Piano Technician Proficiency Certificate


Piano tuning is a skill that is both vital and rare in the field of musical performance. Students enrolled in the Music Performance degree program who want to add a profitable skill to their arsenal should look no further. This program will teach you the ins and outs of the piano and prepare you for a career in piano tuning and maintenance. Not only will students learn tuning and maintenance in a hands-on way in the classroom, but they will also have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and work with professionals at piano stores and local concert halls, learning how to tune and maintain instruments of various qualities and ages. Students will work with both upright and grand pianos and will eventually complete certification with the Piano Technician’s Guild. Students must already be enrolled in the Music Performance degree program to enroll in this certificate program. 

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Musical Instrument Repairers and tuners - est. Salary $40,017
Music Therapist
- est. Salary $66,770
Musicians and singers
- est. Salary $63,587

**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Piano Technician Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
MUS 141PT - Applied Music I / MUS 142PT - Applied Music II   4 credits
MUS 143PT - Applied Music III / MUS 144PT - Applied Music IV Applied Music II 4 credits
MUS 241PT - Applied Music V / MUS 242PT - Applied Music VI Applied Music IV 4 credits
MUS 243PT - Applied Music VII / MUS 244PT - Applied Music VII Applied Music VI 4 credits

All incoming students must complete an Entrance Interview and Music Theory Placement Exam before being accepted into this select certificate.

All students enrolled in the Piano Technician Proficiency Certificate must also be enrolled as Music Performance majors.

Only students enrolled and accepted into the certificate are eligible to complete these courses.

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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