Experts In Pianos For Education

From delivering students the world’s finest pianos and piano masterclasses, to simplifying inventory upgrades and leasing, we ensure music is a right not a privilege in schools across the UK.

Expert advisors

David Halford joined in 2016 as Coach House’s Education Business Manager to oversee Music Department Solutions and promote the use of pianos for education in institutions around the UK, this includes pioneering and organising events, conferences and workshops throughout the academic year.

A graduate of Music, David’s passion dates back to his early childhood when he first began learning the piano. This was later enhanced by a couple of inspirational school music teachers. His belief in the importance of music education has driven his career seeing him work for giants of the piano world: Steinway, Bösendorfer, Yamaha and Kemble.

An accomplished musician himself, David’s diverse appreciation for almost all musical genres, from Renaissance choral music to Jazz, Blues and Pop, brings a unique energy to the role and a genuine excitement to see students engaging in music-making of all kinds.

Working closely with the UK’s top schools, his expertise gained from over 30 years in the industry, combined with his passion for promoting the teaching of music in schools, allow him to offer impartial and detailed advice, and provide the best-tailored solutions for music departments.

David’s sensibilities as a family man immediately fit with Coach House’s roots as a family business. The company has nurtured his talent, helping him pioneer both a biennial school piano competition and the first-ever Heads of Keyboard Conference in the UK.

Dedicated to championing Coach House as the most trusted provider of quality pianos to both institutions and individuals, David is a valued asset and vital member of the Coach House team.

“For me, there’s no greater feeling than knowing I’ve helped facilitate superb music education in the UK’s top schools, and hopefully instilled a greater love of  music in students all over the country.”

David Halford



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Coach House is unique in the UK as the only supplier of all the leading piano brands, therefore offering unbiased information and negotiating the best prices from manufacturers.

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We offer many piano related services, including restoration. Should you have a much-loved instrument in need of attention, Coach House provides a comprehensive restoration service guaranteed to revive your cherished instruments.


Coach House education clients can benefit from the connections we have with many top concert artists across all musical genres, and teachers from the UK’s finest institutions. Whether it is a concert, workshop or masterclass, we will work with you to create an event that will motivate, inspire and entertain students, staff and parents, as well as providing prestige and PR for the school.


Coach House will help you with organising and managing successful fundraising campaigns to purchase new pianos. Our ‘Sponsor a Key’ and ‘Notes for Notes’ initiatives have enabled many schools to achieve results that were way beyond expectations.


When the requirement is greater than the budget, we have a range of funding options to enable our education clients to procure pianos and musical instruments. We will work with you and your school bursary to find the best funding solution to meet your needs and provide the best possible musical outcome.


For you to plan and make the case for future purchases and servicing, we offer a free appraisal of your existing piano inventory. This involves visiting the school to assess each piano and provide a detailed report outlining the existing condition, expected lifespan, and value of each piano. Our very strong connections within the used piano trade both at home and overseas means we are often able to offer extremely high part-exchange values.


We understand that every environment has different acoustics and that knowing how a piano will sound in its intended location is very important. We offer the unique service of bringing a selection of pianos to you to trial in the school so that you can make the right choice.

Transport Team

Coach House is one of the very few companies in the UK that has its own dedicated, professional piano transport team. We offer deliveries and piano moving services throughout the whole country, and because it is our own service, we can provide flexible delivery times to suit your requirements.


Our team is here to help with any questions you may have
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All leading brands

Coach House is unique in the UK as the only supplier of all leading brands of both new and used pianos. The advantage of this for our education clients is not only the choice we can offer, but also the unbiased advice we can give. It also allows us to negotiate the best buying prices from manufacturers. These savings are then passed to our education clients.