Our 18 month course is designed for people who like to learn on their own. This Tuning / Technical course is a mentored course that is designed for people who want to combine the convenience of online assistance, personal support, and feedback. Rick and other experienced members of the Piano Technicians Guild will give you the assistance you require.

We will do our best to provide you the foundation skills in Tuning, Regulation, and Repairs necessary to pass the Certification Exams offered by the Piano Technicians Guild. As an RPT, you can competently service the pianos in your community.

The Complete Course in Piano Technology

          Full Tuition: $2375.00

          Tools are purchased separately from a Piano Supply company. Basic tools for the Tuning Course are about $225. Basic tools for the Technical Course begin at about $350. Grand and Vertical Action models along with other necessary items for the technical instruction must be obtained from outside sources. Often, the local chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild can loan you these models, or they can be purchased directly from the Piano Technicians Guild.

          Includes written materials and access to our online video library.

          Phone and email consultations are included in the tuition fee.

          Live tutoring sessions are also included. Tutoring sessions can be booked by clicking on the Calendar in the navigation window above.

We accept Visa - MasterCard - Discover - American Express - PayPal.

Terms of Enrollment

     The tuition includes the study materials, instructional video support, email, phone, and live tutoring sessions. The Butler School uses several instructors. The course must be completed within 18 months. Extensions can be granted for additional fees. Tools will be purchased separately from Schaff Piano Supply (or another supply house) as needed.

     By enrolling in the school, you agree to abide by all the standards and policies outlined by The Butler School of Piano Technology.

     You further accept and agree that you will not in any way or form copy, reproduce, or share with anyone any written material, the Video Library or any other form of material provided by and/or received from the Butler School of Piano Technology as operated by Richard James Butler, Jr. and agents and representatives of Richard James Butler, Jr. The use of any materials provided by Butler School of Piano will be limited to your personal use and benefit solely. There will be no refund of tuition fees if a student withdraws from the school. The Butler School uses a number of instructors.

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