Profession musical instrument technician

Musical instrument technicians maintain, tune and repair musical instruments such as pianos, pipe organs, band instruments, violins and other instruments.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Tuning techniques

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Tune keyboard music instruments

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

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

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

  • Tune stringed musical instruments

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

  • Prevent technical problems with musical instruments

    Anticipate technical problems with musical instruments and prevent them where possible. Tune and play musical instruments for sound check before rehearsal or performance.

  • Rewire electronic musical instruments

    Rewire any lose wiring or solder any loose ends of electronic musical instruments.

  • 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.

  • Repair musical instruments

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

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

Optional knowledge and skills

musical instrument accessories play musical instruments estimate restoration costs design musical instruments evaluate restoration procedures verify product specifications apply restoration techniques estimate value of musical instruments create musical instrument parts trade in musical instruments acoustics woodturning decorate musical instruments organic building materials metalworking pass on trade techniques history of musical instruments