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21 Pianos Application

21 Piano Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce we have chosen the twenty one receipients of the pianos used in the '21 Piano' performance in King's College Chapel in February.

Simon Pollard, Managing Director of Millers Music, decided to give all twenty one pianos away to local schools across East Anglia to continue to support music education. Over 270 schools and institutions applied to receive one of the twenty one pianos. Simon commented ‘this overwhelming response to the giveaway only served to highlight the lack of funding for music in the curriculum and how at risk music education is for a whole generation. I am pleased to support schools and musical groups and hope the winners thoroughly enjoy their new piano and it has a positive impact on the students and community.'


Abacus Early Learning

Alban Academy

Bedford Free School

Benjamin Britten Academy of Music

City Academy Norwich

City Singers

Cottenham Village College

Humpty Dumpty Pre-School

Huntercombe Hospital Norwich School

Hylands School

Ixworth Free School

Jane Austen College

Mayfield Primary School

Meadow Primary School

Mighty Oaks

Oakington Church of England Primary School

Richmond Fellowship

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

St Giles Church of England Primary School

Sunflowers Care

Wayland Academy


If you are one of the lucky winners we will be in contact shortly to arrange delivery or your piano - congratulations!


Thank you

Millers Music Team


Information about the pianos:

Each of the 21 Pianos is around 150cm wide, 55cm deep and weighs 175kg. The height of each varies from 105cm to 125cm. As each are different please bear in mind that these measurements are just a guideline and each is a little different. They are all upright pianos, no grand pianos are included in the 21 pianos. 

The pianos come with basic castors so they can be moved, but these are not safety castors. Typically safety castors will sit further out at the back and front to make the instrument more stable, but will add about 15cm to the depth of the instrument. These can be fitted for an additional cost of £200 and allow the piano to be moved easily by two people. The standard castors are metal wheels, whereas the safety castors are larger rubber wheels that will not scratch or damage floors. 

These are all acoustic pianos, with no electronic systems built in. Given the variety and age of the instruments, silent systems or electronic systems are not available as an additional extra for these. The manufacturers of these pianos include Challen, Spencer, Herman Mayr, Barrett and Robinson, Neumann, and Baldwin. These are mostly English manufacturers from the last 50 years. Each has been tuned, regulated, and checked over by our piano technicians, but as these are second hand or ex-rental instruments there will be the usual signs of wear and tear on the casework that is normal for pianos of this age. 

Each piano will be tuned and checked before being delivered, but we recommend they are checked within three months again as keys may stiffen and tuning may change as the piano adjusts to the new temperature and humidity level in it's new home. We then recommend each piano is tuned once every six months to ensure it is kept in good condition. 

Our standard price for each tuning is £69 inc VAT, and this includes running repairs and adjustments. If you have several pianos in your school or institution please contact us and we can look at a contract price for maintaining all the pianos on a regular basis. 


For any enquiries please contact Adele Scrivener on 01223 354452 or

Terms and conditions:

  • Winners of the giveaway will need to pay £150 + VAT for delivery
  • Only schools, community centres, churches and other education institutions in East Anglia are eligible to apply to receive a piano
  • A delivery date will be agreed between the school/institution and Millers Music
  • A committee made up of Millers Music and Kings College members will decide on the winners
  • Closing date for all applications is 11 pm 12th March 2017

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