Reuben Katz is one of the finest keyboard technicians with whom I have ever worked. He brought the Queens Steinway to concert standard in Taunton when I played there and was helpful by staying on throughout the recital in order to fix any errant out-of-tune strings. Although this was not necessary, he touched up the piano again at interval so that it was perfect for the second half of the concert. His standards are very high, his expert judgement extremely reliable and it was a great pleasure working with him.
Reuben Katz has been the piano technician for Sherborne School for Girls since September 2004. Not only is he an excellent piano tuner but he has also transformed the tone and action of the school’s 45 instruments and their tuning has much greater stability. He is totally reliable and business-like, always ready to give advice, and it was through him that we acquired our fine Yamaha grand piano. He keeps a comprehensive log of all the instruments and has a clear overview of all that needs to be done and when. His prices for tuning, repairs and moving instruments are very competitive, and we very much value his support and have the greatest confidence in all he does for us.
Tony Urbainczyk Assistant Director of Music, Sherborne School for Girls
Dear Reuben, I just wanted to thank you for making the experience of acquiring a new piano so satisfactory. I'm not only happy with the Broadwood (which looks great in our double height barn space) - your service with regard to installation, tuning and general good-humour has been fantastic. I will be asking you to continue to maintain the instrument so no doubt we'll be in touch. With best wishes, Mike
Mike Brook Managing Director ORGANIC PARTNERS Specialists in Organic and ethically traded herbal ingredients Milverton, Somerset, TA4 1NF, United Kingdom
As a classical record producer who has, over the years, worked with many of our nation's finest piano tuners I cannot recommend Reuben Katz more highly. He is a uniquely gifted tuner and technician whose perfectionism and dedication to his craft succeed in producing miraculous results time after time.
Alexander Waugh Luckham Farm Milverton Somerset
I have used Reuben Katz services both as a piano technician and as a tuner. As a technician he restored a Bechstein series 9 upright for me . As a tuner he tunes the Bechstein and my Schimmel grand (to which he has also carried out some adjustment to the action). In both fields I find his work to be of the highest standard and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Trevor Bolshaw Organist, Pianist and teacher, Honiton, Devon
Reuben Katz has been an absolute godsend for advice with regard to the purchase of suitable pianos for my two daughters.
When a piano I bought without consulting him went wrong he quickly diagnosed the problem and then helped me to negotiate an excellent deal with the supplier. Thanks to Reuben I came away with a better instrument at a substantial saving. He was very happy to share his insider knowledge with me at no benefit to himself. What a generous spirit!
I have no hesitation in letting him come to our home to tune our piano when we are not there. He always leaves everything immaculate and provides excellent feedback on how to get the very best out of our instrument.
If you are looking for a completely reliable and trustworthy individual who comes with his heart in the right place then look no further than Reuben Katz.
My husband and I highly recommend Reuben Katz and his team full stop. We bought a piano from him two weeks ago and found the entire experience not only satisfactory but indeed very pleasant.
We found Reuben Katz Pianos as an organisation open, helpful, communicative, knowledgeable, responsible and prompt. We couldn’t be happier with our piano and the service we received from everyone at Reuben Katz was first rate.
I would be happy to speak with any clients who would like further detail from me.
Nancy Patton Wood
Hope you and Ben got back OK and weren't too exhausted after such a long day and such a very early start - I am so grateful to you for your consummately professional service in what was an unusual move to say the least! A Bluthner grand on the Isles of Scilly from an upstairs flat, down a very difficult staircase, onto a lorry and delivered to the quay, loaded into a container and onto a small freight boat, and delivered to the small island of St Martin's, all in very challenging weather conditions - you made the whole thing seem easy and the piano arrived in perfect condition. Thank you also for your advice on tuning and restoration, and I do hope you will be able to come over to maintain the piano on a regular basis in spite of our location.
Mrs. S. Murray
Isles of Scilly
This thank you letter is in appreciation of the things you have done for the piano I recently purchased from you.
As an overseas buyer I had to depend on your recommendation, and we were very happy and impressed with the piano we received on 29 April 2011.
You have sourced the freight forwarder and arranged with the packer for shipment. These were additional items which were not in your area of works when we originally discussed about the piano.
Moreover, the description you provided about the piano tone and condition (very clean piano) were exactly what we got, a beautifully sounding piano with clean interior.
We find you are an honest, reliable and knowledgeable person for overseas buyers like myself to turn to when looking for used pianos. I am more than happy to buy another piano from you (if there is an opportunity) and I certainly will not hesitate to recommend anyone who is looking for a used piano to look for you.
I wish you and your son a prosperous business.
Andrew Ong Eng San
I just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU for coming to Lyme Regis on Tuesday to tend a rather sick Kemble Minx. At least now I can, once again derive pleasure from playing it….Badly.
Mrs. J Edmunds