Composer & wife after concertMichael Kimbell operates his own Piano Tuning and Repair Service near San Francisco. He has been a Registered Piano Technician in the Piano Technicians Guild since 1979. For service, please call (650) 359-7693 for an appointment. Further information is under the Piano Services menu.

Michael, who earned his doctorate in music composition at Cornell University, is also an award-winning composer and clarinetist. He has won numerous accolades for his original music compositions, which include symphonic, chamber, choral, piano, harp, and vocal works as well as a short opera and children’s theatre music.  (See Videos below.) As part of music-making, he keeps pianos singing and operating at their full potential.

Edith Kimbell, who assists Michael in the family Piano Service business, is also a free-lance writer of short stories, music editor and translator.

Together, as piano technician, composer, music publishers, and artists, Michael and Edith share a passion for creating and revitalizing music for musicians and audiences alike.

Online videos of music by Michael Kimbell:

Three Sonnets from the Portuguese for voice and piano
2020 video by Alec Jeong, tenor and Asako Tsumagari, piano

Into the Stars, A Musical Voyage into the Carina Nebula (Toccata and Fugue on
for solo harp —
30 November 2016 premiere by Katrina Szederkényi at the opening concert of the International Harp Competition, Szeged, Hungary

Remembering for Atonement for chorus and orchestra — 5 November 2016 premiere by the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 5 November 2016

Front Line for chamber orchestra and narrator — June 2014 performance by the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra

Celestial Encounters for solo piano — 2013 video by Sally Christian

Time does not move for chamber orchestra and narrator — May 2013 performance by Emmanuel Williams and the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra

See also Videos and Recordings. Further recordings are under individual listings in the Compositions menu.