The Oberlin Difference
Oberlin’s emphasis on developing technicians into concert-level specialists in tuning and voicing sets the program apart from traditional piano technology programs. Our students experience guided interaction with conservatory piano faculty and visiting concert artists, through which they learn how to translate the artists’ intentions into technical plans that meet their needs.
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
Home Township Hero
Tshepiso Ledwaba ’20 brought the talent to become a world-class piano tech. Oberlin gave him the training.
Master Technician Eric Schandall Works with Oberlin Students
Artist diploma program in piano technology bridges gap between technicians and concert pianists.
Oberlin Launches Artist Diploma Program in Piano Technology
Designed in association with Steinway & Sons, the two-year graduate-level program launched in 2014-15.
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Steinway
For conservatory students still living at Oberlin, a week without a piano was a week too long.
Oberlin Forges Piano Technology Partnership with Shanghai Conservatory
Union calls for faculty residencies, student exchanges, advanced-level Oberlin degree, and more.
Oberlin Piano Tech Program Graduates First Class
Two-year-old program matches alumni with careers worldwide.
Oberlin Conservatory’s Piano Technology program welcomes students at any stage in the profession, from beginners to working technicians.