School of Piano Technology for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

School of Piano Technology for the Blind
2510 East Evergreen Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661-4323
(360) 693-1511 (Local)
(360) 693-6891 (Fax)
http://www.pianotuningschool.org

Brief Description

The School of Piano Technology for the Blind provides specialized quality education to blind and visually impaired individuals, leading to successful careers in piano technology. Graduates perform quality tuning, regulation, and repairs to working parts of both vertical and grand pianos. Many graduates start their own small businesses that serve the piano care requirements of their clients by regularly tuning and repairing their instruments.

The School of Piano Technology for the Blind is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The School is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Federal Student Financial Aid. It is licensed to operate as a private shcool in the State of Washington.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. The school year begins the day after Labor Day and ends at the end of June.
Clients served on average per year: 8-10
Number of staff: 3 faculty members.
Staff description: Instructors are Registered Piano Technicians with experience in teaching blind and visually impaired students.
Geographic area served: Unlimited.
Publications: Brochure and School Catalog

Staff

Jeff Lann, Executive Director, (360) 693-1511, jefflann@pianotuningschool.org
Donald Mitchell, Director of Instruction, (360) 693-1511, donmi@pianotuningschool.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers a two-year training program for careers in piano service work as a tuner/technician.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains braille, tape and print library of mostly technical materials. Has a scanner and computer with JAWS and speech output for accessibility to all print material.
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