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How To Build A Piano

  • Adam Cox

    Cavendish Pianos



BCU STEAMhouse – Lab Room



The theme of this year’s festival is “Truth” so we begin by taking a sideways look at this concept.

A brief answer to  “How on earth did you get involved in building pianos?” is followed by a view of our products and a crash course on how to build your very own piano!


Adam Cox

Founder of Cavendish Pianos

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Founder of Cavendish Pianos

Adam Cox is the founder of Cavendish pianos. His company handcrafts pianos in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

After a degree in modern languages at Leeds University Adam studied piano technology at Leeds College of Music. Before leaving college he set up Headingley Pianos in 1994. Starting with one piano the business gradually grew. In 2012 the company relocated to Bolton Abbey and became Yorkshire Pianos. Housed in a converted forge the premises incorporates the factory for building the award-winning Cavendish Pianos. Now in its sixth year Cavendish pianos are sold throughout the UK and exported to China.


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BCU STEAMhouse – Lab Room

STEAMhouse is a unique new space for innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration. Powered by Birmingham City University, their free workshops and events allow people to share and develop their ideas with experts from many different backgrounds. The venue has specially designed spaces to encourage businesses to incubate new ideas, and prototype new products and services. It also houses a fabrication facility where members can experiment with digital, wood, metal and print production.

STEAMhouse is located on Digbeth High Street, a stone’s throw from the city centre.

  • Nearby Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Toilets
  • Accessible Toilets

108 Digbeth,
Birmingham, UK

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