training courses

We are delighted to be able to offer a selection of training courses for piano tuners, technicians and pianists. Please see the current courses available below:

An Introduction to Grand Piano Servicing

Take your technical skills to the next level by learning the basics of grand piano servicing on this two-day course

For: Piano Tuners, Technicians & Piano Industry Professionals
Dates: 12th & 13th December 2023 - FULLY BOOKED
Register your interest for our Spring 2024 Course
Location: Pianoz Showroom, Maidenhead

Servicing a grand piano is an essential skill that can take your career in the piano industry to the next level, allowing you to provide a service that is in short supply in the UK. There is so much servicing work available - this course will help you to have the knowledge, skill and confidence to be able to take it on.
During this two day course you will learn:
  • How to carry out a full service on a grand piano, starting from the keybed and working up - each participant will have a grand piano to work on during the course
  • How to communicate effectively with your customer about your work, a vital part of the job
  • What tools you need, and what you don’t need
  • How to add finishing touches to your work to ensure you leave your customer happy every time

What recent attendees have said about the course:
“The Grand Piano Servicing course was incredibly enlightening. He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience that enabled us to fully grasp the significance of each process and the role of a technician. He carefully catered to our needs and was very considerate and deliberate when explaining new concepts, and instilled a greater sense of confidence in us, as we continue working with grand pianos” - Aden Peets, piano tuner.

“Doug’s grand regulation course was excellent professional development for me as a piano technician, widening my skill set and giving me the confidence to work on mid range to high end grand pianos, making significant improvement to those instruments. I would recommend the course to piano technicians, students and piano professionals alike to both widen their knowledge and also to gain some insight into interacting with customers, putting them at ease in allowing someone to regulate their cherished instrument. It was an enjoyable two days. Doug delivers expert and detailed knowledge with humour and I am glad I invested in the course to expand the services I can offer my customers” - Chris Hacking, Fine Tune Piano.

To find out more, or to book a place on this course, please contact us.

Piano Technology for Pianists

Learn the basics of piano technology, including how upright and grand actions work, helping you to gain another level of understanding in your journey to perfect your playing technique

For: Pianists and Piano Teachers, from age 18 upwards
Date: 2024 Date TBC
Location: H.J. Fletcher & Newman, Borough Green, Kent

Pianists work hard on their personal technique - how to sit, how to position their hands, their wrists, their arms. But what about what is going on inside the piano. How many pianists can truly say they understand how a piano really works? This lack of knowledge sets pianists apart from many other instrumentalists.
During this hands-on and informative course, you’ll learn:
  • how a grand and upright piano works, from the key to the soundboard – and everything in between
  • how this knowledge can help you develop your playing skills
  • what to listen for in a good piano tuning and how to know when it’s time to get your piano tuned.
  • How to look after your piano and ensure your piano tunings last for longer
  • What to look for when looking for a new (or second-hand) piano
To find out more, or to book a place on this course, please contact us.

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