March 2024

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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.

2024 PTG Convention & Technical Institute

Convention Registration Is Open!

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2024 PTG Convention & Technical Institute experience:


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July 17 - 20 | Nugget Casino & Resort | Reno, NV

The Best Part of a PTG Convention?

Save Money

A Convention Roommate Connection community is available for those interested in sharing rooms. Check out the Convention Rideshare Connection community if you'd like to carpool.


Special Offer for First-Time Convention Attendees

PTG members can save $300 on any 2024 registration. You must call 913-432-9975 to register at the First-Timer Rate.


Historic Virginia City Tour | Thursday, July 18, 2024, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Established in 1859, Virginia City became the richest mining town in the world. Today's Virginia City is remarkably the same as it was during its heyday. Guests will be transported from Reno to beautiful Virginia City, with a Convention Activities guide to narrate and point out interesting sights along the way. Includes round trip transportation, professional guide, a ride on the Virginia/Truckee train and your choice of the Ghost Tour, Mine Tour, or Gun Show. Lunch on your own in Virginia City. Learn more about Virginia City at $99 per person.

PTGF Offers Convention Scholarships

Are you hoping to take your final RPT Exam at the 2024 PTG Convention and Technical Institute in Reno, Nevada?  The PTGF Convention Scholarship is for you! The Piano Technicians Guild Foundation offers scholarships each year to members intending to take their final RPT examination during the current year’s PTG Annual Convention & Institute. The scholarships provide individual recipients with funds for the convention registration fee, as well as examination fees to cover the applicant’s choice of either the PTG Technical Exam or Tuning Exam. Up to eight scholarships are awarded annually. Applications are due by April 30, 2024. Visit for details and to apply online.

Home Office Classes for Spring 2024

Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps

May 2 - 4, 2024

Sold Out! To be added to the waiting list for future classes, please e-mail [email protected].

An intensive three-day skills-based course, Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps will help you polish your skills in grand regulation and ensure that your clients' grand pianos are performing at full potential. Based on curriculum from Yamaha's "The Little Red Schoolhouse," participants will benefit from personal pianos, small group instruction and individual feedback. Visit the GAR37 web page at for more information.

Polyester & Lacquer Finish Touch Up Academy

May 16 - 17, 2024

Limited spots available. Come spend two full days learning the secrets of how to perform professional repair and touch up to damaged polyester or lacquer finished pianos. Whether you wish to be totally safe touching up edges, light scratches, and small defects, or you are ambitious enough to take on a lacquer or polyester fill repair, discover how you can add more income to your service calls. This class is also a great opportunity for those who work with piano moving or sales. Visit the Polyester & Lacquer Finish class web page at for more information and to register.

PTG is always looking for classes to offer at the headquarters location in Kansas City. Classes should be 2 to 3 days in length, piano service-focused and include a significant hands-on component. If you’ve taught a class at the local, regional or national level that you think would be a great addition, please e-mail [email protected] with a description. View education opportunities at

We’re On Instagram!

The Marketing Committee has launched the PTG’s new official Instagram page! This page aims to not only bring together technicians who are active on the platform, but introduce individuals who have never heard about us before to our organization and to piano technology in general. This page is connected to the official PTG Facebook page. You can follow us on both to keep up with dates and deadlines, as well as fun stuff like members’ View From My Office and Journal Throwbacks. Follow us on Instagram @official.ptg. Want to see your original content on our social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram)? We’re looking for a variety of media to post from fun videos and educational bits to high quality photos of your latest concert tuning. Please submit your content and ideas to [email protected].

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What's in the March 2024 Journal?

  • Tighten Those Screws (or Not)?
  • Models for Vibrating Piano Wires, Part 1
  • Tuning the Same Row Unisons

The Piano Technicians Journal is always available 24-7. Read the March issue here.

2024 Winter Board Update

Submitted RVP newsletters have been posted in your PTG regional communities at They include an overview of the Board meeting actions along with a message from your RVP. Read about bylaws and policy changes, new projects, exam updates and more. The Board meeting minutes and updated Bylaws and Organizational Policies documents are available now in the Forms and Documents area at


April 6, 2024 | Seattle Chapter Seminar, Mukilteo, WA, [email protected]

July 17 - 20, 2024 | PTG Annual Convention & Technical Institute, Reno, NV,

September 20 - 22, 2024 | Midwest Regional Conference, Kansas City,

2024 Key Convention Dates & Deadlines

  • May 10 | All proposed amendments to Bylaws and Organizational Policies are due to the Bylaws Committee for the Pre-Council Board meeting. Bylaws Committee page. Use the downloadable RFA form found in the Forms & Documents library in the Members Area at
  • June 1 | Committee Reports due for the 2024 Council meeting. Download a Committee Report form. Forward to [email protected] in Word format.
  • June 10 | Council Delegate Forms due.
  • June 17 | Last day for best convention rate. |
  • July 14-15 | PTG Board of Directors Meeting
  • July 16 | Council Meeting and Opening Activities
  • July 17-20 | Institute Classes, Exhibit Hall, Concerts and Special Events


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