Welcome to Bentside Arts

Bentside Arts is the brainchild of Ken Eschete,RPT, a registered piano technician based in Spokane, Washington. Bentside Arts is a one-stop shop for all your piano inquiries and requirements, serving the Inland Northwest with services ranging from piano tuning, regulation and voicing, piano repair and restoration, piano appraisals, and piano rebuilding – Bentside Arts aims to also bring you the best in used piano sales deals.

“Ken Eschete knows pianos like no one else I know. He understands the instrument from an acoustical physics point of view: the many sophisticated pieces of action, the wood, cast iron, tension of the strings, quality and optimal dimensions of the soundboard and how all the above interact to make glorious sound. A musician himself, he knows the questions to ask a pianist regarding desired quality of touch and response, or the brilliance and warmth of sound needed. Kens restored pianos have a richness of sound and a singing quality that one often encounters only in the finest concert-quality instruments. It is wonderful to be able to play a piano that has had a previous life and has been restored to even higher sound and touch quality. The bonus is that Ken is an artist with wood, so the case will be as beautiful as the sound.” –Jackie Wood, Senior Lecturer in Music, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wa

imageKen’s restorations can be found at the Smithsonian Institution, the Historic Vanderbilt Mansion in New York, Whangari Northlight Theatre in New Zealand and most recently, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wa.

Ken Eschete –
509 828-2420