Musical Instrument Repairers & Tuners

Banjo Repair Person, Luthier, Piano Technician, Piano Tuner

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What they do:
Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.
On the job, you would:
  • Play instruments to evaluate their sound quality and to locate any defects.
  • Adjust string tensions to tune instruments, using hand tools and electronic tuning devices.
  • Reassemble instruments following repair, using hand tools and power tools and glue, hair, yarn, resin, or clamps, and lubricate instruments as necessary.



  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Hearing and Speech

  • tell the difference between sounds
  • pay attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds


  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Independence
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • Katsura Shareware KS Strobe Tuner
  • Veritune Verituner


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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