The Mission of the Canadian Association of Piano Technicians / Association Canadienne des
Accordeurs de Piano is to encourage the highest standards of piano service by offering opportunities for continuing education and fellowship in a supportive non-competitive environment. This sharing and mentoring tradition of learning piano technology continues to this day at annual conventions alternating between locations in Eastern and Western Canada and currently the Association is represented by members interested in piano technology from coast to coast across Canada including amateurs and expert piano tuners and technicians, many with more than 25 years of experience.
Unisonus, the newsletter for members of CAPT/ACAP has been the publication enabling members to stay connected in a common pursuit of ongoing education in piano technology. The first issue of the Unisonus newsletter was published in 1983, although the Association’s roots began much earlier in 1971 in western Canada. (see CAPT/ACAP History). Unisonus continues online today, communicating information with a common theme of promoting piano technology advancement for both professionals and amateurs with new postings and articles on this website. For more on CAPT / ACAP membership check the information in the CONNECT section. What’s in a name and image? … read more in the FAQ section.
Community forum: Members can also connect on-line with other members at the CAPT/ACAP Community Forum for technical discussions on piano technology and service. Registration is required to access this forum. (read more in the CONNECT section).
Seminars and Conventions: In 2005 the Canadian Association of Piano Technicians embarked on a project of promoting full day (and sometimes several days long at Conventions) with “hands on” training sessions for piano technicians at various locations across Canada. This practice continues with seminars offered in “real-life” project situations facilitated in various Canadian cities by local CAPT Groups. If you are not a CAPT member and are interested in being contacted on future CAPT events please read more about connecting with our association and keep checking back at this site for information on future events.