August 2022

Greetings to Our New Members
If you're reading a PTG member e-newsletter for the first time, welcome! If you need anything, please get in touch with your chapter president, Regional Vice President, or the PTG Home Office. Be sure to check out some of the great benefits of PTG membership. To all members, check out the list of new members in each month's Journal and see who's new in your area.

PTG Member Benefit - Twelve Convention Classes Now Available
Enjoy 12 classes recorded at the 2021 Technical Institute. Access to this Showcase is exclusive to PTG members. Click or copy and paste the following link and enter the password when prompted:
Password: LIVESTREAMPASS-0821
Please do not share this link.
PTG Convention Recap
2022 is in the books as PTG closes another successful Convention and Technical Institute in Anaheim, CA. Nearly 400 people gathered to attend classes, see the latest offerings from piano manufacturers and suppliers, and catch up with old and new friends.
 
“Piano technology knowledge is a lifetime pursuit,” said PTG President Marc Poulin, RPT. “As piano technicians, we’re going to see a lot of different kinds of pianos and situations throughout our careers. I think you come out of a PTG event better prepared for whatever you might face.”

Look for a complete convention wrap-up in the October 2022 issue of the Piano Technicians Journal. 
Award Recipients
Golden Hammer
Richard Davenport, RPT
Hall of Fame
David Betts, RPT
David Hughes, RPT
Member of Note
Kayoko Forest, RPT
Paul Adams, RPT
Doug Kirkwood, RPT
Jack Greenfield Award
Bob Hohf, RPT 
Jack Stebbins Examiner of the Year
Hannah Beckett, RPT
Convention Class Resources
Download instructor handouts and other resources from the 2022 Convention. Go to the PTG Annual Convention and Technical Institute library at my.ptg.org then click on 2022 Handouts.
 
Save the Dates
2023 PTG Convention & Technical Institute
Jul 26 - 29
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA
Call for 2023 Proposals
Planning for PTG’s 2023 Convention and Technical Institute has already begun. We are seeking class proposals for the 2023 Technical Institute. If you have class ideas, this is your time to share your knowledge and expertise. The theme in 2023 is "Represent our Trade." Please submit class proposals to www.ptg.org/class-submit by September 15. Contact 2023 Institute Director Morgan Cowell, RPT, at morgan@greatplainspiano.com for more information.

PTG Council and Board Actions
Watch for a summary of action taken by Council and the Board of Directors in the Regional Vice President newsletters that should be hitting your email in the next few weeks. You’ll also be able to review those newsletters in your regional communities at my.ptg.org.
Login Info Reminder for PTG Websites
In May 2022, PTG upgraded to a new database system. If you’re not a regular user of the PTG websites (or have never logged in), here’s how to update your login information.
First, clear your browsing history and delete any saved passwords and bookmarks for PTG websites.
Then, follow these 3 steps:
  1. Go to www.ptg.org.
  2. Click on Sign In, in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. The system will ask you for a Username. Please type in the email address that you use for your PTG account. Then, click on the Forgot Password link at the bottom of the page. You will receive a verification code sent to that email address. Enter the code to reset your password.
Once logged in you can go to PTG Members and click on My Portal where you will be able to edit your profile, shop in the PTG Store, search the temporary Member Directory, pay invoices online and more. Please remember to keep your profile updated so we can better serve you! If you have any questions, please contact us at ptg@ptg.org.
What's in the August 2022 Journal?
  • Weighing off the Grand Action, Part 3
  • Measuring How we Tune, Part 2: Comparing a Master Tuning to an RCT Tuning
  • Tuner’s Life: Alabama Antics. Part 2: The Custom Tuning
The Piano Technicians Journal is always available 24-7. Read the August issue here.
Home Office Classes Return
The next "Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps" class is scheduled for October 13-15, 2022. This intensive 3-day skills-based course will polish skills in grand regulation and ensure that your clients' grand pianos are performing at full potential. The bad news? We only have one slot left. The good news is that we do have a waiting list and are hoping to schedule another class next spring. If you’re interested in a slot in the October class or being added to a wait list, please contact Kathy Maxwell at 913-276-5202 or kathy@ptg.org. Stay tuned for more class opportunity announcements.
PTG Green Initiative
As adopted in 2005, the Council Book of Resolutions states, "Home Office and PTG membership shall be environmentally aware." Over the last year, the HO has been working towards eliminating the printing and mailing of such things as newsletters, supplements, invoices, and monthly statements. Please update your profile online or contact the HO if we do not have your current contact information. Find My Portal under PTG Members and click on your picture or the person image in the upper right hand corner to edit your profle.