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
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,
February 13, 2017

at

Jordan-Kitt's
11726 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 770-9081


February's Technical presentation is by Robin Olsen, RPT:

COMPARING VOICING METHODS (STEINWAY, YAMAHA, BOESENDORFER)

Robin will discuss different methods of voicing as he compares techniques for
Steinway, Yamaha CFX, and Boesendorfer VC.  His presentation will be based on his
training with some great instructors -- from Steinway John Patten and Eric Schandall, and
from Yamaha LaRoy Edwards, Yoshi Suzuki, and Ace Ugai.  Thanks to Jordan-Kitts, we will
have the Yamaha Artist Services CFX that is kept in D.C. and a Boesendorfer VC
("Vienna Concert") as part of Robin's voicing presentation.

                                                     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