Program Type:
  • Artist Diploma
  • Artist Diploma in Piano Technology (ADipPT)

Our two-year program in piano technology emphasizes the collaborative relationship between the concert artist and piano technician. Instruction, hands-on learning, mentoring, and regular projects will further equip students for work with the grand instrument as well as the musician.

Program Director

John Cavanaugh

Executive Director of Keyboard Technology
Contact

John Cavanaugh

Executive Director 440-775-8275
John Cavanaugh oversees the work of a student in the piano technology program. Photo credit: William Rieter

Preparation and Tuning

Although concert prep skills are an important part of the piano technology program, its scope is much broader. We not only train students in concert tuning and preparation, but also help students develop rebuilding and shop skills. During the first year, students can expect to replace a fully fitted Steinway pinblock, perform soundboard repairs, and receive training in tool sharpening and maintenance for hand tools and machines.

Piano Technology Faculty

The Piano Technology program emphasizes the collaborative relationship between the concert artist and piano technician and features mentorship by concert technicians and rebuilders John Cavanaugh, Robert Murphy, and Ken Sloane.

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“We don’t go to a piano and just start working on it. We survey the problem. We think about how we can make its strengths better and how we can camouflage its weaknesses. And then we go to work.”

John Cavanaugh , Executive Director of Keyboard Technology
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