Messages from the clients
I’m very happy that I found the perfect piano technician.
"I am very satisfied with Kentaro’s service. He is an amazing professional who clearly loves his job. He did an incredibly thorough job. I could see him going one by one key, over and over, until he was completely satisfied with the result. I’m very happy that I found the perfect piano technician. I’ll keep relying on his service for years to come. -Ana
Thank you for tuning my piano! -Nicolas"
Ana Baylin, Ann Arbor, February 2017
We were very happy with how the piano sounded after the tuning
"We were recommended to Kentaro by a friend. We reached out to him through his site and appreciated his prompt reply and flexibility in scheduling. Kentaro was professional and transparent. He was passionate about his work and took his time to get the right sound. He was also happy to answer questions about the piano and how to properly maintain it. We were very happy with how the piano sounded after the tuning, and we look forward to our next appointment!"
Rujia, Ann Arbor, January 2017
Kentaro gets five stars!
"Kentaro was referred to us by another piano tuner. He installed a humidity system on our Steinway piano. We have found Kentaro to be polite, prompt, organized, generous, and knowledgeable. We intend to continue using his service for all of our piano needs. Kentaro gets five stars!"
Karol G., Farmington Hills, December 2016
The piano now sounds great
"Kentaro was superb! My family and I recommend him highly and without hesitation. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He’s clearly a perfectionist who loves music and takes pride in his service. Scheduling the tuning appointment by email was simple. Kentaro offered many appointments on weekends, important for those who work outside the home during the week. Our appointment was scheduled for a Saturday at 1:30. A bit before the appointment, I received an email from Kentaro’s Piano Kare letting me know that an earlier appointment had run longer than expected and that he would arrive a bit later than scheduled, 1:50 to be exact. The email included a link to a live map so I could see precisely where he was! Very cool; Kentaro arrived at 1:50. How’s that for customer service? Before beginning work, he explained the potential charges that may incur, depending on what he discovered as he worked on the piano. His pricing was absolutely reasonable. The piano now sounds great, and my middle school-aged son, who uses the piano to help him practice french horn, is thrilled. He had been bugging me to get the piano tuned, as it was off key and bugging him terribly (his ear is better than mine). If you need piano tuning, I cannot recommend Kentaro strongly enough. Wonderful experience all around. We will definitely invite Kentaro back, hopefully before my son starts complaining again……"
Diane Fingar and Martin Myers, Ann Arbor, December 2016
His skill restored our piano from a very out-of-tune instrument with some sticking keys to like new, excellent condition
"Kentaro is a professional and a very exacting technician. His skill restored our piano from a very out-of-tune instrument with some sticking keys to like new, excellent condition. We highly recommend him for any needs you have for piano repair and tuning."
Happy client, Ann Arbor, December 2016
The old piano has never sounded better
"I was very happy with Kentaro’s piano tuning. The old piano has never sounded better and I appreciate the patient approach to tuning each not so as to avoid broken strings. His explanations were clear and he delivered great service."
Scott Hartley, Ann Arbor, December 2016
We love having our songs played on our newly tuned piano!!
"Thank you for working so hard to do an amazing job tuning our old and neglected piano. We love having our songs played on our newly tuned piano!! You were faced with a large challenge dealing with our piano and you were patient and took your time to give us an amazing result! Thank you so very much "
Gwen Harrigan, Ann Arbor, November 2016
After tuning, the piano sounds different and I feel more into it.
"Dear Kentaro, Thank you for servicing my piano! My 8-year old daughter usually practiced 15 minutes of piano a day. The day after your tuned my piano, my daughter played 45 minutes continuously without adult’s supervision/pushing. I was pleasantly surprised and asked her why. Her “word-for-word” response was “After tuning, the piano sounds different and I feel more into it.” Thanks again!"
Ken Liao, Ann Arbor, November 2016
Now it sounds beautiful.
"(1) Kentaro has done an excellent job in tuning our piano. It was not tuned for a few years and he worked diligently at it for a long time. Now it sounds beautiful.
(2) Our piano is old and he has handled the tuning without damage to internal parts.
(3) He is very knowledgeable and passionate about working with piano.
(4) We will recommend Kentaro for piano tuning whole heartedly."
Shubhada Kulkarni, Canton, October 2016
Even though our piano was new we still wanted the best technician to fine tune it... And that Kentaro did.
"We were fortunate to get referred to Mr. Kentaro Nabeshima by our friends. They said that he did wonders with their newly acquired antique grand piano. Even though our piano was new we still wanted the best technician to fine tune it... And that Kentaro did. Not only did he take almost three hours to do just that but he made sure that I understood the procedure that he would undertake. Mr. Nabeshima takes his work very serious and you can really sense that in his demeanor. It is as if he is performing surgery.
My wife and I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Kentaro Nabeshima to everyone who is serious about playing a fine tuned instrument."
Roman Kuchersky, Bloomfield Hills, October 2016
I would definitely recommend your piano service to others.
"Dear Mr. Kentaro,
Thank you for coming out to service our piano. I appreciate your flexibility with schedule arrangements, your prompt follow-up via texting and emailing and your professionalism in coming out and carrying your work through while at the house. Thank you for offering to clean the piano inside + outside along with the tuning service. Your courtesy of taking off your shoes upon entering the home was much appreciated. Thank you for guaranteeing your work and being very dedicated & detailed with your workmanship! I would definitely recommend your piano service to others. Whishing you all the best as you build your business!"
Michelle, South Lyon, October 2016
I am most pleased!
"My piano sounds bright again. I am very happy with tuning. And bonus; got to listen to Schumann as Mr K tested his work. Everything was clean and neatly cared for during Process and I am most pleased!"
Mary, Chelsea, October 2016
Kentaro came in and got the job done with no hassle.
"Kentaro is highly organized and responsible. I am a professional and had a fairly difficult problem, which another respected technician couldn’t handle. Kentaro came in and got the job done with no hassle. I’m very happy with the results and plan on having him tune the piano at the restaurant I work at regularly in the future."
Louis Johnson, Ann Arbor, October 2016
I am very happy to have you taking care of our piano!
Thank you very much for tuning my daughter’s piano. You did a very good job! I felt the way you tuned our piano is just like tuning your own one. You are very responsible, respectful and professional. Thank you so much for answering my questions, and gave me very helpful information. You are very patient, and take good care of the details. I am very happy to have you taking care of our piano! Take care & Wish your business do very well!"
Clair, Canton, October 2016
They all required major work which he performed expertly and extremely reasonably.
"I have used Mr. Nabeshima’s service for three pianos. They hadn’t been tuned in at least 20 years and the was able to restore them all to pitch and action. They all required major work which he performed expertly and extremely reasonably. I could not be more pleased, and I will recommend him highly and without reservation!"
Carolyn Dicks, Clinton, October 2016
People at LLamasoft appreciate your good work!
"Kentaro is great.
He has the required equipments to take care of issues related to tuning a piano.
He is very passionate at what he does and played a piece beautifully right after tuning the piano. It sounds great.
Kentaro, Prople at LLamasoft appreciate your good work!"
Arad, Ann Arbor, September 2016
I will be recommending his piano service to as many fellow musicians as I can, especially other University of Michigan students
"Kentaro is utterly professional, a very skilled piano tuner, and a friendly and kind man. I could not have been happier with his piano service; he responded quickly to my messages, showed up exactly on time, explained to me his tuning techniques as he worked, and charged me a reasonable and very affordable rate. I will be recommending his piano service to as many fellow musicians as I can, especially other University of Michigan students, and will definitely keep hiring him for as long as I live in Ann Arbor. My piano sounds beautiful!"
Andrew, Ann Arbor, September 2016
Very satisfied with Kentaro’s work
"Thank you so much Kentaro for being so helpful and nice. I found him through google. He not only tuned our old piano but also repaired so nicely with a very reasonable cost. He is very hardworking who truly loves his work.
He even helped me with options while I was looking to buy a new piano. His detailed report of the service he had performed was amazing, when I received in email.
We will definitely call him again and would highly recommend him. I am very happy that we found Kentaro to tune our piano.
Thank you for tuning my piano. I enjoy my piano. I take piano lessons now. Thank you very much.
Moni’s daughter (4th Grade)"
Moni, Ann Arbor, September 2016
“We highly recommend him as a reliable and highly competent piano technician”
"We are very pleased with Kentaro’s excellent service and his high standard of professionalism. He took great care and has done a beautiful job of restoring the playability and sound quality to our newly adopted, long-neglected piano. I especially appreciate his patience with my questions & concerns.
We highly recommend him as a reliable and highly competent piano technician."
JAR, Ann Arbor, August 2016
“I fully recommend him”
"Kentaro does a great job. He’s very pleasant to work with, prompt, courteous. I fully recommend him."
Brian, Ann Arbor, August 2016