What is the PTG? 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. The PTG website: www.PTG.org
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?