The Piano Technicians Guild, Inc. is the largest non-profit organization serving piano tuners, technicians, and craftsmen throughout he world. Formed in 1957 by the merger of the American Society of Piano Technicians and the National Association of Piano Tuners, the Guild was organized to promote the highest possible service and technical standards among piano tuners and technicians.
The Guild sponsors meetings, seminars, workshops and conventions, and publishes a monthly technical magazine the Piano Technicians Journal which features a wealth of technical information ranging from useful hints to in-depth instruction on tuning, repairing and rebuilding. As a member of the PTG, you'll receive timely information on piano manufacturing technology, as well as tuning and servicing techniques that will help you use your time more efficiently. You'll be able to communicate with other professionals who share your problems and concerns, and you'll benefit from our group rates for various insurance policies including tools and bailees, life, health, and liability plan options. In addition, you'll become a part of a vast network of individuals and industry organizations who work together towards related goals.
The PTG counts among its members a wide variety of professionals. Our organization consists of individuals who service pianos in homes and concert halls, studio technicians, rebuilders, designers, manufacturers, retailers, and enthusiasts. The Guild sponsors an annual international technical institute where members gather to share their knowledge, skills and experiences. Seminars and workshops are presented by both members and manufacturers to address a wide variety of subjects related to servicing and rebuilding instruments of various makes, models and vintage. Typical seminar subjects have included string scaling, action analysis, action regulation, tuning, soundboard replacement, finish touchup, computers and health/environmental concerns. Conference programs also include classes on how to better manage your business and make it more profitable.
The governing body of the Piano Technicians Guild is it Council of Delegates, which represents all franchised members at an annual business meeting. The Board of Directors is composed of the Guild's President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and seven Regional Vice Presidents. The Board meets twice a year to conduct business within the Council's framework of bylaws, policies and guidelines. The Piano Technicians Guild is supported by member dues and revenue from the sale of business aides, technical publications and other educational programs and materials.
There are more than 160 chapters located throughout the Guild's seven regions, and all Registered Piano Technicians and Associates must be members of a chapter. Most chapters offer technical programs on a regular basis.
Because the PTG adheres to a strict code of conduct, members are asked to conform to a set of ethical standards. We hope you plan to become a member or renew your membership in the PTG, an association dedicated to expanding your knowledge and enjoyment of your work, and committed to helping you reach your professional and financial goals.
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