Oberlin boasts 240-plus Steinway grand pianos and the longest continuous relationship with the piano maker of any institution in the world. Our two-year Artist Diploma in Piano Technology, created in partnership with Steinway & Sons, grew out of this extensive history together. We emphasize the collaborative relationship between the concert artist and piano technician.
Through individualized instruction, training in complete piano restoration, regular interaction with visiting world-class artists and master piano technicians, and immersive training at the New York Steinway factory, students who complete the program are placed directly into careers that demand the highest level of technical expertise.
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 and Robert Murphy.
“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
Piano Technology News
January 26, 2017
May 12, 2014