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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Piano Tuner

SUMMARY:    Profoundly talented and creative Piano Tuner with over eight years experience in tuning, repairing, and rebuilding pianos; adjusting the tuning pins that control the tension of the piano strings so they produce the correct pitches.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of institutional settings.
  • Remarkable knowledge of Steinway and Sons manufacturing    and service procedures.
  • Deep knowledge of and skill in tuning, voicing, repairing and    action regulation of various piano models and brands.
  • Profound knowledge of basic computer software.
  • Exceptional skill in the use of piano technician tools such as    tuning forks, electronic tuning devices and tuning hammers.
  • Great skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • In-depth skill in leading the activities of self and others.
  • Remarkable ability to fine tune aurally.

    Professional Experience

    Department of Music, Sundown College, Minneapolis, MN
    2002 - Present

    Piano Tuner
    • Tune and voice instruments to achieve the highest level of musical performance.
    • Demonstrate discretion and judgment relative to the artistic needs of faculty, students, and visiting artists.
    • Provide support for instruments in connection with evening and weekend performances.
    • Tune pianos using tuning forks, hammers and electronic tuning devices.
    • Locate and correct defects in keyboard, pedals and action assembly.
    • Replace broken or missing wires.
    • Regulate and adjust piano actions accurately to specifications or alter scientifically to facilitate optimum performance.
    • Confer with faculty members, students and guest artists about individual tuning and special needs for the piano prior to concerts.
    • Perform emergency repairs and tuning during concerts and recitals as needed.
    • Maintain records on piano repairs and tuning.
    • Restore instruments, including analyzing, re-scaling, and redesigning piano components beyond normal factory specifications; rebuild instruments to include all aspects of sound board, wrestplank, bridge, and complete action mechanism replacement.
    • Maintain a database for inventory control and service schedules.
    • Present lectures to University classes on piano technology.
    • Move pianos to different locations as needed.

    Xanny Music Inc., Minneapolis, MN
    2000 - 2002

    Piano Repairer and Tuner
    • Repaired or replaced defective, broken, or worn parts, using hand tools, power tools, glue, and nails.
    • Adjusted lips, reeds, and toe hole of organ pipes, using hand tools, to regulate airflow and loudness of sound.
    • Adjusted alignment, string spacing, and striking point of hammers of piano, using wrench, burner, shims, and bushings.
    • Removed irregularities from tuning pins, strings, and hammers of piano, using wood block and filing tool.
    • Compared pitch of instruments with specified pitch of tuning tool to tune instrument.
    • Disassembled and reassembled instruments and parts to tune and repair, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Adjusted felt hammers on piano to increase tonal mellowness or brilliance, using sanding paddle, lacquer, or needles.
    • Inspected and tested parts of pianos, pipe organs, accordions, and concertinas to determine defects, using hand tools, gauges, and electronic testing equipment.
    • Cleaned instruments, using vacuum cleaner.
    • Mixed and measured glue.
    • Made wood replacement parts, using woodworking machines and hand tools.
    • Assembled and installed new pipe organs and pianos in buildings.

    Xanny Music Inc., Minneapolis, MN
    1997 - 2000

    Piano Repairer and Tuner Trainee (under supervision)
    • Adjusted (tuned) the piano's string tension to the correct pitches.
    • Adjusted the tonal character of pianos for evenness, power and quality (that is, voice or tone pianos).
    • Repaired or replaced broken, defective or aged piano parts such as hammers, flange pins, leather, felt, dampers, springs and strings.
    • Prepared (tuned, regulated and voiced) pianos for concerts, recording sessions or other important occasions.
    • Used woodworking skills to repair or replace piano parts, such as tuning planks, and to repair piano cabinets/cases.
    • Refinished or re-polished piano cabinets or cases.
    • Inspected, assessed and valued Xanny's pianos for purchase or insurance purposes.
    • Prepared pianos for sale; sold pianos and assisted with their delivery.

    Education and Professional Training

    American Guild of Piano Tuners Certified

    High School Diploma (1997)




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