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Newark College welcomes experienced piano tuner to teach at the School of Music Instrument Craft

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Newark College has announced a new appointment at the Piano School to teach the next generation of piano tuners and restorers.

Steve Droy brings a wealth of expertise and experience, having worked as a professional concert piano tuner for over 30 years.

His expansive career has seen him work in London and Hamburg for Steinway, and in India.

Steve Droy (56879570)
Steve Droy (56879570)

He attended Newark College himself and is now returning to lead the tuning aspect on the three-year BA (Hons) Piano Tuning and Restoration degree programme and foundation course.

Steve said: “I am excited to be joining the team at Newark. They have great facilities and a wonderful Musical Instrument Craft department.”

“I am looking forward to being back at the College and sharing both my teaching and business experience, and contacts with the students.

“It is an excellent time to be thinking about a career in the piano trade, both here in the UK and overseas. With so few places to train available in the world, I would encourage anyone considering their options to seriously consider coming to Newark for training - we have a lot to offer!”

The appointment comes as the School of Music Instrument Craft celebrates their 50-year anniversary, having been established in 1972 by Principal Eric Ashton.

Jill Maynard, Head of Creative Arts at Newark College, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Steve to our Musical Instrument Crafts team, which also includes pathways in Violin, Guitar, and Woodwind.

“He has a great deal of knowledge and industry experience to share with our Piano School students - the piano tuners and technicians of the future.”

To learn more about the School of Musical Instrument Crafts, including the BA (Hons) Piano Tuning and Restoration degree, visit https://musicalinstrumentcrafts.co.uk/

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