PIANO TECHNICIANS GUILD . NORTH
BENNET STREET SCHOOL . DARRELL'S MUSIC HALL
The Piano Technicians Guild, Inc., is the largest
organization of its kind in the world and has established the only
set of standards in North America for the tuning, regulation, maintenance
and repair skills needed by a qualified technician.
The mission of the Piano Technicians Guild is to promote the highest
possible standards of piano service by providing members with opportunities
for professional development by recognizing technical competence
through examinations and by advancing the interest of its members.
Registered Piano Technician
The member of the Piano Technicians Guild who carries the designation
of an RPT has made a commitment to quality. By passing a series
of three exams on maintenance, repair and tuning pianos, Paul has
demonstrated technical proficiency earning the title of RPT.
Only RPT's are authorized to use the trademarked
Registered Piano Technicians are professionals
who have committed themselves to the continual pursuit of excellence,
both in technical service and ethical conduct.
Code of Conduct:
- I will act honorably and in a professional manner.
- I will render the best possible service under the circumstances,
always keeping the best interests of my client in mind.
- I will engage only in fair trade practices in the knowledge
that I am reflecting the honesty and integrity for which the
Piano Technicians Guild stands.
- I will use the name and trademarks of the Piano Technicians
Guild properly and will encourage others to do the same.
- I will strive to upgrade my professional skills and I will
encourage and help others to do the same.
- I will promote, in any way that I can, good will toward my
profession and toward the music industry.
Paul Panek is President of Boston's Piano Technicians
North Bennet Street School
The North Bennet Street School
(NBSS) is located in Boston's historical North End has been training
people for employment since 1885. As one of the oldest trade schools
in the United States, NBSS pioneered the concept of intensive instruction
in a classroom/shop setting for the sole purpose of learning a trade.
Paul Panek attended the North Bennet Street
School for two years and received the following designations:
- Certificate degree in Basic Piano Technology
The Basic Piano Technology program includes tuning, repair and
- Diploma in Advanced Piano Technology
The Advanced Piano Technology program includes rebuilding and
restoration of grand pianos. He learned from some the finest
piano technology faculty in the field.
These comprehensive programs have enabled many
graduates to immediately begin their own practices or join prestigious
companies such as Steinway & Sons and Mason & Hamlin or
higher education and/or music institutions such as Tanglewood, Aspen
Darrell's Music Hall
Darrell's Music Hall
has piano showrooms in Nashua, Concord and Portsmouth, NH. They
are an authorized dealer for Yamaha, Petrof, Knabe and Samick pianos.
Three generations of the Darrell family have maintained their reputation
for providing the best service to their clients by collaborating
with qualified, independent Registered Piano Technicians such as
Paul Panek d.b.a. Pianocraftsman has partnered
with Darrell's Music Hall since 2002 and provides in-house service
as well as high-quality warranty service to pianos purchased at
Darrell's. Darrell's Music Hall and Pianocraftsman share a similar
philosophy regarding high quality and service.
- Provide the client with an excellent product at a fair price.
- Never sacrifice quality for price or the client will be severely
- Earn the client's trust and confidence and maintain it.
After thirty years, Darrell's Music Hall has
earned its reputation for providing what the customer asks for.