THE PIANO TECHNICIANS GUILD
4444 FOREST AVE.
KANSAS CITY, KS 66106
PHONE: (913) 432-9975
JULY, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AREA REGISTERED PIANO TECHNICIAN PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL PIANO INSTITUTE
Shane Owenby, RPT*, of Piano Emporium was among nearly 500 attendees, including piano service specialists, manufacturers and suppliers, who attended the Piano Technicians Guild Annual Convention and Technical Institute.
“Even though the basic design of the piano has not changed significantly in the last 100 years the methods to produce and service them continues to evolve. Investing in learning the best methods to service your customer’s piano can benefit today’s technician immeasurably,” said Norman Cantrell, PTG President
This year’s event offered 275 total hours of classroom and hands-on learning from more than 90 instructors from around the world. More than half of the classes offered were new for the 2014 Convention.
“Another benefit to attending the convention is the opportunity to network with fellow technicians from all over the world. Those contacts are an invaluable resource to the technician and his clientele as the synergy of these networking partnerships exponentially increase the knowledge of those who attend.” Cantrell said.”
“Attending this years convention was educational and fun. There were many great classes for improving old skills as well as learning new ones to use in our everyday piano maintenance.” said Shane Owenby, RPT.
Piano Emporium, an authorized Yamaha dealer, offers a variety of professional and affordable services.
• Highly skilled technicians in the tuning and restoration of all pianos, including vintage and antique models
• Safe and affordable piano moving to any location
• New & Used Piano Sales and Short-term or long-term piano rentals available
An annual event since 1958, the PTG Convention is the world’s largest piano technology convention. In addition to classes, attendees were treated to concerts, receptions, breakfasts and luncheons. Major sponsors included Abel Hammer, Brooks LTD., Kawai, PLC Insurance, Reyburn Cybertuner, The Randy Potter School of Piano Technology and Yamaha.
*The Piano Technicians Guild grants the Registered Piano Technician (RPT) credential after a series of rigorous examinations that test skill in piano tuning, regulation and repair.
The Piano Technicians Guild is the world’s premier source of piano service expertise. It promotes the highest possible standards of piano service by providing opportunities for professional development, by recognizing technical competence through examinations and by advancing the interests of its members.