The Butler School of Piano Technology

Tuning a piano

An Interactive Course in Piano Technology

The Internet Learning Exchange®

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and develop the skills that are needed to pass the Certification Exams offered by the Piano Technicians Guild.

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Live Stream Tutoring

If you have access to a good internet connection, you can take advantage of the opportunity to have supervised aural tuning practice sessions right from your home. More information here.

About the School

Our School is dedicated to providing quality education. We wish to offer a unique and interactive learning experience for those who want to begin a new career or part-time business in tuning and servicing pianos.

More information here.

Instructional Video Library

The online video library is a significant part of our course. These videos allow you to watch how the information presented in the instruction manual is applied. We are constantly adding videos to our library.

Is Piano Tuning for You?

Piano Technology is an excellent profession for those who like to work independently. Piano technicians report a high level of job satisfaction, a low-stress level, and a serious commitment to continued personal and professional growth.

My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Some have a musical history, and some do not. If you would enjoy learning a new profession, enjoy music, and like to work with your hands, then this may be the right fit for you.

Your Instructor

Rick Butler has been a full-time piano technician for over four decades. He has been teaching piano technology at some level throughout his career. His school has helped many people enter this profession.  

If you would like to become a professional piano technician, ready to handle routine tuning, service, and repair, then why not qualify as Registered Piano Technician - RPT - member of the Piano Technicians Guild. If you're a member of the PTG, I invite you to enroll in my school and prepare to pass the PTG Certification Exams! Here's a video that you might enjoy watching to learn a little bit about where this profession could take you. I am very proud to introduce to you, my brother, Rodney.

Learn to Tune Pianos

Learn Piano Tuning

The Butler School of  Piano Technology

Rick Butler RPT  -  Registered Piano Technician, The Piano Technicians Guild

rickbutler@thebutlerschool.org

phone: 240 396 7480

If you cannot afford, in time or money, to attend a one or two year program at a residential school for piano technology, this school is your best alternative. There isn't another school that I am aware of that provides the kind of personal, timely, and comprehensive instruction that you will receive here.

I cover all phases of aural piano tuning, including the concepts on which equal temperament is founded. This includes advanced tuning features not offered by other schools.

My students can be found in the United States and many countries worldwide, including Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Japan, the UK, New Zealand, and others.

Why not take your exam and become a professional piano technician by earning your certification as a 'Registerd Piano Technican member of the Piano Technicians Guild? They did!

Welcome! A few words about the school from

Rick Butler, RPT