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 2018-2019
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, April 8, 2019


Jordan Kitts Music
11726 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Technical: Key Balancing
David Standwood, RPT

David Stanwood is coming from Martha's Vineyard to present
the New World Model for Key Balancing: "Stanwood New Action Protocol
" --
aka SNAP!

Relilable high quality touch results from installing in-factory or
aftermarket hammers in combination with key weights that are
fixed once and for all to a scaled design. The hammer weight scale
that balances the action to the desired firm, medium, or light
dynamic inertial playing type is then determined by sampling
just a few notes in the center of the piano. Action quality is brought
into focus by adding or subtracting weight from each individual
hammer. A simple and computer/calculation free approach that
takes the drama out of key balancing.




                                             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