May 2024

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Greetings to Our New Members

If you're reading a PTG member e-newsletter for the first time, welcome! If you need anything, please get in touch with your chapter president, Regional Vice President, or the PTG Home Office. Be sure to check out some of the great benefits of PTG membership. To all members, check out the list of new members in each month's Journal and see who's new in your area.

2024 PTG Convention & Technical Institute

Convention Registration Is Open!

Check out these quick links to start planning your

2024 PTG Convention & Technical Institute experience:

Registration - Fees go up June 18

Institute Classes - Daily Schedule

Hotel Reservations - Great rates!

Exams - Filling up fast!

Visit for updates and new items.

July 17 - 20 | Nugget Casino & Resort | Reno, NV

The Best Part of a PTG Convention?

Save Money

A Convention Roommate Connection community is available for those interested in sharing rooms. Check out the Convention Rideshare Connection community if you'd like to carpool.


Special Offer for First-Time Convention Attendees

PTG members can save $300 on any 2024 registration. You must call 913-432-9975 to register at the First-Timer Rate.


Looking for a Local Reno Area Tour?

Historic Virginia City Tour | Thursday, July 18, 2024 | $99 per person

Pickup from the lobby of the Nugget Casino. Open to everyone! Purchase tour tickets when you register for the convention.

Updated CAUT Guidelines Now Available

The College and University Technicians Committee of the PTG recently updated the original handbook for technicians working with colleges and universities. The latest edition is a free downloadable PDF. Download it here. The new edition includes revised information on budgeting, and qualifications and training for college and university technicians. This 21-page booklet is available to both members and non-members so that you can share the link with college administrators or others who would benefit from these resources.

PTG Academy

Eight students completed the Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps Class in early May at the PTG Home Office. After class, they met up at a local pizzeria to end another excellent GAR37 session. Visit the PTG Events Calendar for a list of upcoming educational events. Learn more about the GAR37 class at Contact Kathy Maxwell at if you're interested in attending future classes or have ideas for Home Office class offerings.

Technical Exam Jigs Available

Official PTG Technical Exam Repair Jigs can now be purchased through Renner USA. These exam approved jigs can be used for administering technical exams, as technical educational tools, or as personal practice tools to prepare for the technical exam. The set includes a stringing jig, hammer jig and key jig. The jigs are designed to test required skills. Each jig is labeled with specific instructions for use in exams, educational training, and personal practice. Units are available for purchase separately or as a complete set. All jigs are manufactured by Mike Carraher, RPT. Visit the Renner USA Online Store to order.

What's in the May 2024 Journal?

  • The NAMM Show 2024: Innovation and Stability
  • Models for Vibrating Piano Wires, Part 3
  • Warned, Therefore Protected

The Piano Technicians Journal is always available 24-7. Read the May issue here.

2024 Key Convention Dates & Deadlines

  • June 1 | Committee Reports due for the 2024 Council meeting. Download a Committee Report form. Forward to in Word format.
  • June 16 | Council Delegate Forms due. Download a delegate form.
  • June 17 | Last day for best convention rate. |
  • July 14-15 | PTG Board of Directors Meeting
  • July 16 | Council Meeting and Opening Activities
  • July 17-20 | Institute Classes, Exhibit Hall, Concerts and Special Events

PIPPA Reduced Registration

PTG is pleased to offer its members $50 off registration for the 2025 PIPPA Show in Las Vegas. Scheduled for Jan 28-30, PIPPA is short for Piano Industry Professionals & Producers Affiliated and is a trade show event for piano dealers, piano salespeople, manufacturers, and others connected to the industry. Registration includes classes, hotel and meals. Early registration prices apply through June 1. The PTG discount code is PTG25. Register at

Having Trouble Logging in to a PTG Website or Portal?

If you are not a regular user of the PTG websites, but are a PTG member or think you are already in our database but have never logged in, visit our User FAQ page ( for instructions on how to update your login information. Logging in to your account will enable you to receive member discounts on PTG Store purchases and event registrations, access the full member directory, learn about RPT certifications and exams, access the discussion groups and more. Be sure to login using your email address as your username. You can always click on Forgot Password to create a new password. Please feel free to call the PTG Home Office at 913-432-9975 for technical assistance.


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