As a manufacturer of high-end grand and upright pianos, having a worldwide network of expert service partners has always been a matter of the heart for C. Bechstein.
Within the C. Bechstein Technicians Academy C. Bechstein offers customized and targeted training to associated technicians. The aim is to optimize technical expertise in servicing grand and upright pianos in global network of partners and associated technicians.
The workshops concentrate on the training subjects which are of most importance for the service
- Tuning and voicing
- Touch of grand pianos and upright pianos
- Tonal performance of grand pianos and upright pianos
- Concert service
- Grand piano dampers and sostenuto
- Inside the Vario System (installation and service)
- Lacquer finishes/ (repair & care)
Even technicians who have worked in the field of customer service as well as concert service will find an opportunity to improve their skills and to refine and stabilize their technique. In exchange with C. Bechstein master piano makers, concert technicians and skilled specialists, participants will receive valuable advice for everyday service work.
Training in the academy includes a factory tour, multiple additional information and convivial casual evenings either in restaurants or the cozy C. Bechstein Barbecue lodge with time to talk and exchange
The C. Bechstein Technicians Academy is part of the C. Bechstein manufactory in Seifhennersdorf, however training can also partly be held in Berlin, as well as in the C. Bechstein Europe manufacturing site in Hradec Králové.
Duration of training
You can choose between:
- C. Bechstein Weekends
- 2 to 5-days training
- one week training
- several weeks training
2 - 3 days / Weekend = 890 €
1 week = 1.139 €
2 weeks = 2.050 €
3 weeks = 2.734 €
4 weeks = 3.190 €
8 weeks = 5.469 €
12 weeks = 6.837 €
1 week + Weekend = 1.594 €
2 weeks + Weekend = 2.506 €
March 17th - 19th 2023
June 16th - 18th 2023
October 20th - 22th 2023
Who can apply?
The C. Bechstein Technicians Academy mainly addresses itself to piano technicians of our international dealer network, as well as freelance technicians working for our partners. Languages spoken are English and German only. Alternatively you could bring a qualified collegue who could translate. Currently we cannot provide training in any other language ourselves.
For detailed information as well as fees please turn to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply for training both for the Academy or the C. Bechstein Weekends at least 4 weeks prior to the requested training schedule: email@example.com.