Profession keyboard musical instrument maker

Keyboard musical instrument makers create and assemble parts to create keyboard instruments according to specified instructions or diagrams. They sand wood, tune, test and inspect the finished instrument.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Metalworking

    The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.

  • Organic building materials

    The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.

  • Musical instruments materials

    The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.

  • Tuning techniques

    Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.

Skills

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Restore musical instruments

    Restore old musical instruments to their original condition and conserve them in that state.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

  • Decorate musical instruments

    Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.

  • Tune keyboard music instruments

    Tune any parts of keyboard musical instruments that are off-key, by using various tuning techniques.

  • Create musical instrument parts

    Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.

  • Repair musical instruments

    Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

    Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.

Optional knowledge and skills

history of musical instruments play musical instruments conservation techniques identify customer's needs acoustics estimate value of musical instruments apply restoration techniques verify product specifications musical instrument accessories evaluate restoration procedures create smooth wood surface build a product's physical model design musical instruments trade in musical instruments chemistry select restoration activities install organs produce organ components technical drawings develop design plans stain wood produce piano components woodturning join wood elements create wood joints produce harpsichord components 3d modelling sand wood manipulate wood pass on trade techniques dye wood types of metal sales promotion techniques join metals estimate restoration costs