Full-Time Job: Piano Tuning & Technician Employment in New York
Where can I get a full time job tuning pianos?
Interested in a piano tuning / technician job in the New York tri-state area? Consider working with Faust Harrison Pianos. It's an incredibly dynamic atmosphere for technicians (and pianos)!
While you don't have to be a true expert (yet) or a "Certified Piano Technician," a work opportunity such as this require at least 2 years of experience in fieldwork or relevant education.
Additionally, this is not a mentorship type program. However, reasonable time is given for technicians/tuners to develop specific skills over the course of each year, which is both expected and granted.
Interested? Send me a message and ask me anything! I'll help you get in touch with the right people at Faust Harrison. Contact Kevin
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Technician Benefits of working at Faust Harrison Pianos
Collaborative training with the Head Technician of Technical Services
A Professional Service Coordinator builds your schedule
Work in a lively environment alongside other technicians
Work alongside rebuilders, refinishers, and action/keyboard overhaulers
Work on brand new pianos like Yamaha, Bösendorfer, Fazioli, Bechstein, Steinway, and Hoffmann.
Work on used pianos from reputable brands
Yearly training opportunities
Never work on a spinet again!
*For company "Benefits" provided by Faust Harrison Pianos see job listing ==> Job Listing
Piano Technician Responsibilites
Prospective technicians would work on a full-time basis of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
During this time, technicians are expected to do many piano related tasks. Some of these tasks include:
Chip tunings, pitch raises, and fine tunings
Adhere to a schedule of piano service appointments, providing timely and reliable services to clients
Perform action regulation, voicing, and basic repairs for grand pianos and upright pianos
Piano LifeSaver/Dampp-Chaser installations
Perform thorough inspections and evaluations of pianos to assess their condition and recommend appropriate repairs and maintenance
Piano Player System repair, upgrades, and expertise
String replacements, part replacements, and taking measurements
Training and time is allotted to technicians who haven't yet learned any specific skill.
Piano Technician Requirements
Proven experience as a Piano technician with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work in the industry.
Proficiency in piano tuning, repair, and maintenance techniques.
Strong attention to detail and a keen ear for sound quality and pitch.
The ability to thrive within a high volume, fast paced environment.
Effective time management skills and the ability to work independently.
Exceptional customer service and communication skills.
Willingness to travel to clients’ locations as needed: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and New York City
Relevant certifications or training in piano technology is a plus.
My Previous Work Experience...
Since that interview, I've been fortunate to work alongside the team of technicians at Faust Harrison Pianos for the past 5 years and beyond.
The additional growth I've had working here has been invaluable and hardly replicated elsewhere.
View all my prior Piano Technician experience here
In brief, that's the experience that helped me earn the job at Faust Harrison Pianos, where I continue to learn and grow by the day!
While I have quite a lot of real-world Piano experience, I started out by attending Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) meetings, earning an apprenticeship, and passing my Registered Piano Technician (RPT) exams. This includes the tuning exam, repairs, and written exam.
While the RPT exam is not sufficient to effectively measure an excellent job or a skilled technician, it's an educational tool to "get your foot in the door" and network with many other technicians.
After completion, I then worked 2 years at Family Piano Co. in Waukegan, Illinois. I tuned, regulated, and repaired pianos everyday.
I went back to Boston, MA to finish my Bachelor of Music at Berklee College of Music and trained & worked on the pianos at the College Campus.
Upon Graduation, I joined the team at Faust Harrison Pianos. Join us now! Contact Kevin