John Morley first started making early keyboard instruments in 1955, directly based on original antique examples of the 17th and 18th century.
John Morley Harpsichord and Piano maker first produced Clavichords in 1955 and subsequently Harpsichords and Spinets in the family workshop.
Early Keyboard Instruments include Clavichords, Spinets, Virginals and Harpsichords which are based on original 18th century instruments built using traditional techniques and materials combined with the highest standard of craftsmanship.
A Tradition – The name Morley has been associated with music in London for many years even before Thomas Morley who was Queen Elizabeth I’s Master of Music and organist at St Pauls Cathedral. Robert Morley the younger son of the London piano maker, started his own company in 1881 to make and sell pianos. In 1955 Robert Morley’s great grandson John started to make clavichords, spinets and harpsichords, his craftsmen use specially selected top quality materials and traditional techniques and methods of construction that bring enjoyment to generations of musicians.