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
Chapter Board Members 2016-2017
Vice President:
Past President:
Robin Olson
Michael Travis
David Lamoreaux
Steve Jones
Frank Cahill
John Becker
Mary Beth Tawes
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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


Monday, March 12,


Jordan Kitt's Music
11725 Parklawn Dr.
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 770-9081

Technical: A Master's Approach to Performance Preparation
Yamaha Concert Technician Ace Ugai


The DC Chapter and Jordan Kitts Music will host a special technical session
featuring Yamaha Concert and Artist Technician Ace Ugai and a fine Yamaha CFX
Concert Grand.  Ace calls his class: "A Master's Approach to Performance Preparation.".
A master of the craft must include consideration of the room acoustics ,tuning and
action regulation specifically tailored for those conditions .This class will
identify the sounds and effects to look for, and demonstrate how to listen ,
evaluate and manipulate all of those facets.

RPT Michael Travis will be available from 3:00 PM on for
Associates without prior appointment to take the PTG Written
Exam, the gateway for eligibility to take the Tuning and
Technicial Exams required to obtain RPT status.


                                               3:00-5:00 PM     PTG Written Exam Opportunity
                                               5:00 PM               Food and Conversation
                                               6:00 PM:             Business Meeting and Break
                                               7:00`PM:            Technical Presentation



The Piano Technicians Guild
Chapter 201 - Washington, DC