The Butler School of Piano Technology
Piano Tuning School

Learn Piano Tuning at your own pace!

Tuning for a Performance
Installing a new soundboard
Regulating the action
The need for action alignment

Learn how to Tune Pianos

An Interactive Piano Tuning School Online
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Learn Piano Tuning

If you cannot afford, in time or money, to attend a one or two-year program at a residential school for piano technology, our piano tuning school is your best alternative. There isn't another school I am aware of that provides the personal, timely, and comprehensive instruction 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 are in the United States and many countries worldwide, including Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Japan, the UK, and New Zealand.


This course is designed to give you the knowledge and develop the skills needed to pass the Certification Exams offered by the Piano Technicians Guild.
Once enrolled, you'll have access to all course material within 24 hours or less.
Students who complete the course receive a Certificate in Basic Piano Technology>

A few words about the school from

Rick Butler, RPT, CTE, TEC

Suppose you want to become a professional piano technician, ready to handle routine tuning, service, and repair. Why not qualify as a Registered Piano Technician - RPT - a 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 you might enjoy watching to learn a little about where this profession could take you. I am very proud to introduce my brother, Rodney, who followed me as the chief concert technician at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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Our Mission

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 as a certified professional piano technician.

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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.

Instructional Videos

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.

Our Students

"As a working musician and teacher, I was looking for ways to expand my income. Rick at The Butler School provides a fun yet challenging course into the world of piano technology.”
Tim P.

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About Rick Butler

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Our School values all students as unique. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, citizenship, or any other such characteristic.

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!

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We offer three seminars...

*Grand Action Regulation and Voicing*

*Grand Damper bending and installation*

*Exam Prep for the PTG Tuning and Technical Certification Exams*

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