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 80 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 2016-2017
President:
Vice President:
Treasurer:
Secretary:
Director:
Director:
Past President:
Mary Beth Tawes
Robin Olson
David Lamoreaux
Steve Jones
Frank Cahill
John Becker
Ashley Turner
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 REGULAR CHAPTER MEETING WILL BE HELD

Monday,
September 12, 2016

at

Steinway Piano Gallery
11611 Old Georgetown Road
Rockville, MD 20877
(301) 770-3377



This month's Technical presenter is Joyce Meekins

 "PEDALING FROM THE GROUND UP"

Technicians often overlook the crucial role pedals play in giving a pianist
optimum control. Following a review of pedal adjustments and repairs, we will
consider ways in which the technician can offer individual players maximum
pedal control. Different pedaling styles will be analyzed and illustrated with
a videotape of players caught in the act of pedaling.

                                                     5:00 PM:  Food & Conversation
                                                     6:00 PM:  Business
Meeting and Break
                                                     7:00 PM:  T
echnical Presentation

 

 

 

The Piano Technicians Guild
Chapter 201 - Washington, DC