Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July

Posted by: Piano World

Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/18/08 07:41 PM

The "Master Piano Technicians of America"
will be holding its 2008 convention in Boone, North Carolina on July 24-27". --- the first time ever in the Appalachians!


Place:
La Quinta Inn & Suites
165 Highway 105 Extension
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 262-1234 call directly to make your
reservations. Mention MPT!
Fax: (828) 262-1254


Hotel Cost: $327. + tax
for the 3 nights.


Convention Cost:
Piano Technicians $75.
Technicians’ guests: $25.
Under 18: $10.


Dates: July 24 -27, 2008
Thursday evening to Sunday noon.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/18/08 10:12 PM

Uh, OK, I'll go ahead and look like an idiot. Heck, I'm new here anyway ...

What is the "Master Piano Technicians of America". 'Never heard of it.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/19/08 11:29 PM

Hi David,

Anyone can join. You, me or your neighbor. All they need to do is send in a check for $25 a year, I think it is "claiming" to be a piano tuner and just that fast, they are now, a "Master Piano Technician" or at least, that is my understanding of it. To my knowledge, they do not turn any one away.

There is no testing required for joining that I've ever been made aware of.

http://www.master-piano-techs.org/About_Us.html

Frankly I've not been to impressed with them.

There is only one local RPT here that is a member of it and I personally believe he is only a member because of the fact that it says "Master Piano Technician" and he can say that on his stationary. But, then, you can say that without it too right? \:D
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 02:17 AM

So who will be instructing at this event?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 08:25 AM

I have no idea. As far as I know, this is their first one ever... (?)
Posted by: Sam Casey

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 05:51 PM

This could be fun...

Sam, Magnus-piannnaman.

Jerry, Piano-Maximus-Deo

Ron, Piano-Rex

Dan, Jupiter-Optimus-Keyboardist

"What is in a name?? Is a hand or foot or any other part of a man?" Romeo and Juliet
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 06:07 PM

Sam-Magnus piannaman,

Ah how the devil doth control the idle hand to typeth such blasphemy. Shalt thou not repentest lest we shippeth all the plastic spineteth uprighteths to all thy corners of the Missouri borders. Thou shalt dwell in thy land of plastic parteths for all eternity.

So sayeth I

Jupiter-Optimist-Keyboardist
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 07:23 PM

Piano Rex checkin' in.

Don't think the Master Piano Technicians of America can rid one of that rusty pin-mouse turd-WD-40 odor.
Posted by: Sam Casey

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 08:07 PM

Ah the devil doth move me mightly fingers to toes. (Don't tell the Baptists!)

There might be a real business opportunity here. We each could form a no test group, print up some nifty diplomas, (Be a Magnus Tuner!), charge 25 bucks a head and buy some extra beer. Easy money.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 08:26 PM

Count me in...I'll take a root beer and do the drivin'.....what we gonna call this august group!!!

How's about Certifiedist Magnus Piannaist Melus
et Americus & Canadus!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 09:49 PM

Jerry, Piano-Maximus-Deo here. you say, "What is in a name?? Is a hand or foot or any other part of a man?" Romeo and Juliet...

Me thinks, that me, is being insulted. me is being compared to body parts now. Me tells you how come. ;\)

Isn't that Maximus dealy something a women wears at a certain time?????????????? I'm being called a pad but, I guess I can "pad" things a bit by hammering my way through this thread which is, better than finding a "needle" in a hay stack.

I ain't makin no deos with anyone here on this thread.

Oh boy, I had a beer or two, orrrrr, and I'm bound to PO someone off this time. hehe. hehe. hehe. Women, you can't read this one.


\:D
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 09:57 PM

Ya'll arent bein' In-sulted. Ya just cant find people today who can read, let alone speek pig latin... :rolleyes: Gosh the state of education these dayz!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 11:41 PM

I know, I'm just having some fun here with it! :p
Posted by: Peter Sumner- Piano Technician

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/20/08 11:51 PM

Asinus asinum fricat

Biggus Peetus
Posted by: Sam Casey

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 12:04 AM

Here you call a fellow a "maximum piano god" and he thinks he's a piece of ladies underwear. Take the boy out of the country but not the country out of the boy...
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 07:25 AM

OK. 'Glad I asked. I got an answer and some laughs.

Thanks fellas.
Posted by: Emmery

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 09:11 AM

Perhaps a lively game that begins with drinking 10 beers(or the equivalent 8 Canadian ones)and setting the cleanest unison (root beer drinker is the judge)will separate the men from the boys. All in all don't forget the most important thing...dolium volvitur
(An empty cask is easily rolled)

Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur.
(Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 11:23 AM

Me thinks, give me ten beers and me unisons sound like a pipe organ!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA. hehehe. \:D
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 02:44 PM

Whilst taking a break from my home painting refrubishdus, I find this funny funny thread is still ongoing...Yip Yip WoooHoo!!! Yesth I will gladly be De Judge. I'm a coupla root beers and everything sounds good to me!!!!!!

Jerry, you baaad!!! Laughin my butt off!!!! I got the joke!!!!!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 02:45 PM

Wow, after proof reading my above comments, I think the paint fumes have got to me!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 04:07 PM

Here you call a fellow a "maximum piano god" and he thinks he's a piece of ladies underwear. Take the boy out of the country but not the country out of the boy...[/b]

Only here! Nobody taking the boy outta me! I refuse to grow up! Um, lol, did that come our right?
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 08:30 PM

Hey Jer...you'll be okay when the "nads" drop...
\:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/21/08 11:54 PM

Posted by: KawaiDon

Re: Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention in July - 06/24/08 12:58 AM

To get back on topic . . .

The MPT organization holds a "convention" many years. I have taught at one, and that was enough. Not worth the cost for me to go teach. The convention was over-hyped by the person organizing it, and only 25 or so technicians came. Most of them were older and not working very actively as technicians, and mainly wanted a tax deductable vacation.