Be A Piano Tuner
Posted 29 March 2006 - 13:07
I m interested to learn piano tuning but sad to say it's hard to find any schools or centres that teach the skill in my country.. recently one piano company replied and will need me to join them as apprentice to learn the skill...they need me to go for an interview. And my doubts are do i need any knowledge or be skilled in this trade in the first place. What do they need to see in me before considering i am the suitable person for them? meanwhile i ve not joined any school and will try to read up more...
Posted 29 March 2006 - 18:37
Good luck with your researching, and all the best if you do decide to make this your career. A good tuner is worth his/her weight in gold!
Guest: another crazy pianist_*
Posted 29 March 2006 - 18:51
I live in Belgium, where there are no schools for piano-tuners neither.
So five years ago -- at the time I was doing water analyses in a lab, and wanted to change -- I read an advert from a piano company. They just asked if I had some (basic) knowledge of music, and if I was really motivated to learn the job. They would let me try a couple of times, to evaluate how I would be getting on with it. One of their tuners showed me how to do it (with a machine), and then watched me trying to tune a part of a piano. In the beginning, it's not easy at all; you really have to learn how to manipulate those tuning pins; it takes 3 or 4 hours to get a piano finished, and the results of these first tuning attempts are never brilliant. But my future collegue thought my bungling wasn't that bad for a beginning, and I was accepted. I had a 6 month training in the shop's workplace: besides much tuning practice, I learned also how to do some maintenance and repair works, like replacing broken strings, bimsing hammer felt, regulation, voicing, ...
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:00
Would you have to have perfect pitch to tune Pianos?
If piano tuners must have perfect pitch,
there'll be so few piano tuners around.
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 14:39
Yup, that's how my tuner tunes pianos.
Guest: Emma C_*
Posted 18 April 2006 - 14:50
He did say something about if you had perfect pitch tuning pianos would not be easy because it is tempered... so much of it would sound out of tune to someone with perfect pitch even when they had finished. He said he learned from someone with absolute pitch, so I guess it is possible!
Posted 11 May 2006 - 15:35