Youtube clip: Watch a Piano Tuner in action
What is a Piano Tuner?
A piano is a very complex musical instrument. It contains about two hundred and thirty strings, eighty-eight keys and more than four thousand working parts, depending on the size and model. That’s a lot of parts for a Piano Tuner/Technician to know, understand and how it works!
A Piano Tuner makes sure that all these parts are functioning and that the sound the piano produces is on pitch.
Piano Tuners can work for piano manufacturers, dealers, repair shops, music conservatories, universities, music shops, recording studios and concert halls etc.
What does a Piano Tuner do?
- visits clients’ pianos in homes, classrooms, concert halls, etc
- tunes pianos to the correct pitch by loosening or
- tightens strings with a tuning hammer
- replaces broken piano parts
- detects and corrects sound problems
- adjusts moving parts
- advises clients on restoration
- repairs pianos
- travels from one client to another
Are you … ?
- a piano player?
- a person with exceptionally good hearing?
- attentive to detail?
How do I become a Piano Tuner?
- SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIANO TUNERS
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Piano Tuner the right career choice for me?