Designed for those who wish to work in the piano industry as a tuner and/or technician, the course aims to prepare learners with the skills needed to join the piano trade The Newark Piano School at Newark College is situated in a specialist building close to the main College campus, giving easy access to College facilities and the town centre. The School’s modern, well-appointed facilities boast 16 individual tuning rooms containing more than fifty pianos - which are used exclusively for piano tuning practice. The dedicated workshops are fitted with tailored workbenches and storage facilities and are fully health and safety and COSHH compliant. Large stocks of trade specific tools, materials and parts are available along with numerous and varied types of upright and grand pianos. Together, this ensures that students have the opportunity to gain a wealth of practical experience of all aspects of piano tuning, restoration and repair. Learners can also benefit from the School’s strong links with industry - a regular feature of which is visiting speakers from trade organisations and suppliers. Graduating students could progress to a range of job opportunities either in employment by piano firms and shops or on a self-employed basis. The Steinway Company, amongst others, have recruited directly from Newark Piano School.
Typical Modules Year 1: Historical and Contextual Studies Anatomy and Design of Musical Instruments Basic Techniques (Construction, tuning and repair) Making Specialist Tools Workshop Practice Year 2: Applied Acoustics Problem Solving OPTIONAL MODULES: Basic Repair Techniques Violin Making Techniques Bow Repair and Re-hairing Advanced Repair Techniques Making Specialist Tools Year 3: Business Practice Advanced Craft Techniques Professional Standards Test Final Major Project Preparation Final Major Project Realisation
summative assessment of coursework in the form of research notes written findings discussion portfolios of images and the design production and restoration of musical instrument craft artefacts
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Newark College
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications may be acceptable for applicants requiring a visa|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.