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Previous events

Sep8

September Meeting

September Meeting, location, dinner, & technical presentation TBA.

Jun9

Special Meeting

Special Meeting, location TBA; no technical presentation.

May12

May chapter meeting

Virtual via Zoom

Meeting at 7:00. Technical: jack spring replacement on square grands by Bill Boring. For the Zoom link, subscribe to our mailing list.

Apr14

April Meeting

Virtual via Zoom

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Please use the contact form for more information. The technical will be home made tools by Harry Doss, featuring his newest tool for "individual grand underlever support".

Feb11

February meeting

Hollins University, Presser Hall, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020

The meeting is at 7:00 at Hollins University, Presser Hall: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zcnBAmxLvzCu5SUh7 The best place to park is here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AuzBQ71jq8jDehUe7

Dinner will be at 5:45 at the New Yorker Deli, 2802 Williamson Rd. in Roanoke, VA. We'll be having mini-technicals so please bring something to share. If you have any questions, please use our contact form or contact Maggie at 304-952-8615.

Sep10

September Meeting

All info TBA.

May14

May Meeting

Virginia Tech, Squires Student Center, Blacksburg, 24061

Meeting will be in the Squires student center of VT. The technical is our "mini-technicals" where everyone brings something. Dinner is TBA but will likely be at PK's. Contact Maggie for more info or use the contact form on this website. Hope to see you there!

Apr9

April Meeting

Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020

Meeting at 7, dinner at 5:45 (location TBA). Technical presentation is tentatively Andy Lyford continuing from his regulation prep pointers (after a quick review) on to regulation pointers. If you need specific directions to the building, use the contact form on this website or text Maggie at 304-952-8615. Thanks!

Mar12

March Meeting

Home of Paul Peak, Roanoke, VA

This meeting will be at the home of Paul Peak with dinner also at his home at 5:45. The technical will be Paul showing us his new shop, and Andy & Maggie sharing mini technicals on regulation prep & a key bushing trick. If anyone needs Paul's address, use the website contact form or text Maggie at 304-952-8615. Thanks!

Feb12

NEW February meeting update

Home of Harry Doss, Blacksburg, 24061

This meeting has been moved to Harry's home and the technical will be "You Don't Know Jack", an online Technical on double escapement. You can email roanokeptg@gmail.com or text Maggie at 304-952-8615 for directions. Dinner will be at El Mariachi on 3703 S. Main St.

Hope to see you all there!

Jan8

January Meeting CANCELLED!!!

Meeting Cancelled

Meeting Cancelled!

Oct9

October Meeting

Virginia Tech, Squires Student Center, Blacksburg, 24061

Meet in the Squires building of Virginia Tech. Room TBA. Dinner at PK’s at 5:45. Technical will be sharing things learned at the convention &/or TT&T mini-techs. For more info please use the contact form or call Maggie at 304-952-8615.

Welcome!

This site represents the Roanoke Chapter (#240) of the Piano Technician's Guild

If you are a visiting piano technician, piano enthusiast or just an interested web-surfer, welcome! Feel free to look around, and if we can help you in any way, please let us know.  

The PTG is the largest nonprofit organization serving piano tuners, technicians, and craftsmen throughout the world, organized to promote the highest possible service and technical standards among piano tuners and technicians. The PTG sponsors meetings, seminars, workshops and conventions, and publishes a monthly technical magazine, the Piano Technicians Journal, which features a wealth of technical information ranging from useful hints to in-depth instruction on tuning, repairing and rebuilding. 

The Roanoke Chapter exists to provide a forum for those individuals who have a professional or avocational interest in piano technology, to promote the achievement of the highest technical standards, and to promote and improve the piano service industry and its members.  The Roanoke Chapter's geographical area covers all of southwest Virginia, including Lynchburg, Bedford, Covington, and the New River Valley.

Our members can reach our private forum here as well as from our links page.

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  • Maggie
    Maggie Athens, WV
    The Atlanta Chapter is offering a big learning opportunity the last weekend of October (2017). Contact us for more details about classes offered. If this link works, it's the registration form: https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/PTG/CommunityEmailAttachments/qgtOl3GQPq733YnOdmnL_Atlanta%20Skills%20and%20Thrills%20Registration.pdf

    The Atlanta Chapter is offering a big learning opportunity the last weekend of October (2017). Contact us for more details about classes offered. If this link works, it's the registration form: https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/PTG/CommunityEmailAttachments/qgtOl3GQPq733YnOdmnL_Atlanta%20Skills%20and%20Thrills%20Registration.pdf

  • Maggie
    Maggie Athens, WV
    Congrats, Byron, for passing the aural exam!!! Also, thank you to whoever posted that they liked my article, but I can't make your post public if you identify yourself as me. LOL!

    Congrats, Byron, for passing the aural exam!!!
    Also, thank you to whoever posted that they liked my article, but I can't make your post public if you identify yourself as me. LOL!

  • Mags
    Mags Athens, WV
    Great meeting in spite of several not being able to make it. John VanBeek had a nice presentation about lubricants and Andy Lyford shared his experience with a lubricant that can cause rust! Liz missed out as she wanted to meet "Duie" who sat quietly & well behaved throughout the entire meeting. ;-)

    Great meeting in spite of several not being able to make it. John VanBeek had a nice presentation about lubricants and Andy Lyford shared his experience with a lubricant that can cause rust! Liz missed out as she wanted to meet "Duie" who sat quietly & well behaved throughout the entire meeting. ;-)

  • David Pritchard
    David Pritchard Lynchburg, VA
    Maggie is the BEST PTG Chapter Secretary, EVER.

    Maggie is the BEST PTG Chapter Secretary, EVER.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Athens, WV
    Byron & I have passed the written portion of the RPT exams. One down, two to go! Woot!

    Byron & I have passed the written portion of the RPT exams.
    One down, two to go! Woot!

  • Maggie
    Maggie Athens, WV
    Everyone had a grand time at the National Convention in Norfolk, VA in July. We all learned so much we decided to each give a short presentation of what we learned at our September meeting.

    Everyone had a grand time at the National Convention in Norfolk, VA in July. We all learned so much we decided to each give a short presentation of what we learned at our September meeting.