Grandson with Autism Interested in Piano Tuning
I have a 15-years old autistic grandson who lives in Thornhill (Toronto area). He goes to a regular school with a program for special needs. He loves music and I think he would be interested to explore piano tuning (I think it's worth giving it a try).
Would you have any idea how we can accomplish this task? I understand that I would have to be present at these sessions and that they are not going to be free, but I have a problem finding the right person. Would you have any idea how to start this process and if it is feasible at all.
I agree that piano tuning seems like it could be a rewarding pursuit or even profession for a young man like your grandson. He might be very good at it.
The first thing I would do is search online for "learn how to tune a piano." Right away you will come up with many possibilities, both for schools, and for doing it yourself at home.
Here is one very informative site:
This kind of hunting around online might help you and your grandson with autism gauge his interest level.
But if you want personal instruction, you will have to locate schools, and start calling them! There might not be one in your area, so it may take a lot of calling around. This page (please click here) at PianoWorld.com lists several schools with contact information and also a home study course, but unfortunately no schools in Canada.
Best of luck to you and your grandson.