Piano Technicians Guild,
Pittsburgh Chapter


The Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) is an international organization that was chartered and founded in 1957. This association promotes high quality standards in piano tuning and maintenance. Further info on the Piano Technicians Guild can be found here:


Registered Piano Technicians (RPT's)

  • A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) has passed a series of rigorous and hands-on examinations regarding the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos. 

Associate Members

  • An Associate is a member who has not passed the RPT examinations.  Associates may be studying piano technology and working toward RPT status, or may be piano retailers, rebuilders, refinishers or other specialists.

Current PTG Pittsburgh Chapter Officers

President             Shane Emrich RPT

Vice President    Sam McUmber, RPT

Secretary             Randy Mangus, RPT

Treasurer             Joel Cluskey

Become a Member

To become a member, or to learn more, you may attend one of our meetings the first Tuesday of each month from September to June. Also, feel free to contact us using the link at the top of the page.

Next Meeting:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Modern Piano, 11883 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090