About us

The Pianoforte Tuners' Association was founded in 1913. The PTA became a trade union in 1920, but was de-registered in 1972 to become a professional body.


Since then its membership has gradually grown, proclaiming its commitment to improving standards, to the extent that since 1975 all applicants for membership must pass theoretical and practical examinations to prove their ability as qualified tuners or technicians.


For many years the Association was firmly based in London, however since 1981 a Convention and Annual General Meeting has been held in different towns throughout Great Britain, to which all classes of membership and aspiring non-members are invited, and where they may learn new techniques and hone their skills.


The Association has an excellent library of books, cassette and video tapes which are available for loan to Members. Full details can be found in the Association's Yearbook and on the Library page in the Members' area.


The Association has an international membership around the world.


For further information on membership of the Association please email the PTA Secretary.

PTA Council Members

President: Barry Caradine
Vice President:

Andrew Giller

Hon.General Secretary: Annette Summers
Hon. Treasurer: Annette Summers
Trustees: Tania Staite
Shaun McLoughlin

Michael Syson

Nigel Polmear

Ben Nolan

Roberta Caradine

Steve Droy

Mrs Annette Summers
PTA Secretary
PO Box 230
BN27 9EA
Tel: 0845 602 8796