We designed the Piano Tuning and Repair Course to help our student achieve the coveted "Certified Piano Technician" (CPT) status offered by The Piano Technician Academy. Not only is this course designed as a training program for the Piano Technician Guild's Registered Piano Technician (RPT) exams, it also allows our students to become Certified Piano Technicians by completing our course with at least an 80% or higher. Our mission here at PTA is to provide in depth training on piano technology to students all over the world. Over the years we have had students in over 50 countries and have helped people develop a trade that they will keep with them for the rest of their life.
The course is broken down into 14 lessons. At the end of each lesson the student is required to take an 8-10 question quiz consisting of multiple choice, match the part/tool & true/false questions. At the end of lesson 14 the student is required to take a 50 question final exam that covers lessons 1-14.
The tuition for the online piano tuning and repair course is $1250 and includes access to the online classroom for 12 months as well access to downloadable/ printable PDF versions of all the lessons for future reference. You will also have regular contact via email or telephone with your instructor both during your studies and after your course is complete. Videos are none downloadable for copyright reasons and are only viewable in the online classroom.
Being an online school the Piano Technician Academy is able to offer year round open enrollment. The course is self paced allowing students to study when it is convenient for them. PTA does however require that you finish the course within 12 months of initial enrollment. Extensions are available upon request. PTA recommends spending at least 8-10 hours on lessons 1-2 and about 20-30 hours on each lesson after that. That being said students should plan to spend about 256-380 hours on the entire course. Most students choose to do one lesson a week but there is no required time frame for each lesson.