Since 1949, over 250 blind and visually-limited men and women, and a growing number of fully-sighted people, have graduated from the School of Piano Technology for the Blind and have gone on to earn their living by tuning and servicing pianos for music stores, school districts, churches, recording studios, nightclubs, theaters, colleges and especially private customers. We encourage graduates to arrange to do stock and warranty tunings for music dealers as they go about building their own clientele businesses. Throughout the course, instructors deal with the question of how tuners obtain employment. This is typically done through reading, lectures and discussions of various methods of submitting applications, of salesmanship, advertising and public relations. Included are methods of bookkeeping to maintain records of customers, costs and earnings. To supplement this training, students are encouraged to improve their public speaking skills through sponsored membership in local Toastmasters Clubs.
The School of Piano Technology for the Blind does not make or imply any promise of a job upon graduation. The School of Piano Technology for the Blind is frequently able to refer job openings to both new graduates and alumni. Opportunities are often available especially for those willing to relocate. Our instructors gladly supply ongoing technical advice to alumni as requested. There is an extensive network of School Alumni that meet online and in person regularly to share information about industry trends and employment opportunities.