Pipe Organ Tuner and Repairer

Tune and service pipe organs.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pipe Organ Tuner and Repairers do?

Tunes and services pipe organs: Directs helper to depress organ console key and strikes tuning fork to sound A above Middle C. Adjusts pitch of organ A pipes to conform with pitch of tuning fork and adjusts pitch of other pipes with references to pitch of other pipes with reference to pitch of tuned pipes by any combination of following methods: Raises or lowers tuning slides and stoppers of metal and wooden pipes. Rolls or unrolls curled strips of metal across tuning holes of metal pipes. Pinches or spreads metal lips that protrude from mouths of metal pipes. Flares or closes metal pipes, using cone-shaped tool. Cleans pipes, using vacuum cleaner, and repairs or replaces worn parts of pipes, console, bellows, and blower, using handtools and power tools, such as pliers and electric sander. May assemble and install new pipe organs in buildings, such as churches and theatres [PIPE-ORGAN INSTALLER].

Should I be a Pipe Organ Tuner and Repairer?

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

  • Also known as: Blocker and Polisher, Organ Tuner

    How to Become a
    Pipe Organ Tuner and Repairer

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