Before proper skills can be developed, students need to have a well-founded knowledge of the basics and fundaments in the area they want to become proficient. This is especially true with piano tuning. All the fancy tools won’t help unless you know what to do with them. Keith has observed many tuning classes being taught on many levels where the basics have been overlooked which has led to frustration and confusion. This study guide was developed as an essential first step in becoming a successful piano tuner.