2018 Convention

Master Piano Technicians’ 

Annual Convention

July 29th – August 1st


Hidden between Garden of the Gods and America’s most famous mountain, Pikes Peak, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs, just minutes from Colorado Springs.

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We get to stay at the historic Cliff House!
The atmosphere evokes an opulence of Victorian romance
that dates back nearly 150 years.

Our convention has been carefully planned to provide outstanding tuning/repair classes for us, as well as equally entertaining activities for our significant others during class times.

We’ll all be able to come together for shared experiences with
our friends and family members outside of instruction time.


Garden of the Gods. Dramatic views, 300′ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.



The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Researching, collecting and interpreting the robust history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.



Glen Eyrie is nestled in 700+ breathtaking acres of stunning beautiful views where you can set aside your troubles and catch your breath.



Located at the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the US Air Force Academy spans 18,000 spectacular acres.

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Enjoy a rollicking evening at the Melodrama.


Registration deadline is June 29th.

(See links below to secure your hotel room and convention registration)


Piano classes we will attend have a wide range of practical topics,
led by top technicians including:

Rick Vökt – Repairing chipped and missing ivory keys
Richard Barber – False Beats
John Parham – Things all things piano technicians should know
(This will be done via teleconference, class also demonstrates using realtime video/audio to have instructors teach at your location without the cost of travel.)
Kevin Stock – 1 person piano moving
Jim Fariss – What to do with loose tuning pins
Even more to be announced!!!

Further scheduling specifics include:

Sunday evening, July 29th — Meet and Greet
Monday & Tuesday, July 30th & 31st — Classes
Tuesday evening — Melodrama
Wednesday morning, August 1st — Depart



Guests who would like to book a guestroom can access the discounted rates
via on-line reservations with the following link:
Guests who wish to arrive or depart on alternate dates or guests who would like to inquire about reserving a room not included with the block may contact the sales office directly as follows:
Stacy Gwinn                       719-785-2408    sgwinn@thecliffhouse.com
Kristin Eurich                      719-785-2422     keurich@thecliffhouse.com
Guests will be required to guarantee the room with a credit card.  There is no penalty for cancellations that occur more than a week before scheduled arrival date.  If a cancellation of an individual room becomes necessary within one week of arrival, there is a $50 penalty charged to the guest credit card on file.  Should a cancellation become necessary within 24-hours of arrival, one night’s room and tax is charged to the card and any remaining room nights are forfeited.


$200 for members.
$265 for non-members.
Full registration includes one July 31st banquet ticket for the melodrama.
Companion banquet tickets may be purchased for $30 each.

Convention Registration

For further questions, contact Jim Fariss:
(719) 425-8845

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