Since the industry of the tuning and repair of pianos is unregulated, it is important to rely upon professional credentials and training when hiring a piano technician.
A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) has passed a series of rigorous examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos. Only RPTs are authorized by The Piano Technicians Guild to display the logo containing the words “Registered Piano Technician”.
(click HERE for a complete definition of RPT)
In addition to this professional credential manufacturer training is also an important source of education and experience. The Steinway schools for technicians is a good example (which I hope to go to soon), as well as Yamaha’s “Little Red School House“