Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Musical instrument repairers and tuners work on a variety of instruments, often operating inside music shops or repair shops to keep the pieces in tune and in proper condition. Those who specialize in working on pianos or pipe organs may travel to the instrument's location to work. Instrument repairers and tuners usually specialize in certain families of musical instruments, such as stringed or brass instruments. Depending on the instrument, they may be skilled in working with wood, metal, electronics, or other materials. There are approximately 6,100 music instrument repairers and tuners employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Technical/Shop
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended

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