Our Events

  • Appalachian Piano Tech Playground

    Apr 14 - 17, (ET)
    Join us for a weekend event happening in Pipestem, WV, April 14-16. It is not exam prep, although some of the learning stations will cover some things on the tech exam. It is being hosted by John Parham, RPT from NC, and Maggie Jusiel. The level of the stations range from beginning to intermediate. This is a small gathering limited to 20 people. The location is rustic, so if you are the type that doesn't love hostel situations (not hostile...lol) and expects convention style hotel accommodations, skip this one. ;-)  If you love the "great outdoors", beautiful scenery and campfires, please check us out. We have a limited number of private rooms (room only; first come, first serve), dorms, and primitive camping, all with bathroom/shower access. There are other hotel or cabin accommodations within 15 minutes, but they fill up fast. There are restaurants within 5 to15 minutes and there will be a large, commercial kitchen with 3 refrigerators for those who wish to bring their own food. The event is priced accordingly ($50-60). There will be a never ending supply of coffee and hot water for tea. More about the event can be found on this page:  https://timandmaggie.net/appalachian-piano-tech-playground .
    Pipestem, WV, United States

  • Fred Sturm All Day Seminar - Sponsored by Seattle, WA Chapter

    Apr 15, 08:00 - 17:00 (PT)
    A day long seminar featuring Fred Sturm, RPT. LightHammer Piano is about 30 miles north of Seattle. Watch your email or check back here for more information.
    Mukilteo, WA, United States

  • Improving Upright & Grand Performance

    Apr 15, 09:00 - 17:00 (ET)
    Improving Upright & Grand Performance: a combination class for the practical piano technician Download a flyer. Featuring Starr Taylor, RPT, www.saintpiano.com Starr Taylor, RPT has been making waves with his teaching prowess at recent PTG conventions. Come find out why! Come learn! Come have fun! Morning Session: The Improving Upright Performance Class is designed to help technicians look at the whole piano system. If you know what to look for, you'll be seen as a professional. The tips in this class will help you quickly diagnose problems and fix them. Topics include: tuning instability, bedding actions, ironing key bushings, fixing damper rod problems & addressing pedal issues. A detailed handout is included. Afternoon Session: The Improving Grand Performance class is designed to help piano technicians look at the piano from the inside out. The tips in this class will address unusual problems when servicing grand pianos as well as improving tried & true methods for adjusting pedals and action. Topics include: adjusting nose bolts for tuning stability, addressing string deflection with temperament strips, seating strings on bridges, eliminating grand pedal noise, addressing friction in the piano action, adjusting repetition springs, and properly bushing the pitman pin hole in keybeds. A detailed handout is included.
    Baltimore, MD, United States

  • Ben McKlveen Tuning Tutoring Seminar

    Apr 22, 08:00 - 17:00 (ET)
    The Cinncinnati, OH PTG is again offering a new seminar in the Ben McKlveen series. This one features tuning.
    West Chester Township, OH, United States

  • A Day with Jim Busby

    Apr 22, 08:30 - 17:00 (MT)
    Albuquerque, NM, United States


    Jul 26 - 29, (ET)
    Arlington, VA, United States


    Jul 17 - 20, (PT)
    Sparks, NV, United States