Welcome to Bentside Arts

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.



Wonderful Work

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

Delightful Experience

“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

Find Us


Internationally award-winning pianist, Dr. Archie Chen of Spokane, WA, takes control over the historic 1797 Broadwood Grand Piano as he plays Franz Schubert pieces. This 1797 Broadwood Grand Piano is currently for sale. Click for more details.
This is an example of some voicing work that I have done. Angie Zhang is playing Caroline Shaw’s Gustave Le Gray with Chopin’s Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4 performed on a limited edition Bösendorfer. It is believed there are less than six in the world. It is owned by Charlie Metz of Palm Springs, CA. Credits to Charlie Metz and Angie Zhang.

Listen to recent restoration of Steinway B. 

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