The Piano Technicians Guild, Inc. is the largest non-profit
organization serving piano tuners, technicians, and craftsmen
throughout the 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 Washington DC Chapter was the first chapter in the Piano
Technicians Guild (PTG).  We have approximately 70 members in our chapter and over half of our members are Registered Piano Technicians. A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) is a piano technician who has passed a series of rigorous tests given by the
PTG.
Chapter Board Members 2018-2019
President:
Vice President:
Treasurer:
Secretary:
Director:
Director:
Past President:
Robin Olson
Michael Travis
David Lamoreaux
Steve Jones
Frank Cahill
John Becker
Mary Beth Tawes
The Piano Technicians Guild website can be found at www.ptg.org
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CHAPTER MEETINGS


Regular chapter meetings include both a Business Meeting and a Technical Presentation.
Usually the Chapter provides light food and beverages during the meeting.

We welcome guests who may be interested in joining our chapter!

Regular chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month,
August - November
and February - May
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OUR NEXT CHAPTER MEETING WILL BE HELD

SPECIAL TIME:  SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON
October 13,
2018

at

Jordan Kitt's Music
11726 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852


Technical: Build Your Own Upright Action Model
John Parham, RPT

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This year's Chapter President of the Year Award winner,
John Parham, will be leading our technical presentation.
Be prepared to be infected by John's contagious enthusiasm
for our trade as he teaches us how to make our own action
models. Models can be creative jigs to teach almost
anything hands on. This technical is intended to be a
Model Making 101 day. Using parts from a discarded
console piano, you will make a template, use the template
to mark and drill holes on backboards, assemble several
upright action models, then take them home. These skills
will be useful when you design traditional or modified
training models.

Please RSVP to hannah.beckett@icloud.com by October 1st
if you are planning to come so John can bring
appropriate materials.

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                                             11:00 AM              Technical Presentation, Part I
                                               1:00 PM:             Lunch/Business Meeting
                                               2:00-4:00 PM:   Technical Presentation, Part II

 

 

The Piano Technicians Guild
Chapter 201 - Washington, DC