pianos.
Our elegant Regency style showrooms complete with Minstrels Gallery was designed to offer you an unparalleled experience when choosing your piano.
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Welcome From Our Founder
Over the past 30 years at Coach House, I have worked with an enthusiastic team of staff members who passionately uphold our company ethos of outstanding customer care and unrivalled piano knowledge.
Being associated with such a dynamic organisation and superior piano brands is truly inspirational, and I am delighted to offer you this opportunity to enjoy the Coach House experience for yourself.
Our facilities now have capacity to display several hundred pianos of most makes, models and styles – we are confident you will find your dream piano amongst our vast and varied selection of instruments.
Nick Rusling relocates from longstanding family piano business in Bristol (Bristol Piano Company) to establish his own business in Swansea... COACH HOUSE is born!
Coach House (thus named because business started from the coach house at the rear of the old family home) becomes established in piano sales, restoration and polishing.
A very apt Georgian coach house two storey detached premises purchased. for piano sales on the ground floor and polishing and restoration on the first floor.
Coach House joined by long qualified piano tuner, Mr Jack Stevens (long-term manager of famous music retailers Duck, Son & Pinker of Pulteney Bridge, Bath), and Mr Colin J Humble who was trained in piano tuning by Mr Stevens...still working with us after nearly 30 years!
The Coach House oval is born! A classical elliptical shape is developed that is to last more than 25 years!
A minor inversion of logo gives the Coach House brand a slight refreshed and modern look!
Simon Rusling, (youngest brother of Nick) joined the business and trained in both piano polishing and as a piano technician.
Freehold land purchased - on A483 main arterial road from M4 - complete with chapel for conversion or demolition and rebuild
Sold Georgian coach house and relocated to rented premises in view of developing the acquired main road location site. Decision made to demolish chapel and purpose build distinctive new Regency style piano showrooms and gallery.
Planning permission granted and Coach House new project build begins!
Grand opening of the new showroom and gallery. Steinway & Sons choose Coach House as their appointed dealership and received visit from Steinway director Mr Bob Dove and UK manager Mr Geoff Oakley!
Coach House introduce gold and green to their iconic branding.
Steingraeber exclusive piano dealership established at Coach House. Pictured: Managing Director and family member Udo Steingraeber visits Coach House for the opening launch.
Jerry Rusling (middle brother between Nick and Simon!) joins Coach House as sales executive.
Detached premises adjacent to Coach House purchased for extra storage and workshop space.
Caribbean affiliation partnership established with Pianoman Music Centre in Barbados.
A new 3D verison of the famous logo is developed!
New Europa House multi-offices and warehousing opened near main showrooms to provide for further business growth.
Coach House adopts an innovative new CH icon that also forms the grand piano outline as part of an iconic re-brand. A testimony to the synergy of its traditional values and dynamic approach to the music industry.
New Spectrum House premises opened adjacent to Europa House for expansion programme supplying all musical instruments to schools and music institutions. Newly fitted out to accommodate our Premium Yamaha instrument demonstration centre, luxury Bosendorfer piano showroom and also newly constructed larger piano restoration workshops to further increase output.