The (PTG) Piano Technicians Guild holds regular meetings that help a piano technician continue to enhance and improve their skills and knowledge and also associate with other piano technicians. Additionally, every year they hold an annual convention where piano technicians from all over the nation meet. The PTG Convention was held August 3-7 this year in Orlando Florida. Duncan was among more than 350 attendees. It has been an annual event since 1958. It’s the world’s largest piano technology convention. The attendees include piano technicians, manufacturers, and suppliers.
There are classes that cover all aspects of piano service. In addition, they also include curriculum on business and health and wellness.
Moreover, there is an exhibit hall that offers attendees the chance to inspect new tools, inspect different pianos and talk to industry representatives. They also offer evening events and awards banquets draw attendees from all around the world.
A piano not only has more than 200 strings to be tuned separately but more than 10,000 parts that need to be kept in proper regulation to keep it sounding great and working properly.
Also, there is a huge difference between someone who just “tunes” pianos and someone who is a Registered Piano Technician. With this in mind, the main the difference is quality. An RPT is the highest standard for piano technicians for the past 60 years. Because of an RPT’s level of experience, they not only tune your piano, but can address issues such as sticky, keys, squeaky pedals, and other repairs. They can also adjust the tone and touch of your piano.