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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 thatit found a good hope.
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
LForman 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 and 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, N.Y.

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 ofpleasure 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. and 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 costumer,
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 Paransky, Los 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 C-2. 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 hesistant about purchasing a pre-owned piano, but after hearing Dennis' magical fingers move, we made our decision. Dennis was extremely patient througout 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,
SQ. 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

•  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

•  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 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.
P. Young,Staten Island, 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!
Northport,  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


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