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Christine’s Story – how I became a piano tunerGraduation day

I started tuning strings at the age of 9 when I started to learn the violin.  A few years later I began learning to play the piano.  At 17, I was so fascinated with musical sound production that as part of my year 12 studies I conducted a science experiment on the violin about how strings vibrate and the harmonic frequencies they produce.  At 18, I spent a year in Japan and learnt to play the shamisen.  The shamisen is a 3 stringed traditional Japanese instrument that looks a bit like a Banjo.  It operates on a different scale to western music and the tuning changes according to the piece of music played.  Again I was fascinated.
I’ve been interested in piano tuning for over 10 years, but it was only in 2012 that I stumbled upon the piano tuning course in Melbourne at the Australasian school of piano technology.  I applied, was accepted and began studying in 2013 with reknown concert technician Brent Ottley and Eric Ong.  The rest is history!
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