BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER OF ABPT

In recent years, the ABPT has improved its benefits to its members. Mainly due to its website at www.piano-tuners.org where we generate income and free advertising to members.

  1. On our website, members can list areas, in which they work and give contact details. If they deal in used pianos they can advertise on this site or related sales, providing they do not conflict with the ABPT's shopping cart.
  2. The annual subscription for a full member is presently 80.00; this fee is substantially lower than many other organisations.
  3. Insurance is essential in this day and age, particularly when entering public buildings, schools, halls etc.
  4. Our insurance covers:
    1. Public liability for 5 million
    2. Eployee liability. 10 million for one Eployee
    3. If you damage a customers piano while working on it in their home, there is cover up 25,000, the first 250 of which to be paid by member.
    4. Professional indemnity insurance 100,000 - 1,000 excess.
  5. We can arrange for personal insurance to cover loss of earnings while ill. Members can also apply for a single payment of 500, from the Association if they are unable to work because of an injurycaused by accident or some other disabling illness. Payments will be at the discretion of the Management Committee.
  6. Through the Association, new members can be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau to clear them to work in situations where there are vulnerable people such as in schools,homes for the elderly etc, a certificate wil last for 3 years.
  7. To give a professional image, we offer shirts and ties with our logo on at cost price.
  8. We subsidise training sessions, often at our Annual General Meeting, and endeavour to expand this training in local areas.
  9. Subsidised high-impact display advert in Yellow Pages for members
  10. We advertise in piano-related journals.
  11. We have a free leaflet for members "Buying and Caring for Pianos" also, "Health & Safety with pianos in schools."
  12. We are now members of Euro Piano, this is a European organisation, which represents piano tuners, and strives to keep the very best of standards throughout Europe. All members also become members Euro Piano
  13. To keep in touch with all members an audio newsletter is produced approx 4 times a year. Plus the PTQ, both publications are free to members. We also have an email discussion forum only accessible to members.
  14. We register and host domains for members for 5.00 a year. This includes FTP, email send and receive ether POP3 or forwarding

With our resources, we will be striving to improve the business of members for the future, so why not join us and, for the equivalent of a pound a week at present, realise these benefits.

Application form

For information contact: - :
Steve Workman Membership Liaison Officer.
2 Longbridge, Ponthir, Newport NP18 1GT
Telephone 0844 736 1976 Ext 3
E-mail steve.pianotuner@googlemail.com