Profession membranophone musical instruments maker

Membranophone musical instruments makers create and assemble parts to make membranophone instruments to specified instructions or diagrams. They stretch and attach the membrane to the frame of the instrument, test the quality and inspect the finished instrument.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic


  • Woodturning

    Process of shaping wood on a lathe and its types, namely spindle turning and faceplate turning.

  • Organic building materials

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

  • Types of membranes

    The materials used for the drumhead of membranophone musical instruments include animal skin, plastic and synthetic fibers such as aramid fibers.

  • Musical instruments

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

  • 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.

  • Types of drums

    Drums can be classified according to the manner of sound production and shape such as tubular drums, kettle drums, friction drums, mirlitons and frame drums. The division can also be based on the materials used for their production such as leather-headed drums, clay drums, wood drums and metal drums.

  • Tuning techniques

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

  • Metalworking

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

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

  • Produce drum components

    Choose the appropriate materials and tools, and build the different drum parts such as the shell, the top and bottom hoops, the top and bottom heads, and tension rods.

Optional knowledge and skills

trade in musical instruments apply restoration techniques operate wood sawing equipment create smooth wood surface restore musical instruments operate soldering equipment operate welding equipment verify product specifications join wood elements design musical instruments evaluate restoration procedures estimate value of musical instruments conservation techniques estimate restoration costs sales promotion techniques decorate musical instruments history of musical instruments technical drawings musical instrument accessories pass on trade techniques acoustics select restoration activities identify customer's needs