UCAS Instiution Code: L42 UCAS Course Code: J951
The Newark Piano School is recognised as the UK centre of excellence for piano tuning, restoration and repair. Designed for those who wish to work in the piano industry as a tuner and/or technician, it is the only programme of its kind in the UK making this offer and is valued throughout the world. It prepares successful learners with the skills needed to join the piano trade for sustainable employment.
The school is situated in a specialist building close to the main college campus, giving easy access to the college facilities and the town centre.
The school’s modern, well-appointed facilities boast sixteen 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 gain a wealth of practical experience of all aspects of piano tuning, restoration and repair.
Learners also benefit from the school’s strong links with the industry: a regular feature of which is visiting speakers from trade organisations and suppliers. Graduating students enjoy 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 the Piano School.
The programme has been recognised for accommodating visually impaired learners.
Typical Course Structure
Anatomy and Design
Making Specialist Tools 1
Historical and Contextual Studies
Making Specialist Tools 2,
Advanced Craft Techniques
Professional Standards Test
Final Major Project
Preparation and Realisation
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the UCAS website:
Institute code: L42
UCAS Course code: J951
You will study at the School of Musical Instrument Craft at Newark College for the duration of the course. Full Time - 3 Years
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A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from the following:
GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level.
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher / Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
Experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs
GCSE English – grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths – grade C/4 or above (Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent)
EU and International applicants
NARIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme
include:Assessment of practical work supported by a portfolio of notes and
Following completion of this programme students may wish to pursue further
academic study in Music or seek employment or self-employment in the industry.
Students will be introduced to these opportunities throughout their
Per Academic Year
Home and EU Students - £7999.00
International Students - £9500.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
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Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course code from the course description.Apply Online at UCAS