Our workshop specializes in the restoration and rebuilding of historical instruments and modern instruments.
Ken Eschete is a Steinway-trained piano technician and aural tuner. As the Director of Keyboard Maintenance at Northwestern University for 13 years, Ken honed his skills by working with piano faculty and visiting artists, including YoYoMa, Daniel Barenboim, Emanuel Ax, Richard Goode, Yefim Bronfman, Andre Watts, Stephen Hough, Misha Dichter, and Renée Fleming.
Now based in Spokane, WA., Ken offers complete services including piano tuning, regulation, voicing, repairs, complete restoration, and action balancing. Ken holds the highest level of membership in the Piano Technicians Guild and is a frequent lecturer at the PTG National Institute.
Ken’s restoration work can be found at the Smithsonian Institution, the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY, and the Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia, WA.
“Howard and I can not say thank you enough for your wonderful work on our pianos. We are spending many hours a day now, uninterrupted and for the sheer joy of it. Having such well regulated instruments is a joy.“
– Charles Metz, Pianist, Palm Springs, CA
“Happy New Year and I hope this message finds you well. First off, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your work on the Baldwin piano in the recital hall. The concert was a delightful experience, and everyone truly enjoyed playing the instrument. We’ve received consistently positive feedback, which is a testament to your dedication and skill.”
– Dr. Archie Chen, Pianist, Spokane, WA
Listen to recent restoration of Steinway B.