08 March 2008 - General Warning on Unqualified Piano Tuners in South Africa

There are a few unqualified individuals operating in the country, and some even claim to be affiliated to the SAAPPT - often responsible for damage and creating more work due to their lack of knowledge and skills. Piano owners would be wise to beware the stranger bearing a tuning fork and an ingratiating smile. Keep in mind that qualified piano technicians receive proper training as they work with delicate, hugely expensive equipment which often has sentimental value. Members of the South African Association of Professional Piano Tuners carry an id card with an expiry date, stating their membership.