A Registered Piano Technician
(RPT) has passed a series of rigorous
examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of
pianos. Only RPTs are authorized by The Piano
Technicians Guild to display the logo containing the
words ôRegistered Piano Technician".
An Associate is a
member who has not passed the RPT examinations.
Associates may be studying piano technology and
working toward RPT status, or may be piano
retailers, rebuilders, refinishers or other
Visit the PTG website to
search for a piano technician in your locale.
PTG members can use this list to refer customers to
complete listing is also available on the PTG site. Or,
see the business cards of San
Francisco members who elected to publish their cards on this
The Piano Technicians Guild is a
nonprofit association of piano technicians. Based in
Kansas City, Kansas, the PTG has members throughout
the USA and Canada and some members in other
The Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) is a trade
association with membership open to anyone with a
professional or a vocational interest in piano
technology. However, the title of
Technician must be earned by passing a series
of rigorous examinations. PTG members who have not
passed the RPT examinations may avail themselves of
PTG's extensive educational offerings in preparation
for their taking the RPT exams, and may advertise
their PTG memberships.
The Piano Technicians Guild was formed in 1957 by
the merger of the American Society of Piano
Technicians and the National Association of Piano
Tuners. The earliest organization of piano tuners
dates from 1909, with the founding of the American
Guild of Piano Tuners.
The mission of
the Piano Technicians Guild 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.
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