When I was a kid, my mom used to get her piano tuned every 6 months or so by this very serious older gentleman who would spend several hours painstakingly tuning and cleaning the piano, and doing general maintenance. It seemed like a very skilled craft that probably took years to cultivate. Not long ago I was at a friends house and she was having her piano tuned. A young guy with a laptop tuner came in, spent 10-15 minutes tweaking the tuners, and was done. Is this normal? Can anyone with an electronic tuner just tune a piano like you would tune a guitar? What does it take to be a professional piano tuner these days?
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What does it take to be a piano tuner?
I don't know a ton about it, but i think your experience as a kid was pretty much the norm. The guy with the laptop was either scam artist, or more likely, a friend or musician she knew who just figured that since he could tune a guitar, why not a piano.
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