Ottawa-Kingston Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild  

Welcome to the home page of the Ottawa/Kingston PTG Chapter .   


The PTG is a not for profit association of piano technicians. Based in Kansas City, MO, the PTG has members throughout the USA and Canada and some members in other countries. PTG has two major functions: to provide education for professional piano technicians and to operate an examinations program to qualify technicians as Registered Piano Technicians (RPT). PTG's educational offerings include the monthly Piano Technicians Journal, a technical magazine covering all phases of working on pianos; and conventions and seminars with institutes on technical subjects. PTG runs a comprehensive examinations program. Since piano tuning is not a licensed profession, PTG has set up voluntary standards of quality of workmanship and examinations to test for them. Examinations cover tuning, regulation of actions, and repairs, as well as a basic knowledge of piano building and design . Only after examinees have passed these tests can they identify themselves as Registered Piano Technicians (RPT). With over 3,500 members throughout the world, PTG is an important force in the piano industry. 

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