Who We Are

The Piano Technician's Guild is the world's premier source of expertise in piano service and technology. We represent more than 100 years of collective knowledge, over 4,000 global members and the industry's only recognized piano service certification program, the Registered Piano Technician.

Our mission is to promote the industry's highest possible standards by

  • Providing members with every opportunity for professional development
  • Recognizing and promoting technical competence through examinations
  • Advancing the interests of each of our members

The title of Registered Piano Technician (RPT) must be earned by passing a series of rigorous examinations. Members who have not yet passed the RPT examinations can take advantage of our extensive educational offerings in preparation for taking the RPT exams, and may advertise membership.

The industry's latest breakthroughs and innovations are also offered at our regional and local seminars and annual conventions.

Our History

Attempts to organize piano tuners and technicians began in Chicago during the Columbian Exposition of 1893 with the founding of the National Tuners Association. This organization was short-lived, as was a similar group founded in New York during 1904.

On January 9, 1910, a group of four technicians, Julian Elliott Diez, Albert Endress, Basil Britain Wilson and William Braid White, formed an organization known as the American Guild of Piano Tuners (AGPT). Its first meeting was in June of that year and attracted 50 technicians from around the United States. It continued to grow, reaching a membership of nearly 2,000 and was instrumental in the establishment of A-440 as standard pitch.

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The Piano Technician's Guild
4444 Forest Ave
Kansas City, KS 66106
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T: 913-432-9975
F: 913-432-9986