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 2022-2023


Vice President:
Past President:

Joyce Meekins, RPT

Katrina Sapp
David Lamoreaux, RPT
Steve Jones, RPT
Rick Butler, RPT
Michael Travis, RPT
Robin Pitts, RPT
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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, September 19, 2022


Orpheus Music
8075 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182

Technical: Michael Travis, RPT
Checking the Midrange: How and Why

Orpheus Music
Mason & Hamlin Overview


         5:00 PM      Michael Travis, RPT - Checking the Midrange: How and Why

                             The aural midrange requirement (Pitch, Temperament, and Mid-
                              range: Part 1 of the RPT Tuning Exam) is the downfall of many
                              if not most examinees who do not succeed on their first attempt
                              even though in theory the checking of your midrange tuning is
                              simple.  This class will show where some of the most useful
                              midrange tuning tests come from, and it will demonstrate how
                              you can use them to raise your score.  There will also be an
                              additional brief discussion of overall test-taking strategies.

         6:00 PM:     Dinner, courtesy of Orpheus Music

         7:00 PM:     Orpheus Music - Mason & Hamlin Overview

Internet session from Orpheus Music's conference room with an
                           expert at the Mason & Hamlin factory who will provide a technical
                            overview of their pianos.  This will be followed by a visit to the
                            Orpheus Music show
room to examine a new Mason & Hamlin.



The Piano Technicians Guild
Chapter 201 - Washington, DC