Prerequisites for the apprenticeship are interest in the instrument, patience, perseverance as well as attention to detail. The profession of piano maker is very versatile and requires, on the one hand, manual dexterity for working with the various materials, and on the other hand, a cultivated appearance for field service during tunings and as a concert technician. Particularly in the field, dealing with cultural workers, musicians, music educators, etc. is also part of the job description.
Training as a piano tuner and concert technician
As in many industries, there is also a shortage of skilled workers. The strongest impact is currently in the field of concert technicians and at the music universities, that means in the top sector.
We do not offer training “only” to become a piano tuner. Our experience of the last decades has proven that the best concert technicians can only be produced with long-term qualitative training. Therefore, for us, the order of training that makes sense from a craftsman’s point of view is:
Apprenticeship as a piano maker, followed by field experience focusing on tuning and voicing, followed by service work in universities and work on stage as a concert technician.
After these years of experience, it is not guaranteed that one can act as an interface between instrument and pianist on stage with lasting success.
We currently have one apprentice in training. Here more about the team.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, we would be happy if you contact us or drop by our office and bring your application documents.
General information on apprenticeship training in Austria can be found on the WKO website.