What is the PTG?                             The PTG website:   www.PTG.org
 
The Piano Technicians Guild, (PTG), is the official organization of the
Registered Piano Technician (RPT), is the world’s premier source of expertise
in piano service and technology. Based in Kansas City, KS, the PTG has
over 4100 members throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.
 
The mission of the PTG is to promote the highest possible standards of piano service by providing members with opportunities for professional development, by recognizing technical competence through examinations and by advancing the interests of its members
 

What is standard pitch (A-440)?

The simple answer is this; standard pitch is an agreed upon way that a piano should sound. Today, standard pitch is A-440, meaning that the strings from the A key just above middle C, vibrate at 440 beats or cycles per second when played. Pianos that have not been tuned for long periods of time, fall in pitch and are more difficult to get back to A-440.

 

What are the Credentials of a Technician / Tuner in the piano guild?

    It is important to ask how long has one been servicing pianos? How was he/she trained?  Does the technician have any certifications? 

 

All of the guild members keep current with industry standards for tuning and repairing pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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