A Family Run Business
We are a family business with our roots starting back in the 1950's with the owner's father, Arthur Metcalfe's piano tuning and repair business evolving in 1998 with the opening of the Full Octave Music Shop.
The Full Octave, as well as being a general music shop specialises in all things piano (both upright and grand), with a passion for resurrecting older, well loved instruments.
We hope you enjoy browsing through our website and should you be visiting the Lake District, you will always be assured of a warm welcome and any non musical friends, can always rest with a cup of tea in our child friendly garden.
The Full Octave specialise in pianos, offering quality instruments at a price we hope you will find pleasantly surprising. We restore grand and upright pianos for clients and for our own well stocked showrooms. We have also recently become a dealer for the acclaimed Fuerich range of acoustic pianos in additon to becoming main dealers for Korg digital pianos.
The pianos we restore are often the higher quality English and German instruments which we sell for a fraction of the price of a new piano, giving the customer a broader choice of style and touch.
We offer conscientious after sales care which includes a professional piano tuning service and are pleased to tune pianos over a wide area. In addition The Full Octave undertakes moves of both grand and uprights pianos.
See 'All Things Piano' for more information.
We provide a local hub for musicians from both the supply of instruments and accessories, to a medium enabling the sharing of news and information. We feel that being an integral part of the community is of great importance to us. We have a strong working relationship with a local music charity (Furness Music Centre). Anyone new to the area, whatever age or ability, would be made extremely welcome to attend the FMC on a Saturday morning, whether they be orchestral or vocal. Do visit their website www.furnessmusiccentre.com
We offer conscientious after sales care which includes a professional piano tuning service and are pleased to tune pianos over a wide area. In addition, The Full Octave undertakes moves of both grand and uprights pianos.
The Full Octave has staff, who either play, teach or repair instruments. They are well qualified to give advice. If you are looking for a student instrument or beyond, we stock a range of brands. Including: Yamaha, Packer, Artemis, Trevor James, Vivace and Jupiter and brass instruments from John Packer. although we can source other brands.
See 'Woodwind/Brass' for more information.
We offer a range of stringed instruments incl. acoustic guitars, folk instruments and violins. We try to source instruments from a range of suppliers to allow as great a choice as possible.
See 'Strings' for more information.
We pride ourselves on our sheet music service. We have a wide range of exam. popular and classical music which you are welcome to browse. If you prefer to be assisted by our knowledgeable staff, call us and we will be pleased to post out to you. We have a exceptionally large collection of secondhand music, plus new music at greatly reduced prices.
See 'Sheet Music' for more information.