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Piano tuning and restoration (Advanced) Level 3

Level 3

Key Facts

Level:Level 3

Full-time/part-time:Full time

Duration: Daytime/working hours

Start Date:1st August 2017

Location:Newark Campus

Course Code:SPN0050AA1

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If you want to pursue a career as a tuner or piano technician then this is an excellent place to start. The Advanced programme covers years two and three of a three year programme and will provide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge to progress through the levels of piano tuning and restoration. This course enables you to reach an advanced standard, consolidating your experience and skills.
Upon successful completion you will be able to progress into employment as a piano tuner or technician.
During this course, you will study: advanced aspects of piano tuning on both upright and grand pianos; minor maintenance tasks typically performed on customers’ pianos; full workshop restoration and refurbishment; upright and grand piano fine tuning; restringing; action (hammer mechanism) overhaul of upright and grand pianos; setting up and regulating; case restoration and polishing; study of acoustics; further tool making; elements of piano design and construction and preparation for employment or self-employment.

You will need to already hold a Foundation Piano Tuning and Restoration qualification or have equivalent tuning/restoration experience. A good command of spoken and written English is also essential and those from outside the UK and EU must also have a qualification in English at or above level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages in order to apply for a Tier 4 student visa.
You will be required to attend an interview and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
Assessment is through practical work.
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