Musical Instrument Maker

Harmonium Manufacturer

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Relevant previous experience

The tasks a Harmonium Maker is expected to perform include:

Making harmoniums by preparing the different parts of the instrument such as the cabinet reed board, keys, bellow and stoppers and assembling them using hand or power tools

Selecting the required type and size of wooden planks for making different parts of the harmonium

Marking the planks with dimensions using a tool rule, square, pencil, etc., and making different parts by sizing, sawing and planing using carpentry tools

Assembling the harmonium cabinet (wooden box) by nailing the different parts together

Making the air compartment inside the bottom of the box air-tight by gluing soft leather or strips along the edges

Preparing the bellow from the cardboard by cutting cardboard strips and gluing them with soft leather and coloured paper, making the necessary folds

Attaching the bellow to the harmonium cabinet by gluing and clamping it with nails and springs

Fixing the necessary wooden bridge over the air compartment in the box

Testing and adjusting the harmonium to produce the required tune by filing, (opening and closing the reed tongues and comparing notes by striking a tuning fork)

Ability to work with a variety of materials including wood, metal, plastic and fibreglass, depending on the instrument

Well-versed in using traditional hand tools for working with wood or metal

Competent in tuning instruments to make sure they produce high-quality sound

Knowledge of preparing the reed board by making the required numbers of apertive and fixing the reeds on one side and resting the pins on the other sides

Proficient in making the necessary number of holes for different notes on the reed board

Proficiency in fixing knobs for the control of air from the air compartment to the apertives of the reed board

Well-versed in ensuring that the joints are air-tight by bellowing and that the reeds give proper tuning

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Dexterity of hands

Ability to fix metal handles to the cabinet, place a leather or plastic cloth over the reed frame and carry out other decorative fittings

Ability to polish the box and ensure a smooth finish

Knowledge of repairing the harmonium by dismantling and replacing the different parts of the instrument

Ability to prepare particular parts of the instrument

Attention to detail


Sense of artistry

Accuracy in work

It requires one to sit and work

Needs to handle a team of helpers

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Musical instrument crafters usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH), Blind (B)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disorders, cuts, skin allergies and irritation, etc.

Health risks include exposure to hazardous preservatives or pesticides on wood used for instrument making, inhalation of wood or metal dust, sharp cutting tools like chisels, rasps, files, hand saws, sandpaper or electric saws, sanders, drills, lathes and other instrument making machines, lifting, pushing, pulling, repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience - INR 16,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 5 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Musical Instrument Industry

Indian culture has been emotionally involved with music since a long time, with Indian classic music being the most famous among Indians till the time globalization took place in the country. Due to the adoptive nature of Indian consumers, western culture followers have been continuously increasing in India over the years. Initially, the focus of Indian manufacturers was limited only to Indian musical instruments but the rising demand for western musical instruments has generated a huge potential for growth in the future. Domestic manufacturers have started manufacturing western musical instruments which are in massive demand.

According to ?India Western Musical Instruments Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017?, the Indian western musical instruments market has been anticipated to reach 542.84 crores by 2017. Increasing western music lovers, disposable income of Indian consumers, availability of western music instruments, digitalization of the instruments and decreasing cost of instruments are the major factors which are driving this industry upwards.

Musical instrument stores across India

Harmonium manufacturers across India


Harmonium manufacturers across India