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Education & Training

The RPT designation identifies a member of the Piano Technicians Guild who has passed a series of exams covering tuning, repair, and regulation skills along with general piano knowledge. Besides the opportunities listed below, you may also want to check with local music stores, local colleges and universities and local piano technicians for classes, workshops and apprenticeships.

The list below is compiled by the Piano Technicians Guild as a public service and based on information provided by each training program. PTG does not endorse or certify training programs.

On-Site Training

North Bennet Street School
150 North St
Boston, MA 02109
P: 617-227-0155
admissions@nbss.edu
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Full-time program. Classroom instruction. Structured curriculum.

New York School of Piano Tuning, Service & Repair
Contact: Lou Tasciotti
42-24 Orchard St. #4B
Long Island City, NY 11101
P: 646-647-0663
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Classroom instruction. Structured curriculum.

Minnesota School of Piano Technology
Contact: Gregg Gavin, RPT
PO Box 10806
St. Paul, MN  55110
P: 651-777-6718
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Classroom and individual instruction available. Structured curriculum.

Dante Piano Service Corp.        
Contact: Richard Dante, RPT
2294 Locust Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
P: 631-588-6446
Individualized training using structured curriculum.

Piano Service Enterprise School of Piano Technology
Contact: Clarence Zeches, RPT
70 Ola St., Toccoa, GA 30577
P: 706-886-4035
C: 706-491-6944
Individual instruction available.

Jim Geiger, RPT
Waco, TX
P: 254-756-2976
Individualized training/apprenticeships available.

Oscar-Walcker-Schule Ludwigsburg, Germany
Meisterschule für Klavier- und Cembalobau - Master Piano Builder Program
Römerhügelweg 53, D-71636
Ludwigsburg, Germany
P: 07141 - 44 99 100
F: 07141 - 44 49 199
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Full-time program. Classroom instruction. Structured curriculum.

Curso Presencial de Afinación de Pianos – Schultispianos
Contact name: Juan Alberto Schultis, RPT
Gascón 648, CABA (1181) – Argentina
P: 54 11 48657563
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Classroom training, one day a week for four months. Structured curriculum.

Advanced Training

Florida State University College of Music
Master of Arts in Piano Technology

122 N. Copeland Avenue 
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180 
P: 850-644-6102 (Admissions)
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Full-time two-year program. Classroom instruction.

Oberlin College & Conservatory
Artist Diploma in Piano Technology

Contact: John Cavanaugh, RPT
77 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
P:  440-775-8275
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Full-time two-year program. Classroom instruction.

"G" Piano Works
Contact: Joe Garrett, RPT
9345 N.W. Sargent Road
Gales Creek, OR  97117
P: 503-357-4713
joegarrett@earthink.net
Gpianoworks.com
Individual mentoring and instruction.

Distance Learning/Home Study

American School of Piano Tuning
Contact: G. Borgnino
17070 John Telfer Drive, Dept. PTG
Morgan Hill, CA  95037
P: 800-497-9793
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Structured curriculum.

The Butler School of Piano Technology
Contact: Rick Butler, RPT
3262 Superior Lane
Bowie, Maryland 20015
P: 240-396-7480
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Structured curriculum.

Piano Technician Academy
Contact: Michael Stillwell
415 W Southern Ave Suite 107
Tempe, AZ 85282
P: 480-779-8782
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Structured curriculum.

Randy Potter School of Piano Technology
Contact: Randi Potter, RPT
61592 Orion Dr
Bend, OR 97702
P: 541-382-5411
F: 541-382-5400
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Structured curriculum.

Mr. Tuner Piano Technician School
Contact: Mark Cerisano, RPT, Mech.Eng.
Montreal, QC, CANADA
1-866-MRTUNER(678-8637)
514-771-8666
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Classroom and individual instruction available. Various locations in Canada.
Real-time online instruction over Skype and Google Hangout.

Escuela de Tecnologia Pianistica de Buenos Aires (Spanish)
Contact: Prof. Hugo Landolfi
Belgrano 919 
1642 San Isidro 
Buenos Aires Argentina 
P: +5411-4747-5661 
F: +5411-4742-0580
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Structured curriculum.