Welcome to Bentside Arts

   Bentside Arts is the brainchild of Ken Eschete, a registered piano technician certified by the Piano Technicians Guild. Based in Spokane, WA. Bentside Arts is a one-stop shop for all your piano inquiries and requirements, serving the Inland Northwest with services including piano tuning, regulation, voicing, repairs and complete restoration. Bentside Arts aims to also bring you the best in used piano sales deals.

As the concert tuner for Northwestern University, Ken has prepared pianos for nearly 3,000 concerts and recitals,  Daniel Barenboim, Emanuel Ax, Richard Goode, Yefim Bronfman, Andre Watts, Stephen Hough, Misha Dichter and Menahem Pressler.  Other artists have included Frank Sinatra, Randy Newman, Lisa Minnelli, George Winston, and YoYo Ma.

Most recently, he has restored the historic 1894 Bluthner grand piano at the Washington State Capitol Building  His interview on NPR radio contains clips of the piano being played by Spokane’s best artists.  Here it using this link to that broadcast:


Spokesman Review article : http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/aug/03/historic-moldenhauer-piano-returns-to-spokane-for-/

Other important restorations have included the Prince Albert Erard grand piano at the Smithsonian; Abraham Lincoln’s White House grand piano at the Chicago History Museum and the art case Steinway at the Vanderbilt Historic Mansion.

Ken Eschete

Listen to recent restoration of Steinway B :