Messages from the clients
“Our granddaughters were very happy with the results of Mr. Nabeshima's work”
"We want to thank Mr. Kentaro Nabeshima for tuning our old piano. It hadn't been tuned for 34 years and it had been in our basement for the past 26 years, but now our granddaughters required something to practice one while visiting. He came on short notice; in less than a week, and he came prepared. I had cleaned and vacuumed the piano, after uncovering it, but he had his own vacuum and lights, and found spots to vacuum that I didn't know how to access. Mr. Nabeshima, after evaluating our piano, advised us that he would attempt to tune it, but because of its storage in an unheated basement for so long he could not guarantee the result. We said, "Go ahead." He spent over 4 hours on the piano, and according to our daughter, he also 'voiced' it, but he still charged us what he estimated in spite of the time it actually took. Our granddaughters were very happy with the results of Mr. Nabeshima's work. We recommend him highly!"
August Golden, Ann Arbor, August 2016
“We are very grateful and satisfied with his service!”
"Mr. Nabeshima’s piano tuning service is very professional. He takes every step and detail very seriously and accurately. The whole service for my piano took about 3 hours and his charge was very reasonable. He also taught my daughter some knowledge about the structure and function of piano.
We are very grateful and satisfied with his service!"
Xiao, Ann Arbor, July 2016
“It was very comfortable having him in our home”
"We were thrilled with the service Kentaro provided. It was very comfortable having him in our home. We had not realized before this how much work went into tuning a piano! Kentaro is thorough, knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. We were impressed and happy with the outcome! Thank you Kentaro!!!"
Sarah Miklosovic, July 2016
“I will definitely be using him again”
"Kentaro was very kind and courteous from the moment he walked into the house. He very diligently did his work in a timely fashion. He made sure everything was perfect. I highly recommend Kentaro’s Piano Kare and I will definitely be using him again!"
Preeya, Ann Arbor, July 2016
“His professionalism and kindness are second to none”
"This was our first piano tuning so we didn’t really know what to expect. Kentaro was punctual, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about his craft. His professionalism and kindness are second to none, and we will surely be calling him again!"
Piano service client, Washtenaw County, July 2016
“My “new” old piano sounds fantastic!”
"Dear Kentaro, Thank you so much for your fantastic service! My “new” old piano sounds fantastic! Justin and I are really been enjoying playing this summer, and your tuning service has made it so much more appealing to practice. The time you took shows how passionate and detail oriented you are. We rest easy knowing our piano is mouse free! "
Elise$ Justin, Ann Arbor, July 2016
“The quality and depth of sound brought tears to my eyes”
"I need to tell you how impressed I was with your thoroughness & care you took tuning my piano. The quality and depth of sound brought tears to my eyes when you played. Punctuality and knowledge were very appreciated. Thank you for explaining in terms I could understand what the piano needed."
Carmen Maley, Ann Arbor, July 2016
“I would highly recommend him.”
"Kentaro provided outstanding service. He was professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him."
Marci, Ann Arbor, June 2016
“The piano sounded better than it had in a long time”
"We are pleased to recommend Kentaro. We have an older baby grand that badly needed tuning to bring it up to playable condition. Kentaro spent a number of hours meticulously tuning the piano, including cleaning the piano thoroughly, replacing a broken string and making a few other minor repairs. When he finished, the piano sounded better than it had in a long time. Not only was the piano in tune, but the tone was rich and consistent throughout. It will be a joy to get back to playing this piano.
Kentaro is thoroughly knowledgeable about pianos, and provided excellent advice about options for further restoration measures we could take, as well as which could be delayed or may not be worth the cost.
Scheduling was easy and Kentaro was punctual. His prices were reasonable, even quite a bargain considering the time he took with the piano. In short, we highly recommend Kentaro for any tuning or piano repair needs you have."
Jon, Ypsilanti, June 2016
“I could not have asked for a better experience!”
"When the piano I got for my husband as an anniversary and birthday present arrived at my house, it needed some serious attention. It had not been played in years, tuned in even longer. I found a local piano expert online (Kentaro) & sent him an email. He replied within minutes! He was accommodating and friendly through the scheduling process. He then spent over 4 ours on a Saturday making the piano sound beautiful! I could not have asked for a better experience! Highly recommend."
Mary S., Ann Arbor, June 2016
"Mr. Nabeshima performed the first tuning on my new piano. He arrived on time and even sent a link allowing me to see his location while he was on his way.
Once he’s here, he worked 4+ hours without break. He tuned the keys, and also corrected double strike on several notes. In the end, the surface was polished and keys were cleaned. He also spent 15 minutes explaining to me what has been done and how to care my piano.
Excellent service. Highly recommended!"
P. W., Birmingham, May 2016
“Thank you, Kentaro, for being so polite and patient; your hard work is very much appreciated!”
"Kentaro did an excellent job tuning our family piano! He was very thorough in his explanation of the piano tuning process before the tuning, and answered any questions we had politely and thoroughly during the tuning. Our piano hadn’t been tuned in over 20 years, so Kentaro was very careful and patient in tuning it, and now it sounds and plays beautifully! He also thoroughly explained how the tuning went, issues he ran into, and how to take better care of our piano, which was really nice. Thank you, Kentaro, for being so polite and patient; your hard work is very much appreciated!"
Diana Rus, Saline, May 2016
“He loves his work and it really shows!”
"I am so grateful to have found out about Kentaro’s service. He is meticulous, conscientious and truly dedicated to his craft. The entire experience left us with a great feeling and our piano sounds fantastic. He loves his work and it really shows!"
Brian Cressman, Ann Arbor, (May 2016)
“Kentaro’s high precision expertise and diligence is unsurpassed!!”
"Thank you Kentaro!!
We are very pleased with our well-tuned piano. It is now a great joy to listen to anyone playing it. Kentaro’s high precision expertise and diligence is unsurpassed!! He is highly reliable and his passion for piano tuning is clearly evident. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a piano tuned!! A+++"
K. Mueller, Ann Arbor, May 2016
“I will definitely call him again next year.”
"I am absolutely delighted with my newly tuned piano. Kentaro was a joy to work with from start to finish. I was surprised but pleased to get a full report on what services he performed. I will definitely call him again next year."
Kathy Schoof, Dexter, May 2016
“Kentaro did not consider the job finished until he could do everything possible to make things perfect"
"It was a pleasure to welcome Kentaro Nabeshima to our home to tune our piano. He was very polite and conscientious. The piano sounds great now! Kentaro did not consider the job finished until he could do everything possible to make things perfect, including action on all keys, as well as new knobs for the cover. He went above and beyond. We highly recommend him for his skill and work ethic."
Ann Gladwin, Ann Arbor, April 2016
“It was so neat watching you clean and tune our piano.”
"I really enjoyed meeting you. You spent so much time cleaning and making sure our piano was in tune. It sounds beautiful. I would highly recommend your service to anyone. –Anna"
"It was so neat watching you clean and tune our piano. From Grace, 6"
Anna Momoh (and her daughter, Grace), Ann Arbor, (April 2016)
“His love of the piano shows through"
"Kentaro did an amazing job with my piano. He was able to fine tune it, point out to me some possible future issues, and even cleaned the keys. It sounds beautiful. He worked hard for 3 hours, and the results are telling. We highly recommend him and will hire him regularly. His love of the piano shows through"
Susan Miller, Ann Arbor, March 2016
“We will definitely hire him again"
"Kentaro is very polite, easy to work with, and did a lovely job tuning our piano. We will definitely hire him again."
Hallie Prescott, Ann Arbor, March 2016
-An artwork from her daughter who plays her piano was also provided.
Hello Nora, Thank you for your artwork! -Kentaro
“The sound is so wonderful after the service"
"It is a great pleasure to have Kentaro to come to my house to service my piano. Mr. Nabeshima is a very patience, professional and wonderful person. He took his time to service the piano and make sure all the keys are in a good position. The sound is so wonderful after the service. My son (Vaden) who is the one who play piano said we should have him come back each year. Thanks."
Eleana, Shelby Township, March 2016
“Playing it now has reminded me why I fell in love with this particular instrument in the first place"
"Dear Kentaro, Thank you for tuning our Yamaha upright piano today! Thanks also for taking the time to answer all my curious questions along the way. Since the tuning, I have been playing everything from Debussy to Elton John to my own compositions. The piano was already in excellent condition, but playing it now has reminded me why I fell in love with this particular instrument in the first place – the richness of its bass and baritone are unlike any upright I’ve ever known. I am completely satisfied with your work, and I look forward to working with you again in the future!"
Ian Roeder, Ann Arbor, February 2016
“Kentaro made our piano better than I can ever remember it sounding"
"I moved my Mom’s old piano into my home several years ago. It was not particularly out of tune, but I would notice problems as I played more complex & rich chords. I finally decided to get it tuned, and I’m so glad I did. Kentaro did an excellent job tuning our piano. He took his time, explained his work & actually worked longer than promised to ensure pedal response & great tuning. I have already played my piano more in the few days than I had previously in several months. It is so much more rewarding to play a piano that sounds great and Kentaro made our piano better than I can ever remember it sounding."
David W., Ann Arbor, February 2016
“Thankfully Mr. Kentaro tuned the piano until it was better than new”
"Mr. Kentaro is a hard worker that dedicates countless hours towards changing a piano to having an alluring sound. Proof of this was when he spent 4 hours of this Saturday harmonizing our 40 year old piano into an impeccable instrument. This aged piano is expected to have flaws but we decided we wanted to keep it a little longer, and could be rectified by a conscientious person. Before being tuned many keys had a muted sound and the piano did not release an angelic enough sound to feel enjoyable while practicing. The pedal also did not function properly, hence disabling the pieces played to be performed with the artistic style that should have been expressed. Thankfully Mr. Kentaro tuned the piano until it was better than new, we were then able to play with enjoyment on our prominent instrument!"
Celeste, Branden & Family, Novi, (Jan, 2016)
“He truly enjoys and excels at his craft"
"I recently had my piano serviced by Mr. Nabeshima. It had been moved twice since its previous tuning. I am very happy with the result! The piano sounds fantastic and Mr. Nabeshima went above and beyond my expectations to repair a pin and very enthusiastic about his work, for which I am very thankful. He truly enjoys and excels at his craft. I highly recommend Mr. Nabeshima to service anyone’s piano."
Tony Wesley, Ann Arbor, January 2016
“After your visit, my piano plays more beautifully than ever."
"Dear Kentaro, Thank you so much! Throughout this whole process, you were so professional, kind, and helpful. I appreciated your punctual, polite correspondence and your flexibility. You were so good to me, my family, my dog, and most importantly my piano. After your visit, my piano plays more beautifully than ever. I can get a much larger dynamic range and the notes play clearer (and more in tune) than ever before. Even though my piano was especially challenging, you persevered and transformed my practically unplayable show-piece into a beautiful instrument I can’t keep my hands off of. Thank you for everything! I can promise you will be hearing from me next time my piano needs service. Sincerely, Tasha"
Tasha Thomas, Ann Arbor, January 2016
“I am already recommending him to all my friends."
"I love Kentaro! He is extremely kind, generous, & knowledgeable. He provided prompt, professional service, and left my 45-yr-old piano – which hadn’t been tuned in some 30 years – in perfect condition. I’ll never use anyone else to servicing my piano, and I am already recommending him to all my friends. I am delighted that I found Kentaro!"
Theresa Reid, Ann Arbor, January 2016
“Our piano hasn’t sounded this good in years!"
"Kentaro- It was a pleasure to meet you! Our piano hadn’t been tuned in quite some time so we knew you would have a big job in front of you!The extra attention to detail, the added effort and time you offered without added charge to bring our piano back into tune were greatly appreciated!We also appreciated how neat and careful you were. Thanks so much! Our piano hasn’t sounded this good in years! Debbie"
Debbie Ventura, Saline, January 2016
“I feel lucky to have known him. I believe you would feel the same, too."
"While Shopping for a used piano in summer 2015, I was looking for inspection service. I found Kentaro in PTG’s directory. I asked him to help. He inspected the piano thoroughly, and provided a professional report, detailing all aspects of the prospective unit. It was instrumental to the purchasing decision. After I bought the piano, I had him tune it. He carefully went through each key to ensure proper pitch. He also took care of other issues during the session. He is always honest and upfront. His charge is very reasonable. His service exceeds my expectation. He helps make piano ownership much more straightforward. I can not praise him well enough. If you are looking for quality piano service, the search should end here. I feel lucky to have known him. I believe you would feel the same, too."
J.S., Ann Arbor, January 2016