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Purchaser Testimonials


What a world we live in. Buy a piano online in New York, send it to Texas down on a creek, 30 miles from the nearest stop light, 2 miles down a dirt road. Plug it in and it plays excellent. What a great business you are running Dennis. Thanks from Texas.
Raymond Henry, Lafores TX


Hello Dennis, The piano reached my house last Friday. It reached in Japan December 23rd, but because of new year holiday in Japan, it spent much more time to get it. As you say, the piano is excellent sound and perfect condition! Thank you for the excellent piano! I’m glad that I can get the piano from Pianotek. I have a friend who is looking for steinway piano, I may introduce about Pianotek. Thank you very much.
Naoki & Mika, Tokyo  Japan


Purchased a player piano and love it. Pleasure doing business with Pianotek   
J. Curtis, 
Palos Verdes CA


I recently purchased a Yamaha U1 from Dennis and I felt like I needed to share a few thoughts with anyone out there looking to purchase a piano remotely. If you are like me and do not live in or near a big city, you quickly come to the realization that you are going to have to purchase a piano remotely. As you know, purchasing a piano is a daunting task. The choices are endless and the people selling them range from experts to salesman to people who just want to take your money. After looking through every website known to man and talking to countless people, I ended up purchasing a piano from Dennis for one reason...I felt like Dennis wanted to match me with a piano that I would enjoy playing. I didn’t get that feeling from everyone else. I originally called Dennis to inquire about a grand piano he had for sale and after talking to me for a few minutes, Dennis suggested I take a look at an upright instead. I dismissed the idea and kept on with my search for a grand piano.  After some time I thought maybe I should listen to Dennis and kept going back to his website to listen to his Yamaha uprights. I found that the Yamaha uprights sounded better than most all of the grands I had been considering, but at a fraction of the price. I decided to take the leap and purchased a 1985 Yamaha U1 and I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful this piano looks and plays. I have had several people comment that they thought the piano was brand new. My thought to you if you are on the fence or just tired of looking around and wondering if the advice you are getting is true... just stop and call Dennis. He will match you with a piano in your price range and you can spend your time playing your new piano instead of looking for one. Thanks Dennis for recommending my Yamaha upright. I Love my “new” piano.
D. Venneri, State College PA


The Yamaha we purchased at The Pianotek Company was one of the best things weve ever done!   
P. ChiccharroNorthport NY


I would like to let you know how happy I am with my purchase from Pianotek. Our new Yamaha U1 piano just arrived and it is everything that I was hoping it to be!  The condition is amazing and it really does look as good as new. The sound of the piano is fantastic- it has a great bass and an overall medium tone that I was hoping for. I will enjoy playing this professional quality piano, and I look forward to my kids learning on it for many years to come! I would like to write a review for your web site to help encourage people that are looking, similar to the position I was in not long ago. For anyone reading this review, I purchased from Pianotek entirely “remotely” from the Toledo, Ohio area. I was not able to go into the shop and I did not elect to have an independent 3rd party check the piano. However, I did my homework on the Yamaha U1’s, talked with local “experts” on used Pianos (including a local company that couldn’t get me a used U1 in the black finish), and read many of the reviews on the web site and a few others.  All of those things helped me make a decision to go with Pianotek, and I am very happy I did. Dennis- It has been a real pleasure working with you.  The YouTube video of the piano really helped me see and hear what I was going to be purchasing. You’ve been fantastic at communicating, and are always quick to respond. You answered every question I had very quickly and helped me through the entire process, every step of the way. I was especially impressed because I happened to be shopping when Hurricane Sandy was going through your area the same week. I can’t imagine all the other things you were probably having to deal with at that time- I really appreciate the customer service! PS- if you ever need a reference in this area, I would be glad to provide one. I am also planning to give you a call when my Church is piano shopping for a full sized grand later next year! 
PPS - if you ever make a music CD or mp3, I would love to buy it- your songs are fantastic!
Greg Huber, Northwood OH  (Toledo area)


Awesome product!  Piano is better than new!...My wife and I are more than pleased. 
C. Socci,  New York  NY


Great piano, great service.. a real gentleman.   
C. Pelli, Massapequa NY


Wow what a wonderful Steinway this is! The touch is exactly perfect. The music coming out of this Steinway is truly beautiful. The most subtle nuances are possible when playing a composition. I am totally blown away. I cannnot thank you enough for making the purchase possible. P.S. My satin black Steinway I purchased from Sonny’s Pianos is on it’s way to you. The key touch on that piano is very odd. I am curious what you do to fix it. Thanks,
R. Bocash, Enfield NH


Thank you for your expertise. We love the Yamaha G1  
F. Gidaro, Pittsbugh PA


I’ve been a professional piano and keyboard player in New York for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for the past 12 years.  I’ve played practically every piano in every rehearsal studio in New York.  For the past three years I’ve been storing a great un-refurbished 1927 6’ Steinway L Grand piano in my apartment for a neighbor.  When it was finally sold recently I immediately went on a search for a Yamaha U3 because it would fit in my studio better, and because of all the pianos in all the studios I’ve played in the U3 is hands down the best sounding and best feeling upright piano out there.  I found a 1988 U30 at Pianotek that by far was better than any U3 I’ve ever played - (and that’s a lot of pianos).  I was blown away!  And in my studio it sounds as big if not bigger and actually much cleaner than the Steinway grand I previously had in my apartment.   Pianotek had a U3, a U30 and a U300 at the time that I visited - I honestly would have taken any of them home!  I’m not sure how he does it, but Dennis at Pianotek manages to get better pianos in his store than anywhere else.  I looked at a whole bunch of other piano stores, not all of them even had a U3 and even when they did, I just wasn’t impressed.  Until I went to Pianotek!  Seriously, if you’re in the market for a U3, or any piano really, and you’re anywhere remotely close to his shop in Long Island, just go!  You’ll save yourself a lot of time.
J. Loffredo, New York  NY


Absolutely love the G2  Yamaha Player piano purchased from Dennis at Pianotek   
R. Newberry,  Edmond OK


Dennis, everyone is very happy! My son and daughter both love the piano. My wife thinks it “looks beautiful” and I am happy as the above are happy! Dealing with you/Pianotek made the whole process really straightforward.  It was a pleasure to work with you.  Yes, the drinks are on me if you come to Bermuda – just send me an email!  All the best, 
M. Morrison,
 Hamilton Bermuda


Thanks for my immaculate, professional quality 1995 Yamaha U3, which arrived in less than two weeks’ time of leaving your showroom.  For the two days that I played it before my technician came to check it out, I knew I had a winner - typically crisp Yamaha action, bright mid-range and treble, throaty and rumbling bass that rings as long as our 7’ grand at church. Our technician was flabbergasted at the quality of this instrument.  He showed my wife how the strings, action, and other internal components looked as though the piano had barely been played just out of the factory.  He barely had to tune it, and found that it easily took and held the tuning. The Yamaha U3 is what he recommends to a lot of his clients, as it has strings and sound comparable to a 6’ grand at a lower cost.  Our technician has tuned pianos for the likes of Pat Boone, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Floyd Cramer, Glen Miller Orchestra, Lee Greenwood, and Lou Rawls, among others. Having played publicly for decades on a variety of pianos, I can attest that this piano would be at home in any recording studio or on any stage. Having never bought anything this expensive over the Internet, I was apprehensive about purchasing a piano without first playing the specific one I was going to buy.  Having played several Yamahas before, I knew what to expect.  My expectations were exceeded, over-the-top, by the instrument you sent me. You are an honest merchant, to be admired and trusted.  Your description of the piano was complete and accurate. You communicated with us by phone and e-mail promptly and courteously while we were making our decision to purchase.  You deserve all the business you can handle, and I will do everything in my power to open up the central North Carolina market (my technician already has some potential customers in mind) to you and your colleagues at Pianotek. I would be delighted to communicate with any prospective buyers should they desire to hear directly from a happy customer prior to deciding to purchase a piano from you. While this piano will last me a lifetime and pass on to my children, should I ever decide to buy another one, I would definitely call on you again! Thanks a million. 
T. & L. Robertson,
 Rocky Mount SC


I would like to thank the pianotek company for the beautiful U30 Yamaha piano I recently purchased. I was apprehensive on this decision due to the fact that I was working in Iraq when I decided to upgrade my Yamaha Console piano for this wonderful upgrade. As a piano player for 20 years, I think I know the quality sound when I hear it, and that is what I was looking for.  The owner of Pianotek via phone calls assured me that I would love this piano and he would be able to put this piano in my house in Ohio. Needless to say, I bought this piano and true to his word, the piano was delivered to my house in excellent condition and I would like to say that the sound is unbelievable. To me this piano sounds better than a grand!  The service and and honesty with this purchase says a lot to me on the proper way to do business, and I am very happy with this investment. Regards
D. Higgins,  Wauseon Ohio


The Steinway grand we purchased from Pianotek is better than any other Steinway I tried. I love my piano!  
A. Blauvelt, Huntington NY


Dennis, you sold me the piano I’ve wanted all my life! Here it is in Tucson, Arizona with it’s wonderful humidity system keeping everything just right. The piano bench is wonderful too. I am a movie maker and will be playing this beauty (I call her “my Lady”) on the soundtrack of my next movie that will be shot in Buenos Aires. Tango anyone?  Tamb-ien quero decir que para todo uds musicos este es el comercio de pianos que necesitan. Sincerely, with deep gratitude, 
Janice DeweyTuscon AZ


The C2 Yamaha is exactly as described. Thank You Dennis!       
D. DodaiMilton MA


I researched buying a piano for our children for nearly 6 months. I went to a university “piano sale” but felt it to be more of a higher pressure sales tactic and I nearly spent more for an inferior piano. I stumbled upon Pianotek while looking for slightly used pianos on eBay. I spoke with several different sellers of refurbished pianos and found Dennis to be the most honest and knowledgeable.  I called him on many occasions and he was always receptive to my questions. I, as most people, was hesitant to buy a piano unseen but was glad I did. Our U3A arrived in perfect condition and still in tune despite being delivered in the middle of a cold Michigan winter. Thanks again! Regards,
Avi P., Ann Arbor  MI


I have been shopping for an upright piano for almost a year, and I feel fortunate to have found Dennis at Pianotek to help me with my purchase. After initially talking with Dennis, his passion for pianos became evident. In a time of terrible customer service, it was refreshing to talk to someone who was genuinely excited about his products and his customers’ needs. He answered all my questions honestly and never gave me a feeling that I was asking too many questions. I was concerned about making a major purchase without actually seeing and touching the piano. Fortunately, Pianotek actually has the pianos in stock and Dennis tests and checks each piano before he makes it available for purchase. He was even able to play it for me over the phone. This gave me a sense of confidence and comfort. I knew that I was buying a quality instrument and had someone “looking out” for me. Dennis kept in contact with us from the moment of purchase, through the delivery process, and finally to the set up in our home. More importantly, he wanted to make sure we liked the piano. He seemed just as excited as we were the day the piano was delivered. He was eager to hear about our reaction to the piano. Needless to say, as Dennis described, the Kawai piano is beautiful and we love the addition to our home. We had it tuned and checked over by a professional and he was equally impressed with the quality and the sound of the piano. We enjoyed Christmas music from our new piano this year and we look forward to many years of beautiful music in the house. I will not hesitate to recommend Dennis and Pianotek as a great combination of customer service, quality products, and value.
J. KasparYork PA


The used piano we bought from you based on your recommendation has proven to be a true champ.  I am constantly amazed at the quality and, most of all, the value.  It is obvious why you have been in this business for such a long time.  We eagerly look forward to recommending you to our friends and family across the country.  They will certainly benefit from your experience, intensity, expertise, integrity, diligence, honesty and passion.  I could have saved the long drive by simply watching your videos and picking a piano that way! 
J. WuSyosset NY


We are a musical family. We have always had a piano in our home, but nothing that would approach “professional quality”.  Recently, I decided to sell my Yamaha motorcycle so I could by my wife a piano she really wanted a Yamaha piano.  We had looked online for quite awhile as we are not located in an area where there is a lot of piano inventory (a small island north of Seattle Washington).  We discovered  Dennis and Pianotek on eBay, and then went to his website to view his entire inventory.  We decided that a Yamaha U3X would be the best possible option for us… if only we could find one for a price we liked.  Well, after a few phone calls to Dennis back over in New York, he told us he had a U3X coming in, and it was within our budget. But  it wasn’t in his shop at that moment.  We are not people who make a major purchase without doing our homework.  While it can be intimidating to make such a large purchase for a piano literally sight unseen, we signed a contract.  Dennis is a knowledgeable, friendly person, and he walked us through every step of  the process.  When the piano finally arrived in his shop, he  immediately posted a video of the piano in action for us to see.  Even over the Internet, it sounded amazing. That piano now sits in my living room. It is beautiful in every way. My wife smiles every time she plays it.  From the highest key to  the lowest note, this piano is stunning in its’ sound.  We are very pleased with our piano, and Dennis is an honest person I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a piano, whether you are down the street from his shop, or all the way cross the country on a tiny island like us!
John & Sharon BoydFriday Harbor WA


We feel fortunate to have found Pianotek to handle the consignment and sale of our Steinway S. The process was involved; the piano required much work to bring it back to its former glory. Dennis is extremely knowledgeable and skillful and the piano sold soon after the work was completed. He is a genuine individual who worked to make the process smooth, and profitable. We will miss the piano but would heartily recommend Pianotek to anyone considering a consignment. A. Ward, Vero Beach FL


Anybody who knows me knows I’m a bit of a perfectionist… to put it mildly.  That’s why I’m so glad I found Pianotek.  Dennis Pereca (the owner, proprietor, life, blood and spirit of Pianotek) has been my “piano guru” for the last decade and a half.  Fifteen years ago I bought my first piano from Dennis and four years ago I upgraded to a Steinway Model M.  Dennis’ unbelievable professionalism, incredible attention to detail and pride in his work make Pianotek my favorite piano store, anywhere.  Dennis is the only man I let touch my piano.
J. Schechner, Port Washington NY


Thank you so much Dennis. The piano sounds and looks great.  
H. BouvierWilton CT


We felt like we were in a new car dealership at the bigger piano stores. Pianotek is a real piano store!   
R. Blafi, Deer Park NY 


Love the U3 Yamaha upright we purchased.  Thanks for all the follow up.   
J. CoilIndependence MO


Pianotek provides excellent service with top of the line piano .. a rarity these days in the music business. Thanks Dennis!!
N. Mortati, Huntington NY


Great Product. Would purchase from Pianotek again. 
F. ChinEl Segundo CA


2 Thumbs Up. Great doing business with you.   Thanks Again!        
A. FalisaBayside NY


Terrific polish and we purchased our Yamaha U3 from Pianotek as well. Terrific vendor!  
F. KrischGlen Cove NY


Great communication.  Had Yamaha C1 shipped to Montana in 3 weeks!  
G. Salvevold, Billings Montana


Good Correspondence. Would do business again. Absolutely!  
B. SoulliereOrlando FL      


The piano is great and my daughter loves it.
A. Chan, Chicago IL          


Very pleased. The piano is exactly as described and my friends are envious.  
R. Karmakar, Shreveport LA


After doing extensive research on refurbished Yamaha upright pianos, I found the Pianotek Company online and was pleasantly surprised to see it was a local business. We proceeded to visit the shop and met with Dennis Pereca, the proprietor, who is honest, personable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. His passion for pianos is real and his expertise and guidance made owning a high-quality piano a dream come true. One visit to the Pianotek store and it is clear that Dennis lives and breathes pianos—he not only sells them, but is also a technician nonpareil—he can take an old damaged instrument and restore it to its former glory. We purchased a pristine refurbished 1985 Yamaha U1 in January 2009 and still marvel at the rich sound that emanates from this beautiful instrument. Up to that point, our son had taken lessons from the age of 3, but practiced on a portable electronic keyboard without the benefit of 88 keys. His progress on the piano just soared and two months later he received a rating of outstanding on his Level I NYSSMA piano solo. He received the same rating in 2010 for his Level II solo. Owning a piano has brought hours of musical enjoyment to our family and friends and we thank Dennis for making our purchase a rewarding experience.  T. MorrisonKings Park NY


I purchased a 2007 Yamaha C5  from The Pianotek Company. Very satisfied!!  
M. BaneyLincoln NE


The Steinway M exceeded my expectations. The shipping arrangements went very smoothly and the piano is just as you had described and it was a real pleasure doing business with you. 
A. SaizPanama City Panama


The Yamaha UX3 is absolutely awesome!!! Terrific communication and correspondence. A very smooth transaction. 
E. KeenIndianapolis IN


My husband and I are are very satisfied with the purchase of our Steinway grand piano from the Pianotek Company. Will recommend!! 
S. Rosenthal,  Chappaqua NY


I was out of town when you called, but the piano did arrive safe and sound (the guys from the local company, Precision Piano Moving, were quite skilled, by the way). At any rate, the piano is in great shape and sounds wonderful. I am extremely pleased with it and enjoying it immensely. The piano was clearly handled well by the movers and both your delivery price and the piano price were lower than Rick Jones Piano for a similar piano—you might want to note that in your advertising!
G. Reich, Lawrence KS


The Mason Hamlin model A purchased from Dennis at The Pianotek Company is one of the best pianos I have ever played! I absolutely love it!!! 
R. Cessartti,  Mineola, NY


We want to thank you for the excellent job you did in getting the gorgeous Sohmer piano to our home (safely) through the most awful weather the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest have seen in some time and all the rain that we have had out here.  Miraculously, it did not rain yesterday when the piano people delivered the piano.  It looks gorgeous in the  room (will send you a photo) and is the perfect color (exactly as it was shown on the site); The condition of the piano is excellent and it plays so easily.  This has really made our Christmas this year!  We thank you again for all the attention to detail (keeping us constantly in the loop about where the piano was) and being perfectly on time as promised for Christmas.  Many blessing to you and your staff!  We will highly recommend you to everyone we know who is looking for a piano.
J. & S. Joyce,  Eldorado Hills CA


The best purchase I ever made!! My daughter plays the Kawai for hours every day. THANK YOU PIANOTEK!! 
L. Shangri, Hicksville NY


Trusted The Pianotek Company with the consignment sale of my gorgeous Sohmer grand and my trust was rewarded with a significantly better return. Thank you Pianotek!
J. Clark, Fort Lauderdale FL


Love the C1. It is so much better then any new piano we saw in the same price range. 
R. Bona, Manorville NY


Recently purchased a Yamaha U1 from Pianotek from my wife. Was extremely impressed both by the instrument and the level of service. The instrument looks  like new despite being built in the early 70’s and plays with a beautiful tone. Dennis Pereca was extremely helpful and knowledgeable guiding me through my choice, and then arranging very professional out of state delivery. Thoroughly recommended! 
T. DelangeMooresville NC


Just wanted to say again how happy I am with the piano. It’s a pleasure to play and will be an inspiration for many years to come. Matt and his crew had no easy job getting it upstairs but they did it with little fanfare and no damage to either the house or the piano. And thanks to you for being such a delight to deal with. I’ll look forward to receiving the bench soon and completing the picture. All the best,
N. Bartram, Hudson NY


Had a Yamaha U3 delivered to CA from Pianotek. Great piano… excellent transaction and they are a honest! 
G. MarcoSacramento CA


Bought our U3 from Pianotek and my wife and I are throughly pleased. It is 
exactly as described and Mr. Pereca could not have been more helpful.... We 
would highly recommend them. Thank you Dennis, 
Walter & Eileen LedwithYoungsville NY


When my wife and were looking for a piano we have not much knowledge of piano other than how much we are willing to spend and when so we visited the website of Pianotek (which was  recommended from a friend who bought a piano there) When we went there, he explain to us all about pianos. So we bought Yamaha U-3 and when it was delivered he came to tune the piano. It was a fabulous experience from start to finish. Very Satified buyer!
S. Peng, Flushing NY


Pianotek did exactly what they said… they sold my piano on consignment... honored the terms... and there were no hidden extras for polishing, cleaning or repair… and in a week... Wow! A real pleasure to do business with you... Happy New Year!!
E. BoselliBayside NY


Pianotek is a fabulous vendor! We purchased our Yamaha U3 from them and are very satisfied. 
F. KritcshGlen Cove NY


Dennis, All went well with the piano delivery and my daughter is delighted and so am I. Thank you for your business. Regards, kveðja 
J. Gudmundsson, Reykjavik Iceland


The Yamaha U3 piano is in the house and is perfect!! Thanks so much for your efforts
R. Mosher, Andover MA


I recently purchased a used 1972 Yamaha U3 piano from Pianotek after searching eBay, Craig’s List and various other resources. Owner Dennis Pereca was straight forward and extremely knowledgeable. The price of the piano compared very favorably to any other piano I found. My piano is in perfect condition inside and out. Dennis is available at any time to answer questions and provide follow-up. Pianotek is a legitimate, experienced and honest dealer. They are transparent and follow through on their commitments. I would recommend Pianotek to anyone looking for a quality, used piano. There is absolutely no need to purchase a new piano. Yamaha pianos are constructed to withstand all climates in all geographies. I checked with a friend who is an internationally-renowned concert pianist and he is now considering purchasing from Pianotek. 
I. Krivin, Port Washington NY


Mom received the piano and loves it.  What an amazing instrument.  Thanks so much for all of your help. It was a pleasure doing business with you. 
Merry Christmas...
B. Price,  Birmingham AL


First let me say thank you from the bottom of my heart! The piano (that I bought sight unseen) was just as you said it was, perfect in every way!! It is beautiful and plays like a dream! The delivery worked out perfectly, Matt was a complete gentleman and very punctual. He worked with me very well. My daughters were/are thrilled with the sound and looks of the Yamaha piano.
 Just as I told you when we originally spoke, I am completely ignorant in the musician arena. Thanks for your guidance and your 1000% honesty.  You have the highest recommendation from 
me! If you ever need someone to speak on your behalf, please don’t hesitate to call on me. If you have the chance to meet my girls, they might call you Santa... LOL  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


D. Keylon, Bethpage NY


Hi Dennis, Just wanted you to know how very happy I am with my piano. It is a joy everyday to play it. Thanks again for offering such a great product at such a great price! 
T.J. Hurst, Healdton OK


My husband and I purchased a U1 Yamaha piano from Pianotek about a year and 
a half ago. Dennis guided us through the process with enthusiasm.  We felt
 like we were talking with a friend we had known for years.  He sincerely 
cared about helping us find the right piano for our family!  He did!  Dennis 
answered all of our questions and made the whole process a wonderful one! We LOVE our piano!  Even over a year later I called with a question and Dennis
 says “Hey, I remember you guys from New Hampshire!  How is your Yamaha!” 
THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU!


D. & M. SawyerConcord NH


Thank you Dennis for the lovely piano. The Yamaha sounds great and I enjoy playing on this wonderful grand. Best Regards,
A. Fishman Morristown NJ


My husband and I absolutely love the Yamaha U1 we purchased from The Pianotek Company… Thanks Again! 

G. Williams, Huntsville AL


I purchased a G2 from Dennis over 5 years ago with a pianomation player
system.  The piano is perfect.  In addition the service for tuning etc... Pianotek is 
the best. 
S. MogulCold Spring Harbor NY


We want to thank you for making the purchase of our Yamaha U3 such a joyful experience. The piano looks terrific and plays great. Above all we have the peace of mind from having purchased the product from someone that we truly 
trust. 

Thank you for helping us choose the right product by sharing your knowledge.
Not for a moment did we feel the pressure that we have experienced from 
sales people in big piano stores. Your sincerity and candor are your
 business’ biggest assets. We wish you all the best. 


Mr. & Mrs. Dasgupta, Edison NJ


It was a pleasure doing business with you! Love the Piano!! Thanks Again. 
J. Meta, Weehawken NJ


The process was smooth.  I appreciate all of your communication and follow-through to make this as seamless and as easy as possible.  I am still waiting on the 2 person bench, which I believe you told me would take approx. 10 days so hopefully that will be arriving this week.  Otherwise, thank you for the tuner contact info and for your excellent service throughout this process.   

T. Blakeslee, Bedford NY


Excellent quality with unparalleled professionalism.  I would highly recommend Pianotek to anyone, anywhere, looking for a piano! Pianotek is a unique shop since the owner Dennis has that rare combination of a musician’s heart and a technician’s expertise, where his main interest is to not just sell you any piano, but the right piano.  Unlike our local piano stores which reminded me of car salesmen pushing to make the hard sell at high prices, Dennis took his time to discuss in detail the technical qualities and differences of various pianos to help me decide which type of piano to purchase. Initially, I had planned to get a Yamaha U3 for practicality and for its beautiful sound which was better than the baby grands my husband was considering at the time. However, once we both watched the video clips online of grand pianos in Pianotek’s inventory, it was surprisingly easy for us to agree to go for our dream piano--a 1992 Yamaha C6 Grand. Dennis was surprised that we really wanted to purchase a 7 foot grand piano since it was more a “musician’s instrument” usually seen in concert halls rather than in simple homes. I reassured Dennis that we were serious and wished to purchase a piano that would last a lifetime a piano that our children would learn their first notes on and experience the enchanting excitement of performing masterpieces as they grew older. Delivery was a breeze, and our whole family absolutely loves our new C6 Grand! Thank you, Dennis, for an unexpectedly pleasant piano shopping experience!
Esther Kim, Dallas TX


I want you to know that I am enjoying my 1974 Steinway L immensely!  The very first day I played it after delivery, I was tearing up while playing it.  As you know, I have been without a piano (1977 Steinway L) for 13 years.  As a degreed accomplished classical pianist, you know this was a long time to go without an instrument.  I really appreciate your understanding of my situation and working with me until I paid the piano off.  You accepted my deposit of $13,000, and held the piano for me until I paid it off.  You didn’t even charge me a financing fee.  After 7 months of making sacrificial payments, thank God I paid in full, and my piano was delivered in excellent condition! Thanks again, Dennis, I feel you changed my life. God Bless You! Larry Robinson, Sandy Springs GA


Denis - My Mother wanted me to express her gratitude.  She felt that you did an excellent restoration job and appreciates that you were able to secure a higher net price for her.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.  We will be sure to recommend you as opportunities arise.  J. Kanter, Mill Neck NY


Best store and workshop we’ve seen for beautifully and perfectly restored fine pianos.  We purchased an impeccably restored 1927 Mason & Hamlin, after trying the many pianos in Denis Pereca’s gallery.  Dennis is a true craftsman and musician, and it was a breath of fresh air to be shown fine instruments by a real technician rather than a piano salesman. Pianotek easily had the largest selection of fine grands on Long Island.  The big piano stores had more instruments, but most of the stock was of poor quality or over-priced.  If you are looking for a piano, you must spend a couple of hours with Dennis and his instruments in his shop.  He also has a useful website, through which he has provided pianos worldwide.
A. Perler, Syosset NY


I highly recommend Dennis Pereca and Pianotek to anyone who wishes to purchase or consign pianos.  Dennis is an expert on these magnificent instruments, from their technical specifications and sound quality, down to their cosmetic appeal.   Dennis is personable, helpful, and honest. He smoothly facilitated sales on the consignment of two heirloom Steinway pianos for our family.  We were very pleased with the whole process. M. Sanders, San Mateo CA


I just want you to know that my Yamaha was safely delivered this past Tuesday.  I absolutely love it!  I made an appointment to have it tuned in a few days but, even out of tune from the move the tones of this piano are wonderful.  Thanks ever so much.  I would never have bought a piano on the internet without seeing it and hearing it.  Your listings on ebay made that possible.  Your listings are the best.  What I saw and heard is exactly what I got. Thanks again. Have a happy holiday season! Mary Crocker,  Wakefield MA


I am a professional jazz pianist and recently bought a used Yamaha C3 grand piano from Pianotek. In my search for the perfect instrument I visited most piano stores in and around New York City and have to say that Pianotek had the best selection of high quality instruments and the best prices. They only carry pianos made by the top 3 brands and you can count on finding a well built, well maintained and reliable instrument for a good price. Dennis was also a great help in the process of getting my piano shipped. If you are looking for a piano in the tri-state area you should definitely pay Pianotek a visit.
Florian Hoefner,  St. Johns New Foundland


With a pending move overseas, Dennis worked quickly and efficiently to have my Kawai RX2  Baby Grand picked up from my house and delivered to the Long Island location within a tight timeframe. His efforts to then sell the piano for an agreed upon price in the ensuing months was greatly appreciated, and Dennis kept me fully up to date throughout the process. We achieved a very happy outcome for sale of the piano and I would highly recommend Dennis’ professionalism and service.
Bruce Budd,  Upper Saddle River NJ


Hi Dennis, Just wanted to say “thank you” for the wonderful piano. I can honestly say it was kinda nerve wracking spending that kind of money without actually seeing or playing it, not to mention the concern over its condition when it were to arrive. However, it was delivered today and I’m thrilled with it. Thank you again. 
Michael Cotherman,  Sweet Water TX


Mr. Dennis Pereca… I just wanted to thank you for your professional handling of my Boston Grand Piano.
 Your timely sale of the piano was appreciated and I was pleased to hear that it found a good home.
 It was a pleasure doing business with you. Pianotek will be on the top of my
list for future recommendations! 
Best regards,
 
John Arnone, New York NY 


Just wanted to let you know that I received the bench, the piano delivery went very smooth and most importantly the Steinway is just perfect
. Thanks for your assistance.
A. Bignardi, Teterboro NJ 


We are very happy with the service. We were searching for a piano for almost two years. When we found this place and saw the piano we knew it was the one. When we decided to buy it the process was very easy. Dennis guided us along the way through everything. When we received our piano we were very happy. It works beautifully, we don't have any complaints. We were very happy with the service and would recommend it to anyone looking for a piano.
M. Arabova,  Forest Hills NY


We wanted to thank you for magnificent piano we bought from you. It sounds and looks better than new.  So happy we found you 120 miles away from us. When you get a chance please recommend us a Steinway tuner for our piano. Sending you the picture of piano’s new home. Thank you and God Bless, L. Forman, Blue Bell PA


Dennis has great passion for pianos and music which comes through in his love for his work and his commitment to excellence. He is so fun to work with, has great knowledge of the instrument and functions as an amazing advisor by helping you determine the best piano to fit your needs. Thank you Dennis for the gorgeous U30, we are thrilled!"

Stephanie, Mark & Sophia, Maplewood NJ


We had just purchased a Yamaha U1 and our daughter loves it. She had been using a keyboard and switching over to a real piano made a big difference in the quality and sound. Dennis was a big help with answering our questions and reassuring us of his experience and knowledge on pianos. He gave us good advice on taking care and maintenance of our piano. He was also willing to work with us on the pricing and help arrange the delivery of our piano. Definitely recommending for people looking to purchase or just ask questions.
K. Chu, New York NY


I do not have enough space for all the good things I could say about Pianotek and Dennis Pereca. Dennis sold my Steinway B grand piano under difficult circumstances, as the piano was in storage for the past two years and needed to find a new home. In order to do so, Dennis handled every detail starting with the move, the renovation and restoration of this great instrument into renewed showroom condition, and then the sale. Not only did he sell the piano, he also sold me on his deep knowledge, talent, professionalism and optimistic attitude throughout. Pianotek is a uniquely amazing place to buy or sell a piano because the trust that you develop in the process is unmatched and uncommon for such an important transaction. I am most grateful. 
M. P. Gold, M.D., New York NY


We love our 1974 Yamaha U1 piano and, due to Dennis’s workmanship and warranty, we are confident we will love it for years to come. For such a good piano we not only feel we paid a fair price, but from 
seeing similar, but not as well cared-for pianos at similar prices, we feel like we paid a very good price.  After one conversation with Dennis, we were comfortable buying from him, because we realized
 Dennis is not a piano salesman, but a musician who loves and restores pianos, who happens to sell them.

G. Schnierow, New York NY


I want to thank you for helping me find the Yamaha U30. It’s the perfect piano for me and I’m drawn to sit down and play it daily. The sound, the touch, the feel of the keys are all perfect and make playing it a lot of fun.
Harrison Tack, Dix Hills NY


Hi Dennis, Just like you predicted I love the piano that I bought from you. I might of told you before, but I always dreamed of a German piano. This piano, so far, lived up to my expectations completely. I could not be happier! You can imagine that I spend long days on it, and I cannot stop loving the kind of sounds I can produce on this piano. I have absolutely no problem getting the many different sounds that I hear in my mind. It almost makes it difficult to play on other good pianos because my expectation is so high now. The only piano that I played on, in last two months, that I like as much as this one is a German Steinway D, which is in a recording studio.  Thank you for this wonderful instrument! 
Illya from Julliard School of Music, New York NY


Thank you for making my piano experience such a positive one.  After
 visiting Pianotek, viewing your pianos and speaking with you.  I didn’t want
 to go anywhere else.
C. Rivera, Babylon NY


Dear Dennis, I am writing to once again thank you for everything you did for me after I bought my Steinway Baby Grand S from Pianotek.  Both you and your company are truly professional and definitely personable.  Your constant and immediate communication with me during the process to answer any questions or concerns regarding the whole process made it truly a pleasurable experience.  The piano was not only as described but actually went beyond my expectations!  It is truly a beautiful piano and will provide a lifetime of pleasure for me and my family.  I would not hesitate to recommend Pianotek to anyone who wishes to buy a piano on the internet... even sight unseen! Even though my piano traveled hundreds of miles, it arrived in perfect condition as you had reassured me. Thank you again Dennis and Pianotek for making this transaction a most pleasurable one! Sincerely,
K. H. Olsen, M.D., Scranton PA 


I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have sold my piano through you.  I wasn't sure which way to turn, I only knew that I wanted to begin downsizing my life, and that included selling my Yamaha C3 Baby Grand Piano.  
From the moment I contacted you from your website, you took special care and a personal interest in me and my piano.  You have a great passion for pianos and music, as I sensed from our conversations, and your customer service and commitment to excellence could be seen in every step of the process.  The movers were incredibly skilled and friendly.  The whole process from beginning to end was effortless for me.  You kept in contact and you could be contacted almost any time of the day or evening.  I never felt as though you were not in full control of this process. The sale happened much quicker than I could have ever hoped, and you seemed as excited as I was when everything worked out so well. It is so very refreshing to find the reliable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy customer service you provide.  I would recommend Pianotek to anyone looking for assistance with their sale or purchase. Sincerely!!!!
N. Beland, Stoors CT


The Yamaha U30 piano sounds just as great as you had indicated, I am very pleased
C. Raab, Lexington KY


Dennis’ enthusiasm for music and for pianos is a marvelous thing 
 to behold. Not only does he select wonderful sounding 
instruments but he brings them into great condition both 
visually and in terms of their playability. But that is not 
all. He also loves to work with his customers and brings years 
of experience to help one decide on a particular instrument, and 
also has excellent taste in helping with a bench and light if 
 you them. My daughter and I had a great time working with Dennis.
 
J. Van Rens, New York NY


We purchased a 1989 Kawai US6X upright and not only is it in beautiful condition, we are most impressed by the beautiful sound of this piano. This establishment is very knowledgeable and very customer-focused. They are very patient in answering questions and overall, the purchase was a very smooth experience. 
L. Liste, Jersey City NJ



I live in Baton Rouge, La. In late 2010, I began the search for a piano for my 13 year old son, who was just beginning to learn to play the piano.  I looked at many, many pianos in my local area, and researched many others on popular websites.  I then came across Pianotek on the Internet.  I was immediately attracted by the astonishing beauty and sound of the pianos, especially a Yamaha U1 model that caught my eye.  And the price was below every other similar piano we had researched, AND it came with a 5 year warranty.  I’ll admit I was concerned that this was too good to be true.  Well, I was wrong. We purchased the piano, and it arrived more beautiful than it appeared online, and the sound is unbelievable.  This piano is everything it was represented to be by Pianotek, and more.  Pianotek’s owner, Dennis, could not have been more friendly and helpful throughout the entire experience in purchasing this piano.  We could not be more satisfied. I recommend Pianotek for anyone, anywhere, who is in the market for a quality piano at the most competitive price around.

S. Cowart, Baton Rouge LA


Dennis’ enthusiasm for music and for pianos is a marvelous thing to behold.  Not only does he select wonderful sounding instruments but he brings them into great condition both visually and in terms of their playability.  But that is not all.  He also loves to work with his customers and brings years of experience to help one decide on a particular instrument, and also has excellent taste in helping with a bench and light if you them.  My daughter and I had a great time working with Dennis.

J. & S. Lutz, New York NY


My husband Mike and I bought a Yamaha U3 from you a few years ago and Mike also purchased a U1 for his school in Sayreville, NJ.  We are absolutely loving both pianos and continue to give your information to everyone we meet with a stellar review!! 

M. & C. Zorn, Sayreville NJ


I've been wanting to buy a Yamaha piano for myself all my life. Thank you Dennis for making it happen! The process of buying my U1 Yamaha piano was so easy and effortless from the selection to delivery. The quality of the piano is great , the sound is crisp and just what I was promised and expected and maybe more.  I can recommend Pianotek to others who are looking for an excellent quality used piano. 

M. Padua, New York NY


Thanks so much for taking care of the consignment sale of my mother’s Steinway.  You made it very simple and painless.  Plus, we received much more money than we had been offered by piano dealers and estate purchasers who had wanted to buy the piano “as is”.
 Regards,  L. Greher, New York NY



It's the most beautiful thing I own!! ( Steinway Model O) It's playing by itself, very lovely. I'll treasure it till I die!  Worth the wait. It's exactly what I wanted at a great price. Thanks Dennis!
J. Hoover, Los Gatos CA


Your men came on time. Well versed in the heavy art of moving pianos.  And the piano is – marvelous, beautiful, awesome. No match for an electric piano, to say the least. Thanks for your expertise, your advice, your fast action.  I will recommend you. Thanks – one more very happy customer.
N. Wegmann, Princeton NJ


We recently decided that we could not move with us the baby grand piano that had been in our family for more than fifty years. Once we made the decision to sell our piano, we were extremely fortunate to find Dennis at Pianotek. Dennis explained to us how Pianotek takes a quality instrument, like our family treasure, and restores it to its original condition. Through the reach of its website, Dennis was confident Pianotek would find a suitable purchaser for our piano. Everything Dennis promised came true. The restoration work he and his team at Pianotek performed and their attention to detail enhanced the musical quality of our piano. Through Pianotek’s efforts, we were able to sell our piano quickly and at a very fine price. Even though we were nearly halfway across the country, Dennis was easy to work with at every step of the process. We would readily recommend his services to anyone deciding to re-sell a fine musical instrument. Thank You.
S. Woghin, Ann Arbor MI


In June of 2010 we were looking to buy an upright piano that our kids could use to learn to play.  We visited the local shops but where disappointed with their selection and prices.  At one point we found ourselves looking at a 40 year old piano and it was still quite expensive.  We went online and and found Pianotek.com.  After browsing their selection and watching the videos of Dennis playing the pianos, we have settled on a Yamaha U30 unit and called to speak with Dennis.  The pricing was not cheap, but was quite fair.  We compared various sources for what a piano of this quality should cost and they matched Dennis’ price.  Honestly, we had concerns about purchasing a refurbished piano from so far away sight unseen.  Dennis was very patient and assured us that the piano is going to be in as-new condition.  Before the piano shipped, we contacted an independent piano technician in the New York area, and had him visit the store and inspect the piano for us.  He confirmed that excellent shape of the piano and was everything Dennis said it would be. Needless to say we are extremely pleased.
A. ParanskyLos Angeles CA


My husband and I could not have been happier with your service in selling our Yamaha on consignment with Pianotek! We could not be more thrilled with your company’s service and treatment of our Yamaha C2. Your mover’s and tuners made a terrific piano even better and you sold it for us in a matter of weeks! It was hard to part with the piano after all these years but you made the process painless and got us a great price. Thank you for your hard work and professionalism. Thank you.
A. & L. Capilupi,  Garden City NY


After researching on upright pianos, I came upon Pianotek.com. I perused the website and read all of the reviews (all positive). I was delighted that the store is local. Dennis is honest, knowledgeable, and receptive to any and all questions. He never gave any indication that we were asking too many questions. Dennis is a true connoisseur of pianos; he treats pianos as pieces of art. As we have no musical background, Dennis played pieces on the Yamaha uprights so that we could compare the sound quality. We were hesitant about purchasing a pre-owned piano, but after hearing Dennis’ magical fingers move, we made our decision. Dennis was extremely patient throughout our two hour stay in the store. Dennis exuded expertise. His guidance made the entire experience in purchasing our Yamaha U30 pleasurable. If you are indecisive, call Dennis; visit his store if you’re local. You will not be sorry for the time spent. The purchase is definitely money well-spent.
T. Morrison,  Kings Park NY


We owned a Kawai Baby Grand for more than twenty years. We had no idea how to go about selling it. After listening to proposals from several piano dealers which we felt would not treat us fairly we contacted Dennis at Pianotek and had an entirely different reaction. Rather than being offered a small lump sum for our piano, Dennis offered us a fair share of the actual selling price. He also undertook to have the piano picked up for a small fee and to have it tuned and cleaned at Pianotek’s expense. We thought they did a great job marketing the piano with the video-recording that could be accessed on their website. The piano sold for a very good price shortly after the recording became available online. We received our share of the selling price promptly thereafter. We couldn’t be more pleased with Pianotek’s performance and, if we ever buy another piano, it will be from Pianotek. 
L. Regazin,  Huntington NY


Wanted to let you know we got the U1 yesterday, and it’s fantastic!  Plays wonderfully and is in great tune too.  I’d like to know if you have the key to the front cover, because I didn’t see it attached anywhere.  Please also send a list of qualified tuners in the area so I can keep it up. 
I can’t remember if I left positive feedback on your eBay profile or not, but will certainly do so if I have not done so already.
 Thanks again for a great buying experience.  My mother is actually in the market for a piano too, so I will certainly pass your name on to her so she can take a look at what you’ve got.   
R. Bowen,  High Point NC


The piano arrived this morning at 8:00am.  It looks beautiful and is in good tune even after the tractor-trailer ride to Maine.  Thanks for a quality product at a great price!  Thanks also for your wonderful service.
K. Mellen, Corinth ME


I purchased a nice Yamaha C2 (2004) from Pianotek. The purchasing experience was very good and the deal went well. Dennis Pereca replied my questions quickly and kindly. The delivery was fast, with the piano delivered in a perfect condition. I strongly recommend Pianotek. Regards, 
S.Q. Kang,  Leewood KS


Our experience selling our Yamaha GC1 through Pianotek was great. Dennis was able to get us a very fair price for the piano in a short amount of time and was very professional through the entire transaction. We called a few other piano stores before we found Pianotek and, to make a long story short, dealing with Dennis was very refreshing compared to the others. Dennis is honest and upfront with all information and he kept us updated at all times. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and will only buy and sell through Pianotek from now on.
R. Cutrone, Greenlawn NY


We purchased our beautiful Yamaha piano almost 2 years ago and couldn’t be happier. We love it; but most of all, our children love it also! My husband did tons of research for months while shopping around and we made many trips to different shops and piano shows all over NYC and Long Island. We came across PIANOTEK online and knew we hit a home run on our first visit. Dennis was extremely informative and spent a lot of time with us. He wasn’t pushy. He was honest, patient, and helped us with a decision that we do not regret! He is a wonderful pianist!! PIANOTEK is a gem. 
S. Guilbaud,   Douglaston NY


I bought a Yamaha U1 from Pianotek in 2001 and have been very happy with the purchase and the customer service that I have received during the years I’ve owned the piano. I would highly recommend Pianotek to any friends who might be looking to purchase a piano. I’ve known Mr. Pereca for close to 20 years and have been very impressed with his skill and knowledge about the instruments that he worked on for me. I visited the showroom several times and been impressed with the quality and selections I saw there. Continued success with the business.
K. Voisin,  Glendale NY


It was a pleasure doing business with you.  We love the piano. Thanks a lot.

A. Dayan,  New York NY




Ordered and received the most wonderful piano bench. Super fast shipping. Customer service could not have been better. All questions and suggestions were answered and given promptly and professionally. A perfect place for all your piano needs! Thank you!!

D. Mello,  Pacific Grove CA


The Knabe piano is just gorgeous! It plays beautifully, and makes us wish we were better players. We absolutely love it.
Thanks again,
T. Clancey, Wilton CT


Dennis-What a gift you have made to our lives.  The “S” most certainly has a soul- but what you did to renew her mechanicals was truly masterful. To say “Thank You” feels inadequate.
M. & V. Lambert, New York NY
 


I was downsizing and had to reluctantly divest myself of my beloved upright Yamaha piano that I had bought only 5 years before. I contacted Dennis at Pianotek and quickly became comfortable that he was technically knowledgeable and personally reliable. He had professional piano movers pick it up and sold it within a few weeks. He was re-assuring and comforting throughout the process. Thank you Dennis.
H. Watson, New York, NY


First of all, in business, success relies on word of mouth and returning customers. Well I’m spreading the word and hope to return for another purchase in the future. Dennis gave us close to an hour of his personal time to make sure we purchased the right piano for my wife. The Yamaha U1 was a perfect purchase. we were looking at digital, hybrid digital and then a Steinway that we saw advertised at Pianotek. Dennis recommended the U1 instead for its quality sound, cabinet looks and professional quality. I normally wait and give things plenty of thought and time before I make an expensive purchase. But this time I broke my rule. Bought the piano right then and there. The movers he recommended were professional and friendly and put the piano right where we wanted it… it arrived in perfect condition and tuned. This is my wife’s 31st anniversary gift, so I wanted the perfect gift and Dennis helped make that happen. Honesty, integrity and knowledge is what Dennis brings to the table. Not very common in sales. So if you are looking for a major purchase like a piano, there is no one else I would recommend.
Ben Lopez, New York NY


I cannot say enough good things about my purchase and the experience I had with Pianotek. Owner Dennis, extended to me his complete and undivided attention throughout the entire process of selecting a piano, customizing/upgrading it and finally down to the flawless, white glove delivery.  I needed up purchasing a beautiful Steinway & Sons model S (year 1947) from them. Dennis and his expert technicians fully restored the piano back to its former glory. It came out spectacular and I couldn’t be more pleased. A true gem of a piano. I found Pianotek’s customer service to be exception and it's quite evident that they care deeply for their customers as well as the pianos they offer. If I ever decide to trade up, I certainly won’t hesitate to give them a call. A+
T. Orhek, Weston CT


Hi Dennis. I wanted to let you know finally that all is well with my piano!!! I found a technician who came by today and adjusted the rod associated with the practice pedal. It was a simple adjustment that took all of 2 minutes. The piano looks and plays beautifully, and it’s truly perfect for me. I would like to thank you for all your help in getting it to me “safe and sound”.  In  your words, “you can’t drive the truck”, but you certainly did everything possible to make sure it did arrive here “safe and sound”. Thank you, again. I will certainly add my comments to the wonderful reviews that you have received from your customers.
P. Samuels, Port  St. Lucie FL


We are extremely grateful for The Pianotek Company who generously donated an upright piano through Give arts to us last year! We cannot be happier to send it to Jalen, our aspiring musician! Special thanks to MMS Moving Service who delivered the piano from Long Island to Brooklyn last year and JP Urban Moving who delivered it to Jalen’s house today! Also, we cannot wait for our musicians to use the beautiful guitar and ukulele that Ezra Guitar donated to us! We’re forever grateful for your generous support to our cause! Thank you!
THE FREE BIRD ORGANIZATION


Just a quick note to let you know that I received my piano today. It’s absolutely beautiful and I love it! Thank you for sending me such a beautiful piano. I’m sure I will enjoy it for many many years. Thanks again. C. Ray, Las Vegas NV


Finally getting around to thanking you for the beautiful piano of my dreams! The Yamaha G1 is everything you said it was and I’m enjoying it so much!  You were wonderful to work with. K. Wallace, Ashville, N.C.


Wow! Thanks Pianotek for restoring and posting the Knabe so I could later find it on your site and purchase it for my wife! The pride in your work is evident in the quality of the restoration. Rojas, the walnut refinishing looks awesome. Dennis, thanks for working with me by allowing a down payment to hold the 1930’s beauty while I sold my existing grand piano. Always available for questions via phone is only one example of the personal touch provided in this long distance transaction. My wife is very pleased with the pianos’ sound, touch and look. It is a substantial upgrade from her previous Kohler and Campbell piano. Thanks again for saving and restoring this beautiful piano that will now be enjoyed for generations.
J. Quillman, Plano TX


Because I live in a small house, my options for a piano are limited to an upright. I wanted a piano that had full capabilities and would inspire me as well. The specs on a Steinway K52 fit the bill.I began an internet search and came upon Pianotek. There was a K52 in walnut finish listed. After speaking with Dennis on the phone, I realized that not only was he an accomplished piano technician and musician; we also had music-friends in common. I drove 300 miles to his facility and played the 18 year old Steinway that Dennis had done some work on. I loved it! The piano was affordably priced and I could tell that Dennis really cared about each one of the “babies” in his shop. Dennis handled the complicated delivery process and two weeks later I had a gorgeous upright in my house. Thanks Dennis,
Jeff Layton, Ithaca NY


Greetings Dennis. Michael Beachley here from Oregon.  I write to tell you that the Steinway B arrived and has been tuned.  It is gorgeous, and the sound quality is even better than I remembered from last January.  I couldn’t be more pleased, and I am particularly happy with your service, care and interest in my quest for an instrument. If you ever seek a review for your business, please do not hesitate in asking. Thank you so very much for making this an important part of my day and my musical life. Dr. Michael Beachley, Corvallis Oregon


I purchased this piano on March 18, 2016 and it arrived today, April 14, 2016. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. Everything Dennis said about this piano was true. I bought this piano remotely; I live in Virginia and Dennis shipped it from New York. What a Piano! Absolutely beautiful condition; and the moving companies Dennis selected were spot-on professionals. Thanks Dennis for making my dreams come true! B. Whitaker, Christiansburg VA


I recently purchased an incredible Steinway Grand Piano from Pianotek, and it was an excellent experience.  Dennis (the owner) is an expert on pianos; he is both a musician and technician, and he is happy to share his knowledge.  He took the time to educate me, and make me feel comfortable while making such an important investment.  Dennis took care of everything, and when the piano arrived to my home, I couldn't believe it.  It was so beautiful; I was overwhelmed.  The piano has already given me great joy to play, and I know that it will for many years.  I now have an absolutely beautiful Steinway piano that I was able to afford, thanks to Dennis at Pianotek.
R. StevensUpper Saddle River NJ


After considerable research, I recently purchased a magnificent 1946 Steinway Model S mahogany baby grand piano from Pianotek.  The entire process - from initial phone call and consultation with owner Dennis  to ultimate selection and delivery - went very smoothly.  Dennis is extremely knowledgeable and I learned much about pianos and piano restoration through my numerous phone calls with him.  He always made himself available to either answer my calls or get right back to me when I had to leave a message. He also welcomed - and even encouraged me - to have a Steinway-certified technician visit his shop in order to vet the piano.   On the day the piano was delivered, I wondered if it would meet my expectations.  It certainly has. In short, I would encourage anyone who is considering buying a restored piano to visit Pianotek and talk with Dennis.  You will not be disappointed!
Julie W., Rochester NY


Great pianos, great service, very knowledge. Bought a Yamaha U3 from them and it's incredible!!! Highly recommended.
Paul L., Rockville Ctr. NY


I can’t tell you how happy I am with my 1949 Steinway console piano!  It sounds heavenly, and the case is gorgeous!  As well as the beautiful ivory keys.  Thank you so very much for this treasure of an instrument! J. Tresch, Sacramento CA


Got the piano today.. My wife loves it. Like you said, almost new. She has been playing it all afternoon. Thank you so much!
Bill Conkin, Louisville KY


Myself and my wife Joan were hankering after a lovely piano in honor of our mutual life love of music. As professional violinists of international acclaim, we are most discerning in our taste and requirements when it comes to a sound we like to play and work with. One of our particular passions is Chamber Music, especially with friends in the course of a relaxing evening and beyond into a more professional realm of performance.  Surfing the internet with some time to burn (as one does on a rainy Saturday afternoon), dreaming of acquiring something relatively affordable yet beautiful and in lovely condition,  I stumbled across Pianotek, a small company in Huntington Station Long Island, New York, owned and run by Mr Dennis Peracca. I lifted the phone to him and we had an exploratory chat about the various models of Steinway on display on his website. You know when you get a feeling about someone straight away? I found myself most comfortable talking with Dennis. He was not pushy in any way, and he reassured and encouraged me at every juncture throughout the discussion. I knew immediately that Dennis was a man that we could trust in our endeavors. Accordingly we decided to drive to Long Island from Cleveland to view the pianos of interest to us in his inventory. Having stayed in NYC for two days prior to visiting Pianotek, we had time to visit two prominent piano shops in Manhattan. The pianos we viewed were presented well and played nicely, but none were to our taste. The prices were extortionate, and the sales staff were ‘pianotic’ renditions of car salespeople. We ran out of these shops like bats out of hell, and began to contemplate calmer and kinder pitches in Long Island. Buying a piano to us was to be  taking on a companion for the rest of our lives, and thus we were looking for an instrument that was uniquely known to its vendor.  We got to Long Island on a chilly Saturday morning, a little bleary eyed having eaten the world’s worst bagel en route for breakfast, and adding insult to injury having washed it down with lasts weeks coffee percolations. Dennis greeted us at the door having opened the shop early to facilitate our schedule. We tried the various instruments of interest to us, all of which were presented to an extremely high standard and all of which sounded great in their own individual way. (Dennis is an accomplished pianist and composer, so he played the pianos for us as we listened from a distance). If you look around the shop, there are no fancy floors, no fancy lighting, pretentious fittings nor furniture. Just PIANOS.... some mid stage restoration, and most ready to appeal to a new owner. All of them clearly leave the shop completely and lovingly restored to the highest standards and ready to do another hundred years in the fast lane, (obviously with proper care and maintenance). We narrowed down to three pianos. Two model Bs and a Model A. The model A was delectable but ultimately not what we wanted in terms of size for the room it would occupy. The model Bs were of 1905 and 1997 vintage. Both instruments were really tremendous and offered very different tonal characteristics. We were tied, but knew we would be having one or other of them. We left the shop as it was obvious that we needed to go away and think about it. Dennis cordially saw us out, and we left feeling very excited but torn. We had in retrospect left Dennis with the impression that we wanted the piano other than the one we ended up selecting. I called Dennis in the ensuing few days to impart our verdict, and he had become suddenly apologetic. The piano he thought we had wanted when we left his shop had received a deposit that day. I was amused because I knew that the piano that we really fell for was available, and so it all ended so well. We were happy and Dennis was relieved not to have had to disappoint us at the last hurdle. I don't normally wish to talk about money and costs of these things, but these incredible pianos are being offered at affordable prices, thousands of dollars below what would be possible in the mainstream shops around the country. Trust us, we spent hours researching, and we would not have been so fortunate had we not stumbled across Dennis and his Pianotek team. The piano arrived in Cleveland on schedule, delivered safely and as we had viewed it in the shop, and with its Lifesaver system installed (an absolute must for humidity control and longevity of the soundboard). The Life saver system comes at an extra cost, but if you understand how wood works and in particular relation to piano construction, you will not hesitate to take Dennis's advice and install it. It will save you heart and headache in the future. This turned out to be a wonderful experience for us. Dennis, you are a man of wisdom and integrity and your Pianotek team is doing extraordinary work. We now curate one of the most beautiful 1905 Steinway Bs in the country courtesy of your guidance and warm encouragement. Best always,
A. & J. Louis, Shaker Hts. OH


In January 2015, my search for an upright piano led me to Pianotek where I was delighted to find many, many terrific pianos to choose from.  The owner, Dennis Pereca, is extremely knowledgeable and professional.   I purchased a restored 54-inch upright Yamaha U-3, which was beautifully restored to full luster and sound.  I absolutely love the piano! It has a deep full sound and a great feel.  It gives as much as an upright can. My positive experience with Mr. Pereca during my Yamaha purchase laid the foundation for the restoration of a 100-year-old Steinway M grand Piano that I inherited.  Mr. Pereca and his colleagues at Pianotek did a fabulous job of refinishing and restoring the piano which included the installation of a new soundboard, pin block, hammers, keys and a QRS music player system.  The painstaking process of restoring this instrument, which I have great sentimental attachment to, was executed with great care, attention to detail and love.  After the restoration was completed Mr. Pereca made all of the arrangements for shipment of the Piano to a residence, which is out- of state.   If you are considering a purchase or restoration I highly recommend Pianotek.  They are a great asset to their industry. J. King, Port Washington NY


Trusted The Pianotek Company with the consignment sale of my gorgeous Sohmer grand and my trust was rewarded with a significantly better return. Thank you Pianotek!
J. Clark, Fort Lauderdale FL


Purchased a Kawai US60M from Pianotek on Ebay in January 2017. Delivery was pretty slow due to the transport company’s workload at the time. When it arrived, several of the low notes were badly out of tune. When my local tuner/technician examined the piano, he determined that there were a number of loose pins, which caused the pitch to drop. I contacted Dennis Pereca and was assured that the problem would be resolved to my satisfaction. After some discussion, it was decided that the piano would be picked up for repairs and a loaner provided while the work was being done. The repairs tool about six weeks and I had a nice Yamaha U3 to use in the interim. The Kawai was delivered back to me on Memorial Day and after being tuned, sounds great. Dennis has been very good about offering solutions and has done everything he as said he would do to address the issues with the piano. Pianotek and Dennis are definitely worthy of our trust. I am impressed!!
David Harden

 
 

Consignments Testimonials


Denis-My Mother wanted me to express her gratitude.  She felt that you did an excellent restoration job and appreciates that you were able to secure a higher net price for her.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.  We will be sure to recommend you as opportunities arise.  J. Kanter, Mill Neck NY


With a pending move overseas, Dennis worked quickly and efficiently to have my Kawai RX2 Baby Grand picked up from my house and delivered to the Long Island location within a tight timeframe. His efforts to then sell the piano for an agreed upon price in the ensuing months was greatly appreciated, and Dennis kept me fully up to date throughout the process. We achieved a very happy outcome for sale of the piano and I would highly recommend Dennis' professionalism and service. Bruce Budd, Upper Saddle River NJ


I highly recommend Dennis Pereca and Pianotek to anyone who wishes to purchase or consign pianos.  Dennis is an expert on these magnificent instruments, from their technical specifications and sound quality, down to their cosmetic appeal. Dennis is personable, helpful, and honest. He smoothly facilitated sales on the consignment of two heirloom Steinway pianos for our family.  We were very pleased with the whole process. Sincerely,
M. Sanders, San Mateo CA


Dennis was so nice to work with in selling my Yamaha C3 Baby Grand piano. He took me through the steps and kept me updated all the way, from the moment of signing to sell, professional movers picking up the piano, launching on website to the actual sale of piano. It was a smooth ride. He is knowledgeable in what he does and I trusted him to get the job done and he succeeded. I would absolutely recommend Pianotek if you purchase or sell a used piano.
Cindy Spalliro, Totowa NJ


Four generations of my family have played the M model 1931 Steinway piano that had been passed down from my grandparents.  In the 1960’s my piano teacher used to sit and play it just to hear the great sound he rarely got from other pianos.  It pained me to have to give the piano up when I moved to a smaller apartment and no other member of my family wanted it.   Pianotek was the second place I called after doing an Internet search to find out how to sell the piano.  I was shocked at how little I was offered by the first dealer who offered to buy the piano from me outright.  And then I spoke to Dennis who could not have been nicer.  He asked for photos and gave detailed instructions of what he needed them to show.  He promptly got back to me and guided me through my options, told me what I could expect from other dealers (which did accurately reflect the experience I had with the first person I called).  He gave me a price range for the expected sales price reserving a more specific proposed sales price until he actually received the piano.  He coordinated the moving of the piano to his facility and then called again to give his assessment.  After he did the necessary work on the piano to ready it for sale he provided me the link to the sales video he had recorded and I was amazed at how he had restored the woodwork and brought back the piano's magnificent sound.  He made the entire process easy every step of the way and within weeks Dennis presented an offer that was totally in line with what he had led me to expect and that was more than fair based on the research I had done.  He even told me a little bit about the family who purchased the piano which gave me the comfort that the piano that my family had enjoyed for so many years had found a good home where it would continue to provide musical memories to new generations.  I cannot say enough positive things about the entire experience.  If ever I have the space again to accommodate a piano, there is no where else I would turn to in order to purchase the instrument.    M. Charles, WCBS, New York NY


Mr. Dennis Pereca… I just wanted to thank you for your professional handling of my Boston Grand Piano.
 Your timely sale of the piano was appreciated and I was pleased to hear that it found a good home.
 It was a pleasure doing business with you. Pianotek will be on the top of my 
list for future recommendations!
 Best regards,
 
John Arnone, New York NY


I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have sold my piano through you. I wasn’t sure which way to turn, I only knew that I wanted to begin downsizing my life, and that included selling my Yamaha C3 Baby Grand Piano. From the moment I  contacted you from your website, you took special care and a personal interest in me and my piano. You have a great passion for pianos and music, as I sensed from our conversations, and your customer service and commitment to excellence could be seen in every step of the process. The movers were incredibly skilled and friendly. The whole process from beginning to end was effortless for me. You kept in contact and you could be contacted almost any time of the day or evening. I never felt as though you were not in full control of this process.  The sale happened much quicker than I could have ever hoped, and you seemed excited as I was when everything worked out so well. It is so very refreshing to find the reliable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy customer service you provide. I would recommend Pianotek to anyone looking for assistance with their sale or purchase. Sincerely!!!! N. Beland, Storrs CT


I would highly recommend Pianotek to anyone who is serious about buying or selling a fine piano!  As a senior move manager in Delaware, my job entails disbursing household items for seniors and their families.  One of my clients owned a 1938 Steinway Baby Grand, which was gathering dust after many years of non-use.  A local company declined even to come out and see the piano, offering $1,000 “to take it off my hands”.  My Google research led me to Pianotek, thank goodness!  Dennis Pereca guided me through taking pictures, finding a reputable piano moving company, then handling every detail at his end.  The piano was beautifully cleaned and tuned, then listed on Pianoek’s marvelous website.  Within a short time, Dennis found the perfect buyer for my client’s piano; selling it for 15 times what the local company offered!  My client was thrilled, and I now gladly recommend Dennis and Pianotek to all of my clients and colleagues!”  Have a great summer, Dennis!  You rock!! 
Gen Wallace, Wilmington DE


It was indeed a pleasure to work with Dennis and Pianotek on the sale of our Steinway.  They did an excellent job valuing, marketing and selling the instrument for a price better than we would have otherwise gotten in the market.  As much as we hated to part with our piano, Dennis made it an easy and valuable transition.  I highly recommend them. Best.
J. Turner, Fairfield CT 


I do not have enough space for all the good things I could say about Pianotek and Dennis Pereca. Dennis sold my Steinway B grand piano under difficult circumstances, as the piano was in storage for the past two years and needed to find a new home. In order to do so, Dennis handled every detail starting with the move, the renovation and restoration of this great instrument into renewed showroom condition, and then the sale. Not only did he sell the piano, he also sold me on his deep knowledge, talent, professionalism and optimistic attitude throughout. Pianotek is a uniquely amazing place to buy or sell a piano because the trust that you develop in the process is unmatched and uncommon for such an important transaction. I am most grateful. 
Mark P. Gold, M.D., New York NY


We owned a Kawai Baby Grand for more than twenty years. We had no idea how to go about selling it. After listening to proposals from several piano dealers which we felt would not treat us fairly we contacted Dennis at Pianotek and had an entirely different reaction. Rather than being offered a small lump sum for our piano, Dennis offered us a fair share of the actual selling price. He also undertook to have the piano picked up for a small fee and to have it tuned and cleaned at Pianotek’s expense. We thought they did a great job marketing the piano with the video-recording that could be accessed on their website. The piano sold for a very good price shortly after the recording became available online. We received our share of the selling price promptly thereafter.We couldn't be more pleased with Pianotek’s performance and, if we ever buy another piano, it will be from Pianotek. 
L. Regazin, Huntington NY


I was downsizing and had to reluctantly divest myself of my beloved upright Yamaha piano that I had bought only 5 years before. I contacted Dennis at Pianotek and quickly became comfortable that he was technically knowledgeable and personally reliable. He had professional piano movers pick it up and sold it within a few weeks. He was re-assuring and comforting throughout the process. Thank you Dennis.
H. Watson, New York NY


 Thanks so much for taking care of the consignment sale of my mother’s Steinway.  You made it very simple and painless.  Plus, we received much more money than we had been offered by piano dealers and estate purchasers who had wanted to buy the piano “as is”. 
L. Greher, New York NY


First of all I would like to start out by mentioning what a pleasure it was doing business with Pianotek. I feel fortunate to have found Mr. Pereca who is a man of his word... trustworthy and honest. I will miss my Steinway very much but Pianotek made the consignment option smooth and profitable. Thank you again! 
L. Gropen, Northport NY


We feel fortunate to have found Pianotek to handle the consignment and sale of our Steinway S. The process was involved; the piano required much work to bring it back to its former glory. Dennis is extremely knowledgeable and skillful and the piano sold soon after the work was completed. He is a genuine individual who worked to make the process smooth, and profitable. We will miss the piano but would heartily recommend Pianotek to anyone considering a consignment.  
A. Ward, Vero Beach FL


It was a pleasure doing business with you. Although the proceeds were less than hoped for, it is certainly more than I paid and I am happy.  I hope the buyer gets many years of enjoyment from his new piano. Thanks again. Sincerely,
B. Tunick, Lake Worth FL


I recently dealt with Pianotek to sell my Yamaha C3 piano on consignment.  It was a wonderful experience.  The owner Dennis Pereca was extremely knowledgeable
and helpful. The transaction was very pleasant and profitable.  Due to Mr. 
Pereca’s skill and understanding of the industry he was able to sell my 
piano quickly and for an excellent price.  I highly recommend Pianotek and Mr. Pereca. Sincerely, 
P. Young, 
Staten Island NY 


Pianotek did exactly what they said… they sold my piano on consignment… honored the terms... and there were no hidden extras for polishing, cleaning or repair… and in a week... Wow! A real pleasure to do business with you ... Happy New Year!!
E. Boselli, Bayside NY 


As far as my experience with Pianotek -  Know one thing... you are dealing with a real professional. I had purchased this beautiful ebony SCHIMMEL originally in Hamburg, Germany, I had it delivered across the ocean to Colorado. When we decided to move from Colorado to Manhattan, I could not keep it. I found Pianotek on the internet.  After speaking with Dennis I could tell right away that I had found the right person to resell my piano. I was not just talking to a salesperson of secondhand pianos but to a real connoisseur, to an expert. He truly loves pianos and music and treats them for what they are... pieces of art. I knew he would do the proper estimate, that he was totally trustful.  Pianotek would even do any repairs if needed.  I knew basically he was more interested in fulfilling his own sense of perfection than in profit. I signed the scanned consignment agreement. And I was right. Everything was handled smoothly: the piano movers, the pictures, the SCHIMMEL went through a wide spectrum of exams, passing every step, the diagnosis was good. And mine too. The SCHIMMEL sold so quickly that I did not have time to realize it was not mine anymore. And … I miss this SCHIMMEL! 
V. Lacour-Gayet, New York NY


We recently decided that we could not move with us the baby grand piano that had been in our family for more than fifty years. Once we made the decision to sell our piano, we were extremely fortunate to find Dennis at Pianotek. Dennis explained to us how Pianotek takes a quality instrument, like our family treasure, and restores it to its original condition. Through the reach of its website, Dennis was confident Pianotek would find a suitable purchaser for our piano. Everything Dennis promised came true. The restoration work he and his team at Pianotek performed and their attention to detail enhanced the musical quality of our piano. Through Pianotek’s efforts, we were able to sell our piano quickly and at a very fine price. Even though we were nearly halfway across the country, Dennis was easy to work with at every step of the process. We would readily recommend his services to anyone deciding to re-sell a fine musical instrument. Thank You,
S. Woghin, Ann Arbor MI


Trusted The Pianotek Company with the consignment sale of my gorgeous Sohmer grand and my trust was rewarded with a significantly better return. Thank you Pianotek!
J. ClarkFort Lauderdale FL


Dear Dennis, my husband and I could not have been happier with your service in selling our Yamaha on consignment with Pianotek. We could not be more thrilled with your company’s service and treatment of our Yamaha C2. Your mover’s and tuners made a terrific piano even better and you sold it for us in a matter of weeks! It was hard to part with the piano after all these years but you made the process painless and got us a great price. Thank you for your hard work and professionalism. Thank you,
A. & L. Capilupi, Garden City NY


Our experience selling our Yamaha GC1 through Pianotek was great. Dennis was able to get us a very fair price for the piano in a short amount of time and was very professional through the entire transaction. We called a few other piano stores before we found Pianotek and, to make a long story short, dealing with Dennis was very refreshing compared to the others. Dennis is honest and upfront with all information and he kept us updated at all times. We couldn't be happier with the outcome and will only buy and sell through Pianotek from now on.
R. Cutrone, Greenlawn NY


Thank you again and again for your wonderful service and extremely speedy sale of my Steinway M Piano!!! Best regards,
E. Mehling, New York NY


Dennis, just want you to know what a pleasant experience I had dealing with you.  No hassles, everything was done professionally.
 Picking up the piano from my home, updating me with prospective buyers until it was sold. I got my payment in due time, as you promised. Thanks so much!! 
 C. Del Rosario, Demarest NJ