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, November 14, 2022


Jordan-Kitt's Music
8500 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA

Technical: Stability!  Yes, It Matters
Robin Olson, RPT


         4:30 PM      Ask the Expert

                             Bring your questions for this open session
                             to discuss whatever technical or business question
                             you have on your mind

         5:00 PM:     Pizza and drinks provided by Jordan-Kitt's.  Also a
 brief business meeting during this time.

         6:00 PM:     Technical: Stability!  Yes, It Matters
                                             Robin Olson, RPT

                              Robin will discuss the importance of unison stability
                              and demonstrate specific methods he uses to deal
                              with strings that are difficult to render and stabilize



The Piano Technicians Guild
Chapter 201 - Washington, DC