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Musical Instrument Maker and Repairer

Musical Instrument Makers or Repairers build, repair and restore musical instruments, and modify and tune them to owners' specifications.

Overview

Musical Instrument Makers or Repairers build, repair and restore musical instruments, and modify and tune them to owners' specifications.

Day-to-day

  • designs and makes musical instruments and instrument parts using specially selected materials and techniques similar to those used in cabinetmaking, metal pipe making, silver smithing and wood carving
  • tunes and repairs musical instruments.

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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Musical Instrument Maker and Repairer

  • You can work as a Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in musical instrument making, maintenance and repair is usually required.

    Find a Certificate in Music Instrument Making and Repair

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