2021 Convention

Master Piano Technicians’ 

Annual Convention


June 27 30, 2021


Join us this summer at the beautiful Cliff Lodge and Convention Center in the heart of the world famous Snowbird Resort. Up Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird is located just 40 minutes away from the Salt Lake City, Utah Airport.


Come escape the summer heat and humidity and experience cool, clean mountain air at an altitude of 8000 feet. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and be surrounded by first class amenities and dining opportunities! We’ll be riding a tram up to the Summit Restaurant at 11,000 feet and dining on artisan pizza while we take in the incredible views.

There are lots of activities for families and kids and, of course, some fun touring opportunities for significant others! A beautiful spa and outdoor pools await, as well as plenty of hiking and strolling opportunities.




Schedule Specifics include:

June 27 Sunday:    Evening Meet and Greet at the Alta Peruvian Lodge 5 – 7 pm (included with the convention fee)

June 28 Monday:  Classes from 9 – 12 then 2 – 5.
9:15 am Heritage park tour to SLC for guests not attending classes (see below)
12:30 pm Lunch (provided) and MPT business meeting
7:00 pm   MPT Welcoming Banquet catered by Wallaby’s Smokehouse at the nearby Alta Peruvian Lodge (included with the convention fee)

June 29 Tuesday:    Tuning lab demonstration 8 – 9 am. Classes from 9 – 12  then 3 – 6.
At 12:30 we’ll take the tram to the top of the mountain (11,000 feet) for artisan pizza lunch and views. (optional–not covered in the convention fee)
7:30 pm Dinner together at the SeventyOne Restaurant (optional–not covered in the convention fee)

June 30 Wednesday:    Final class from 8:30 – 10:00
Checkout of rooms by 11:00 am

During the daytime spouses/guests/families can relax at the beautiful outdoor pool, take in the spa, enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. On Monday there will be an excursion (departing at 9:15 am) for spouses/guests/families not attending classes. We’ll be visiting and touring the “This is the Place” Heritage Park in Salt Lake City near the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Included there are exhibits and tours of early western life and live demonstrations at shops demonstrating blacksmithing, tinning, saddle making, gold panning, handcart pulling, early school houses, domestic life and more.  We’ll be eating lunch at the park as well.  If time permits there are other optional sites to see such as LDS church 21,000 seat Conference Center center tour, historic grounds tour, city creek shopping mall and others.

Cliff Lodge Room Reservations:   

Assure yourself Cliff Lodge room reservations now at the MPT Convention rate:

  • Standard bedrooms: $159.00 per night single or double (plus tax and resort fee; a total of $196)
  • Deluxe bedrooms: $229.00 per night single or double (plus tax and resort fee; a total of $275)
  • Spa Level Rooms: $229.00 per night single or double (plus tax and resort fee; a total of $275)

There are a limited number of rooms so reserve yours now!

Room reservations can be made by calling (800) 453-3000;  or by going online at reservations.snowbird.com — use the group code 2CS5QS.

MPT Convention Class Details:

Classes will be held on the top floor of the Cliff Lodge with amazing views of the mountains.  Instructors include:

 Rick Baldassin – Carl Teel – John Gallen – Robert Conrad – Vince Mrykalo – Jim Busby – Paul Gates


Click Here to see INSTRUCTORS BIOS



Registration Deadline is June 21

{once you submit payment your registration will be complete and you will not be returned to this page}




Single Day Rate  $100 USD
Additional Banquet Guest $25 USD





OPTIONS:   Full Convention (includes 1 ticket for Monday night banquet) $260 USD
Day Rate  $165 USD
Additional Banquet Guest $25 USD



note: if you are not a member but would like to join MPT and attend the convention, please go first to the new member application page, fill out the application and pay the $65 fee.  You can then return to this page and submit your convention registration fee at the “members current with their dues” rate.



Full registration includes one banquet ticket for Monday Night Banquet and Monday lunch as well.  If you either are not current with your 2021 dues or are a non-member, please pay the non-member rate as it includes the $65 application/renewal fee. Monday Banquet additional guest tickets may be purchased for $25 each.
For further questions, contact:
Derek Furch, 2021 Convention Director, derek@accentpianotuning.com
text: (801) 540-3144
MPT President Wayne Gregory   wsynegre@gmail.com
Vice President John Backels  marshabackels801@hotmail.com
Secretary Vince Mrykalo  madvinmryk@yahoo.com