The Piano Tuners and Technicians Guild of Queensland (PTTG) was formed in February
1981. The objectives of the Guild include:
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of expertise amongst
- To promote a continued improvement in skills amongst members. It is
widely accepted that learning and updating of skills continue for the length
of one's professional life.
- To publicise the need for and benefits of professional piano servicing.
- To provide consumer protection with regards to workmanship and pricing.
Guild members are guided by a code of ethics in their business dealings.
Any member of the public unhappy with the work of a Guild member need only contact
the Guild executive who will in turn investigate and arbitrate the matter.
- In 1984 the Australian Piano Tuners and Technicians Association was formed
and became the co-ordinating body for guilds and associations now active in
all states of Australia and New Zealand.
- Biennial national conventions are held in which speakers, who are experts in their field from Australia and overseas, are invited. The major piano manufacturers are both sponsors and exhibitors at these conventions.
- In consultation with the federal government, the Guild is assisting to draw
up a framework for the future training of piano technicians, and a structured
accreditation system for the piano industry.
The Guild maintains communication with the AMEB, the Australian Music Teachers Association and has membership of the Australian Music Association, the music retailer's peak body.