Piano Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Repairs, tunes, voices, regulates action, and may rebuild vertical
and grand pianos using specialized tools and gauges. Presents
lectures to classes on piano tuning or related subject.
a specialized classification and not part of a series.
Examples of Duties:
- Tunes and voices instruments to a high level of musical
excellence, demonstrating discretion and judgment relative to
the artistic need of faculty, students, and visiting artists;
supports evening and weekend recitals.
- Regulates and adjusts piano actions accurately to
specifications or alters scientifically to optimize performance.
- Restores instruments, including analyzing, re-scaling, and
redesigning piano components beyond normal factory
specifications; rebuilds instruments to include all phases of
sounding board, wrestplank, bridge, and complete action
- Maintains a database for inventory control and service
- Presents lectures to University classes on piano technology.
- Moves pianos to different locations as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of institutional settings.
- General music background.
- Knowledge and skill in soundboard and action replacement.
- Knowledge of Steinway and Sons manufacturing and service
- Knowledge and skill in structural rebuilding and action
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Knowledge of basic computer literacy.
- Skill in leading the activities of self and others.
- Ability to fine tune aurally.
years' experience as a Registered Piano Technician with a proven
record of concert experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills,
and abilities have been achieved.
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