Through April 2018, the Museum of Making Music presents “Unseen Artists: Sights & Insights from the Piano Technicians Guild.” As you enter the Museum, you’ll see three historic pianos, including the piano famously present in Ford’s Theatre with Abraham Lincoln on that fateful night in 1865.
You’ll also learn about the important role of the piano technician and discover the tools of their trade.
More than just a Tuner — What Does a Piano Technician Do?
Over the lifetime of a piano, it needs consistent service to make it a responsive musical instrument. A neglected piano will become less and less capable of musical expression over time and will tend to lead the player to frustration and disappointment. Regular service performed by a competent piano technician is simply a necessary part of owning a piano.
But what exactly does a piano technician do? In this exhibit—presented in partnership with the Piano Technicians Guild—you’ll find out that they are much more than just a piano tuner.