Testimonials

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I’m the one to say “thank you”. We’re very happy with the results of your work. K.K.
Honolulu, HI,
USA
August 17 2017

…I understand that you wrote the manual for the TPW Flemish single. I congratulate you on a masterful job. It was lucid, easy to follow and resulted in a successful project — of which I am very proud. J.S.
Long Beach, CA
USA
May 8 2016

I am so honored to have had a master builder work on my humble instrument. Now it drives like a BMW…Thanks again for all your help and expertise. W.S.
Tokyo,
Japan
May 5 2016

I really wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did on the instrument in Brisbane. I felt indeed very blessed to have been associated with your work — it is a big honour for me. M.E.
Prague,
Czech Republic
April 25 2016

Thank you so much Carey, and thank you for all your wonderful and dedicated work on the festival. Your skill, willingness to help and patience is very much appreciated. A.J.
Sydney,
NSW
Australia
April 19 2016

Thanks for making everything so easy and smooth.
 Makes my life a lot easier especially without an orchestral manager. It’s great that I can totally rely on you. S.M.
Sydney,
NSW
Australia
April 5 2016

The help and guidance that you so freely offer is truly invaluable to people like me and is really appreciated. Thank you once again. N.L.
Peterborough
United Kingdom
September 29 2015

The harpsichord sounds fantastic (best I can remember it)… A.J.
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
June 5 2014

Just got back last night and can't keep my hands off the clavichord. You've done a wonderful job. Looks like new, the action is so light and the sound is beautiful. I'll be looking after it better now! V.C.
Brighton-le-Sands, NSW
Australia
April 23 2014

I’m absolutely stunned by your restoration of the Andrew Garlick. The string scheduling is absolutely perfect, the voicing superb and so light, yet bringing out the best sonority of the instrument, the staggering is again perfect, and the key dip, allowing for the most incredibly light touch, with just enough free-fall after the pluck to ensure that there is no tension in hand position whatsoever. The new jacks are a model of economy, efficiency and elegance…Well, it’s opened up a whole new world of musical subtlety for me…What more can I say but thankyou, and thanks for working like a demon to get it to me so promptly. M.S.
Lawson, NSW
Australia
September 14 2013

Thank you so much for all the work you have done to our spinet. I spent an hour or so playing it this afternoon, and found it transformed. The keyboard is now even and the keys quiet. A great improvement. Bernie is already writing out new parts for me to play at next month's concert! A.H.
Sydney, NSW
Australia
August 30 2013

Your work has been thanked by all the players who knew our instrument previously. M.K.-K.
Sipoo
Finland
August 21 2013

Practicing is very pleasurable. The instrument feels like a new instrument in some ways. New, Even, Dependable. Touch is nicer. Am enjoying the tone of the lower 8⁠´ more. Am enjoying the tuning too. I'll discover more, and will be enjoying immensely, as there should be more time available soon. And look forward to tune it better, and be able to take nicer care of her too. Thank you for your expert work and the guidance!

M.K.
Santa Cruz, CA
USA
July 25 2013


Have a good rest of the trip and thank you for the quality craftsmanship you have done on my instrument. I was playing last night and tuned it and it is a real pleasure to play on it now.

D.G.
Singapore
May 31 2013


I can’t tell you how thrilled we are with the harpsichord. What a wonderful asset we have acquired and how lucky are we all to have such a beautiful instrument to play and enrich our music program.

S.T.
Sydney, NSW
Australia
March 28 2013


Many thanks indeed for your incredibly prompt service - has been a pleasure dealing with you which in turn fires me with enthusiasm to tackle the project.

M.H.
Steytlerville
South Africa
February 18 2013


Thanks … of course for being responsible for the rebirth of my harpsichord. It is producing sounds that I forgot it was capable of making, particularly in the bass! Thank you, thank you.

J.V.
Panama City
Panama
June 30 2012


Thank you for the improvements. The harpsichords are much better now.

R.L
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
June 13 2012


Carey Beebe and a David Rubio Harpsichord in Warsaw — a challenge to maintain

And many thanks for coming by to work on the instruments. It’s great to have them in such good condition…

D.A
Singapore
June 2 2012


Thanks a lot for your job, my instrument sounds very well now.

A.F
Bangkok
Thailand
May 30 2012


Many thanks for your work on the harpsichord and for your presentation which highlighted some very interesting topics that are easily overlooked in the hurly-burly of preparing for exams! … Once again, thanks for sharing your expertise and enthusiasm with us. It was much appreciated.

A.H
Singapore
May 25 2012


I … thank you for the excellent work on the five instruments. They are feeling and playing in excellent condition again. Your careful and detailed work makes a great difference to my fingers and my ears. Thanks also for the notes on the work carried out on each instrument.

D.C
Hong Kong
May 22 2012


I am so happy with my Harpsichord. You have a fine sense of wonderful sound! Many thanks for the big work!!

T.C-H.
Taipei
Taiwan
May 13 2012


Thank you very much for your great maintenance the other day … I am deeply indebted to you.

T.S.
Kanagawa
Japan
May 10 2012


Carey, not only are you a fine technician but an amazingly organised one as well! It’s no wonder you have extended overseas gigs.

D.K.
Sydney, NSW
Australia
April 18 2012


It was wonderful to have you here and we very much appreciate your work, care and attention to our instruments.

S.S.
Brisbane, QLD
Australia
February 18 2012


Many thanks for your sterling work, I hope they will ask you back.

H.B.
Brisbane, QLD
Australia
February 16 2012


Thank you very much for coming over to service and repair the harpsichords in Singapore. They are superb everytime after your visits. H.S.L
Singapore
November 8 2011

THANKYOU Carey for your lightening speed and great service. L.B
Sydney, NSW
Australia
November 3 2011

Many thanks for your work. We rehearsed this morning, this instrument sounded terrific. T.E
Sydney, NSW
Australia
August 26 2011

Thank you again for your wonderful job! K-M.J.
Seoul
South Korea
May 20 2011

I just can’t be happier with my instrument after your service… M-S.K.
Seoul
South Korea
May 7 2011

Thank you again Carey for the wonderful work — amazing all done on site! D.B.
Melbourne, VIC
Australia
January 19 2011

Many thanks for your detailed appraisal of the Conservatorium’s harpsichords and your thoroughly professional approach to their repair and general maintenance. P.L.
Hobart, TAS
Australia
December 16 2010

How can one person possibly be as efficient as you are?????? I stand amazed. C.S.
Sydney, NSW
Australia
December 9 2010

As ever, I am very indebted to you for taking this on. I completely understand how busy you are so I'm grateful. N.P.D.C.
Sydney, NSW
Australia
September 23 2010

Thanks again! I have a new instrument…I can’t stop playing it! J.R.
Honolulu, Hawaii
USA
June 29 2010

Thank you very much for your service managing your very busy trip. We could improve our instrument’s conditions a lot. Now, we need to improve our skill and then, let's enjoy music. O.O.
Yokohama
Japan
June 25 2010

Thank you for your eagerly and professionally help!! without you we couldnt make the concert happend!! Thank you so much! Z.L.
Shenzhen
China
June 10 2010

However, without your help, it would not have been possible. Thanks again… A-J.R.
Den Haag
Netherlands
June 5 2010

Thank you! : ) I hope you arrive safely to Australia and get some deserved rest. I’ve enjoyed all this summer, practicing on my instrument, thanks to you. : )

D.A.T.
San Juan
Puerto Rico
August 5 2009

Nomadic Magician

You are the professional from the professionals in the harpsichord maintanence! My Kirkman double plays even better than new. A.S.
Taipei
Taiwan
May 15 2007

I have the Watts pianoforte in my house … It arrived without any problems. The piano is much better than the photos. I am very pleased with its condition, and it appears to have a good tone. Your work in re-stringing the piano, is artwork, in and of itself. I would like to thank you, for making this transaction as troublefree, as it has been. You have gone above and beyond, and have been thorough and meticulous with your attention to this purchase.

T.M.
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
USA
April 22 2007

I have just been playing my harpsichord (François Couperin) and have been enjoying it very much. It is so much easier to play more accurately and control the nuances and articulation and because I can now really hear the bass and tenor so much better I get much more a feel of dialogue between the treble and bass. I really enjoy both sets of strings now and am hearing new characters for some of my old favourite pieces emerge … I am very grateful for all the work and thought you have put into it, it feels and sounds as if its character has really come out and beckons me to play! A.W.
Sydney, NSW
Australia
March 5 2007

Many thanks for your excellent manual and the perfect finish of the components. R.B.
Cambridge
UK
January 3 2007

A million thanks, Carey, for walking me through the construction of the Delin Spinet. Your responses to my plaintive email requests for assistance were always prompt, to the point, immensely helpful, and always encouraging… M.F
Mill Valley, California
USA
August 4 2006

I write this e-mail just to thank you for the great job done on the spinet. You gave me back a completely new and reliable instrument. E.B.
Canberra, ACT
Australia
June 1 2006

Your little packet arrived yesterday. So thanks to your advice I can now replace a broken string, a broken plectrum, tune the instrument to a temperament and relax after an apparent catastrophe. This is what I call progress! M.M.
Warsaw
Poland
February 20 2006

Many thanks for your work last Friday in such a short notice. Harpsichord is behaving very well now and I have a pleasure to practice and play again. M.K.
Sydney, NSW
Australia
October 17 2005

You rock. You know more than the […] people. V.H.
Oakland, California
USA
September 29 2005

Your devotion to the harpsichord and the great technical skills you possess are truly remarkable. What you have done to my Neupert is beyond belief. I knew it had possibilities, but it now far surpasses my fondest expectations. Besides everything working correctly, the action is much more smooth, and I can now see why you keep your hands so close to the keys in performance. It’s a totally new experience. It’s feeling and sounding like a completely new instrument, and I can hardly keep my hands off of it. I played several hours each day since you left. To put it mildly, “I’M ASTONISHED!! You are a travelling MAGICIAN!!” W.C.
Cambria, California
USA
August 18 2005

Thank you for your maintenance. The instrument is now in good shape and shall be used in our summer concert series. I.H.
Porvoo
Finland
June 27 2005

Thank you for your very expert help. I look forward to a long association over time. R.V.
San Juan
Puerto Rico
June 26 2005

Playing my harpsichord is always a pleasure for me. Before it had not a real identity in the sound, and now I am very happy with it. The revoice is good for me : a lot of “caractère”, not so hard, not so soft. Thank you very much. I.P.
Veurey-Voroize, France
June 19 2005

I am really grateful that you did such a wonderful job on the repair... :) T.Y.
Singapore
May 25 2005

You must come by in any case to catch up and see your Grimaldi, this fantastic intrument is just getting better and better, both the tone and the contrast in the voices has changed significantly over the last 18 months, it’s bigger and beefier all round, with all my listening I rate yours as one of the very first rank. It remains completely bulletproof: I tuned in December and had to do so again mid Feb, but only because I needed something more compromising than the meantone it was standing in!! D.B.
Brisbane, QLD
Australia
March 21 2005

It was wonderful to see you, and I am very pleased with your work on the Kennedy. You know how to bring out the character of the instrument very well! D.C.
Hong Kong
May 18 2003

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