Accordion Repairer

Repair and tune accordions and concertinas using hand tools.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Accordion Repairers do?

Repairs and tunes accordions and concertinas, using handtools: Disassembles instrument and parts, such as base and treble mechanisms, bellows, reed blocks, and manuals, using handtools. Moves parts, observing their action to detect defects. Files, realigns, and adjusts parts, using handtools. Recovers bellows with sateen and cloth. Glues leather on corners of bellows. Operates woodworking machines and uses handtools to make wood replacement parts. Repairs cracks in celluloid. Solders or removes and replaces defective metal parts. Reassembles instrument and plays notes and chords to determine accuracy of repair. May tune accordion or concertina reeds [ACCORDION TUNER]. May repair electronic accordions, using electronic testing equipment, to determine defects and to verify repairs.


Should I be an Accordion Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become an Accordion Repairer

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