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A village piano shop has been shortlisted for a nationwide award that recognises excellence customer service and making music more accessible.

Family-run Montague Pianos in Northchurch is one of only five music stores shortlisted from more than 200 retailers for the Take It Away Retailer of the Year Award.

The High Street shop was nominated by customers for delivering outstanding customer service and for going above and beyond the ordinary in ‘supporting music making in the community’.

Store director Lee Chapman said: “We are delighted that our customers have nominated us for this special award - and thrilled to be shortlisted.

“We believe that every child should have the opportunity to play music and the Take It Away scheme helps make this a reality.”

The winner of the award will be announced at the glittering MIA Music Awards ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank on Tuesday, November 18.

Local piano store shortlisted for Retailer of the Year Award

Northchurch based Montague Pianos is one of only five music stores shortlisted

from over 200 nationwide retailers for the Take it away Retailer of the Year Award.

Take it away is an Arts Council initiative that aims to make musical instruments more

accessible to children and young people. A keen supporter of the scheme, Montague

Pianos was nominated by customers for delivering outstanding customer service and for

going ‘above and beyond the ordinary in supporting music making in the community’.

Director of Montague Pianos Lee Chapman says ‘We are delighted that our customers

have nominated us for this special award - and thrilled to be shortlisted! We believe that

every child should have the opportunity to play music, and the Take it away scheme helps

make this a reality.’

The winner of the Take it away Retailer of the Year Award will be announced at the

glittering MIA Music Awards ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank on Tuesday 18th

November.

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Editors Notes

About Montague Pianos

Since 1879, Montague Pianos has built a trusted reputation for supplying handpicked,

quality pianos & delivering expert piano aftercare services. Today, Montague Pianos is a

family run business directed by Lee Chapman. Lee is an experienced musician with over

a decade of working in the piano trade. We are committed to delivering an expert,

personable & knowledgeable service to customers.

www.montaguepianos.co.uk

About the MIA Music Awards

The MIA awards have become a major celebration for the whole sector, honouring and

celebrating the top individuals and organisations within the musical instrument industry

and providing an opportunity to acknowledge the professionals and organisations who

continue to drive forward creativity and innovation.

www.miamusicawards.com

About Take it away

Take it away is an Arts Council England initiative operated by Creative United, designed

to help more children and young people get involved in learning and playing music.The

scheme is offered through a network of 300+ music shops across England.

www.takeitaway.org.uk