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The RPTG, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides the community with:


  • Scholarships for Students

  • Student Recitals

  • Annual High School Seniors' Recital

  • Lecture--Demonstrations

  • Masterclasses

  • Panel Discussions

  • Special Interest Seminars

  • Workshops

  • Howard Hanson Awards

  • Private piano instruction in some public schools

  • Teachers' Recital

  • American Composer Recital

Elected Officers


  • Tasha George-Hinnant

Vice President

  • Teddy Carr

Recording Secretary

  • Kathie Ross

Corresponding Secretary

  • Elier Suárez


  • Stephanie Mercer & Brian Preston


Membership dues are $30.00 for regular members and $10.00 for an associate member. Associate members are teachers who are retired from teaching and still wish to receive the handbook, newsletter and attend meetings. All dues should be paid by July 31st for members to be included in the handbook. Checks should be made payable to RPTG Inc. and sent to:


Diane Habeeb

37 Arlington Drive

Pittsford, NY  14534


Tel: 585-247-0325


New members joining after February 1st can join by paying one half the dues. Membership is open to anyone interested in teaching piano.

Duet Newsletter

The Duet Newsletter is the Guild's most important method of communication. It contains all news pertinent to the operation of the Guild: Meetings, Student Recitals, Programs, Special Interest Seminars, Master Classes and Workshops. In addition, teachers are encouraged to send in news about their performances and their awards, as well as their students' performances, awards and competitions, and any other news item they feel would be of special interest to the Guild.


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