This Course is designed to help you attain the knowledge and develop the skills needed to pass the
Certification Exams offered by The Piano Technicians Guild
which demonstrates that you are ready to handle normal piano service and repair.
Please be advised that enrollment in the Butler School of Piano Technology is closed at this time. We will be accepting new students in the fall of 2016. Thank you.
It has been estimated that two thirds of Piano Tuner / Technicians have learned their profession through enrollment in correspondence or self-study courses. Enrtry level training usually requires from 6 to 18 months.
Piano Technology is a good profession for those who like to work independently. They report a high level of job satisfaction, a low stress level, and a serious commitment to continued personal and professional growth. With a solid education you will be able to work in concert halls, colleges and universities, recording studios, retail stores and in many other exciting settings.
Our course is designed to give you the skills you need for a new career in the piano service business and qualify to become a 'Registered Piano Technician' as a member of The Piano Technicians Guild!
Perhaps the most important function of the Piano Technician's Guild is to qualify technicians as Registered Piano Technicians. It assures quality piano service by requiring that a technician pass these rigorous set of examinations. The RPT credential shows that the technician is ready to handle normal piano service and repair. The Piano Technicians Guild has developed a set of standardized tests which help insure quality piano service.