Piano Tuning and Repair Online Course
About the Course:
We designed the Piano Tuning and Repair Course to help our student achieve the coveted “Certified Piano Technician” (CPT) status. Not only is this course designed as a training program for the Piano Technician Guild’s Registered Piano Technician (RPT) exams, it is 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.
Piano Technician Academy’s piano tuning and repair course is the first and only completely online piano technology course in the world. We utilize modern day teaching techniques including high definition videos, pictures, interactive graphics and exercises allowing the student to fully grasp and understand the material. Having an e-learning specialist on staff has allowed us to develop a learning program that rivals those found at most universities. Piano technology is a very difficult trade to teach over the Internet or through a correspondence program but using the latest in e-learning technology we are able to walk our students through the material in a way never done before.
The course is broken down into 10 lessons. At the end of each lesson the student is required to take an 8-10 question quiz consisting of multiple choice & true/false questions. At the end of lesson 10 the student is required to take a 30 question final exam that covers lessons 1-10.
Tuition & Time Frame:
The tuition for the online piano tuning and repair course is $725 and includes access to the online classroom for 8 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 enrolment. 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 8 months of initial enrollment. Extensions are available upon request. PTA recommends spending at least 5-8 hours on lessons 1-2 and about 30 hours on each lesson after that. That being said students should plan to spend about 250-260 hours on the entire course. Most students choose to do one lesson a week but there is no required time frame for each lesson.
*Note this does not include the tools you need for the course. If you need tools, click here for our tool options.