Curriculum

BASIC PIANO TECHNOLOGY

The PT program covers all phases of aural piano tuning, including the concepts on which equal temperament is founded. You’ll learn to tune, regulate, and repair both upright and grand pianos. Classes include hands-on work, lectures, and field trips to such venues as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mason & Hamlin Factory in Haverhill, the Steinway factory in Long Island City, as well as various workshops and collections throughout New England.

ADVANCED PIANO TECHNOLOGY

The PA program focuses on the entire piano and comprehensive piano service. This includes advanced tuning and regulation practice, and resolving service problems that occur in the field—an example of which is the School’s 72-piano service contract with the Boston Public School system. Each year, PA students work in teams of two or three to dismantle, rebuild, and repair grand pianos.

In addition to the Full-Time program, we occasionally offer an introduction to piano technology course through our Continuing Education Department. View all CE courses here.

Basic Piano Technology Curriculum

Advanced Piano Technology Curriculum

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