Polyester & Lacquer Finish Touch Up Academy
with Mike Ello, RPT

Sold out! May 16 & 17, 2024

Check back for Fall 2024 dates.

PTG Home Office
Kansas City


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.

  • Two-day skills-based course 
  • Lecture and discussion along with plenty of hands-on opportunities
  • Only a few slots left.

Price includes:

  • Fully-illustrated Master Guide to Piano Finish Touch Up by Mike Ello, RPT
  • All materials and tools
  • Lunch both days
  • Transportation between the nearby Hotel Lotus and PTG Home Office

PTG-Logo-Master.pngAbout the Instructor
Mike Ello, Registered Piano Technician, has been a professional piano technician since 1981 with over 30 years experience touching up lacquer and polyester finishes on pianos. He is also the author of the Master Guide to Piano Finish Touch Up.  He lives in the Houston, TX area and is the owner of Ello Piano Services. Mike is a frequent presenter at the local, regional and national level.

Mike Ello

$925 / PTG Member
$1,125 / Non-Member

PTG Home Office
4444 Forest Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66106

Recommended Lodging
Take advantage of special PTG rates at the nearby Hotel Lotus Merriam, 9009 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS 66202, with free wireless internet, hot breakfast, fitness center, indoor pool, free parking and more. You'll receive reservation information to receive the special PTG rate when you register.

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) - flykci.com - approximately 25 miles from the PTG Home Office
Ground transportation to and from KCI
Transportation between the Hotel Lotus and the PTG Home Office is included in your class fee.

All supplies, tools and equipment provided. Free wi-fi is available in the classroom if you'd like to bring a laptop or mobile device.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.

Online: Unavailable. This class is full.

Downloadable form: Unavailable. This class is full.
Email or fax to: kathy@ptg.org, 913-432-9986
By phone:  PTG Home Office, 913-432-9975

Questions or interested in being on a wait list? Contact Kathy Maxwell at 913-432-9975, 913-276-5202 or kathy@ptg.org.

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