The Kenya Piano Project is a joint venture created by Kenn Wildes of Seattle, Washington, and Patrick Muraya of Nairobi, Kenya. In 1991 Kenn traveled to Africa to pursue a long distance running career. While living there, he utilized his experience as a piano tuner and restoration technician and started a piano business. He met Patrick Muraya showed a keen interest in apprenticing. Under Kenn’s guidance, Patrick honed his skills and became a talented piano technician. Over the years, the piano business thrived.
After five years of living in Africa, Kenn returned to the United States and Patrick became the new owner. Pianos that are generously donated to the Kenya Piano Project are shipped to Nairobi, where they provide a livelihood for those who are learning the skills to restore and repair pianos. Once restored in Kenya, these pianos are then made available for purchase in the community. Because of these donations, many of these pianos will find a new and cherished home of musicians, students and music lovers alike who will continue to enjoy the gift of music for years to come.
is an effort to help people upgrade their instrument, whether it be from a keyboard, or looking for a better piano. Due to the confusing plethora of inexpensive pianos available privately, these pianos are brought into the repair shop, inspected, serviced, guaranteed, and made available for $100-$900 to the local community.
Seattle's longest-running musical organization, Ladies Musical Club was founded on March 24, 1891. Working together with LMC, we have donated pianos to undeserved local schools, and maintained the tuning as well.
Occasionally, we give free pianos to local students in need. We receive free pianos, we give free pianos! Each piano is inspected to ensure dependability, tuned and cleaned, and given to people who are not able to afford buying a piano.
This 1915 gorgeous unique walnut Steinway Model O has been refinished in November 2014 with a perfect Steinway style finish, including recently restrung with all new strings, hammers, and keytops.
The new location is located all the way to the back of the parking lot near Metropolitan Music.