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Piano Technician

Class Specification – D.15
Piano Technician – 8773

November, 1977

Class Concept

Under general supervision Piano Technicians perform the full range of technical duties associated with the tuning, regulating, voicing, repairing, adjusting, rebuilding and renovating of pianos, and related instruments; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically renovate and rebuild pianos; restore sound boards, bridges, pinblocks and plates; rebuild or adjust damper assemblies, pedal lyre assemblies, key frames and keys; tune, voice, and regulate instruments to the exact tonal qualities and touch desired by individual pianists; recommend replacement of pianos or estimate labor and material costs for repair and renovation; may review specifications of bids for the purchase of pianos; and may inspect instruments upon delivery for compliance with specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and four years of experience in all phases of piano technology including at least two years of experience in the renovation and rebuilding of pianos; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.