Piano Technicians Guild Conference
This week I attended the annual Piano Technicians Guild Conference of the south central region. We met in Kerrville, Texas for three days at the Y O Ranch Resort. Classes are given by master technicians, technicians with specific knowledge, and people who have created new tools or materials for pianos. A good time was had by all and everyone left more knowledgeable and with an ambition create finest work possible. It seemed most of us also couldn’t resist buying at least one new tool from one of the specialty tool makers in our attendance.
The purpose of the Piano Technicians Guild is to promote the highest possible standards of piano service through education and professional development. At these Conferences piano technicians gather to share information and exchange ideas. In a field where people generally work alone, this setting provides a special opportunity for guild members to put their heads together and advance the field of piano technology.