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 2017-2018
Vice President:
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
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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, April 9,


Steinway Gallery
111611 Old Georgetown Rd
Rockville, MD 20852

Technical: A Light Subject
Michael Travis, RPT


Spring has sprung, daffodils are up, after-work golf season
has returned, and in appreciation of longer daylight hours our
April Technical will be “A Light Subject” presented by Michael Travis,
RPT. The instructor will describe the contents of standard light
bulb package information labels, includingterms like watts, lumens,
lux and CRI. A luxmeter will be demonstrated and discussed. Attendees will
hopefully learn what it all means in terms of the kind of lighting
we might want to use above theworkbench or on the job
(task lighting) or in a ceiling fixture (general lighting), and what kind of
lighting seems to work best in particular situations. Time permitting,
we will also talk about how wecan adapt our work to lighting situations that
are often not under our control, like sunlight and stagelights. 

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