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MSFSS00001 - Piano Tuning Skill Set (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 12/Jul/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Dec/2013

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Release 2 - description included. Equivalent

Release 1 - New Skill Set


This skill set has been developed to provide the necessary skills required to tune upright and grand pianos professionally.

Pathways Information

Units from within this Skill Set can contribute to MSF31213 Certificate III in Piano Technology

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No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this Skill Set at the time of publication.

Skill Set Requirements


Apply piano tuning theory and basic acoustics


Develop control of tuning hammers


Pitch raise a piano


Tune unisons aurally to a beatless condition


Tune octaves aurally to appropriate stretch


Tune a temperament octave to produce an equally tempered scale


Tune a piano aurally and electronically within time and accuracy constraints


Voice a piano


Provide advice to customers on piano tuning and repair

Target Group

This Skill Set is for people who tune upright and grand pianos professionally.

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These units of competency from the MSF Furnishing Training Package meet the industry requirements for professional upright and grand piano tuning.

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