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Only franchised members of the Piano Technicians Guild shall have the exclusive right to use the official title "Registered Piano Technician," to be abbreviated "RPT."

Who We Are
The following chapter members, denoted by the above emblem, are individuals having earned the title of RPT by passing a series of rigorous examinations, proving their ability to properly tune and repair your instrument. When you are looking for service for your piano, look for an RPT.

Only Registered Piano Technicians have earned the privilege to use the RPT line at the base of the Guild logo as depicted below.

The Associate Member is one who is associated with the Guild, but has not as yet taken, or passed the qualifying tests to become a franchised member, is in no way certified or qualified by the Piano Technicans Guild, Inc., to perform unsupervised piano service at any level.

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The following listing is in alphabetical order only and not in any order of importance. Chapter members listed on this page are those who have thus far chosen to participate in this web project. This list may be revised or added to as it becomes necessary.


John J. Campbell, RPT
236 Second Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-935-8140
email: souprtunr@verizon.net

bio: Servicing all types of pianos, with a wide range of skills including full rebuildings. field service and Piano Disc service. He holds a BA in Music, graduated with highest honors from the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology and also provides Yamaha Disklavier service.

Areas serviced include: Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties as well as some areas of Philadelphia.


James D. Chadwick, RPT
705 Adams Drive
Brookhaven, PA 19015
610-853-3238
email: j.chadwick@verizon.net

bio: An exemplary student and graduate of the Piano Tuning and Technology Course at the Trefz Piano Company, Jim has used this training and now counts thirty plus years of experience to his credit. His business of piano tuning, service and repair covers Delaware County and the Main Line. Services; to include regular periodic tuning, voicing, and action regulation, are offered to keep instruments sounding and playing their best. Jim's talents extend to player pianos, reproducing pianos and other automatic instruments as well.

A 'Field Expert' for Dampp-Chaser, the foremost manufacturer of climate control systems for pianos, he is able to accurately install the appropriate system for your piano, increasing tuning stability and longevity.

Jim has repeatedly served this chapter, by a confident vote of the membership, holding the offices of President and Treasurer.


Lawrence H. Fornaci, RPT
435 Twickenham Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-572-6256
email: lfornaci@comcast.net

bio: Servicing pianos in the home and concert stage, supplying a full range of skills and rebuilding services, with a geographic area centered in the Glenside area.

Larry has been a representative to our international council. Larry is the chapter sage.


Ralph J. Onesti, RPT
Business Name:
Ralph Joseph Onesti Piano Restorations
1317 MacDade Boulevard
Woodlyn, PA 19094
610-833-1657
email: ralphonesti@verizon.net
website: www.onestipiano.com

bio: Established in 1964, with four decades of piano service to the Delaware Valley, Ralph has enjoyed a reputation for excellence in the home, school, church, recording studio and on the concert stage. Included among his clients over the years are such notables as Vladimir Horowitz, Arthur Rubenstein, Oscar Peterson, Sara Vaughn and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

In addition to normal field service procedures for tuning, regulation, and voicing, other services offered include: purchasing assistance, evaluations and appraisals for insurance or resale, proper installation of climate control systems ('Field Expert' with Dampp-Chaser Corp.) and custom grand string covers. The facility is also experienced in the installation and service of Piano Disc Systems.

On occassion, a personally owned piano, worthy of restoration, is offered for sale as well as instruments for sale under consignment. Please visit our website for an expanded view of these pianos, the company and services offered.

The shop is internationally recognized for its high-level piano rebuilding, serving the individual piano owner as well as the trade. Restorations produced here, either Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Knabe or other fine model grand, can be found in homes, studios and on the concert stage.

A Public Service Program is available with ample notice. "The Other Side of the Keyboard" educates and informs, in Ralph's entertaining style, the novice to professional, familiarizing all with the 'nuances' of the piano and how to communicate your needs to your technician.

Ralph is a past President of the Philadelphia Chapter, and Bylaws Committee Chair, and has served on the national level as chair of the Regional Testing Centers, as well as acting as representative to our international council. He has also taught an accredited course in Piano Technology at the college level locally.

Edmund F. Piotrowski III, RPT
PO Box 10
Hopewell, NJ 08525
609-586-9699
email: pianotuning@sta2ned.com
website: www.sta2ned.com


bio: Professionally servicing pianos since 1988. Service area includes Mercer County, NJ and surrounding areas, plus southeast Bucks County, PA.

Services offered include: restorations, regulating, purchasing consultant, used pianos bought and sold, piano accessories available.

Ed has served on the web site committee as its chair, and a representative to our international council.


Howard E. Stickley III, RPT
7216 Montour Street
Philadelphia, PA 19111
215-426-0403
email: chugman572@aol.com

bio:Howard's services, over 27 years, include a full service shop, a full range of field services including pneumatic, electric, electric/pneumatic players and Piano Disc service / installation.

Shop services include full rebuilding "soup to nuts" of Pneumatic players, Nickelodeons, Pump Organs and Square Grands. Parts fabrication is available as is full replacement of missing pneumatic player stacks. Nothing is left to chance, and your unit is painstakingly rebuilt with attention to every detail. Every unit is tested and regulated to better than original specifications. No player rebuild leaves the shop until he is personally satisfied with the performance. Rebuilding of the piano, action, and restoration of cabinetwork and refinishing are available with the same attention to detail.

Howard has served in just about every elected position in the Philadelphia Chapter and is part of our Testing Committee, as well as acting as representative to our international council.









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