The PTNA website started in 1997 as a means to introduce the
organization's structure and development, PTNA Piano Competition and
With the spread of the Internet broadband around the year 2001, the
Internet became a daily use to everyday life. Following this trend, we
started to put effort to introducing useful musical information into
our website, such as the Piano Repertoire Encyclopedia, concert events
calendar, and the serial article "Piece of the Week" for all piano
learners and lovers. We are seeking further expansion by offering
interesting contents, not only functioning for the introduction of the
organization, but also to promote the piano as one large culture.
Find Your Teacher
This service is to introduce piano teachers in the
neighborhood. Anyone who would like to start learning the piano, or
those who are searching for a new teacher in the neighborhood is free
to use this service. The listed piano teachers are in the PTNA
membership, and currently there are 4000 teachers available all over
Japan. This service also helps to support each piano teacher's studio.
This is a free service, and all the expenses come from the membership
Find Your Pianist
This free service is to introduce collaborative
pianists (accompanists) to professional and amateur instrumentalists
and singers. PTNA supports pianists who yearn for collaborating
performances and gigs. This service also helps for the interchange of
pianists and other musicians, and it is also effective in the pianists'
further collaborative studies.
Listen to Music
This service is a free music library in which one can
listen to piano music on-line. There is also a list of pianists who
offered their recordings, and one can search a certain piece by
searching pianists as well. This service helps pianists to introduce
themselves through the website, and all recordings can be listened free
The PTNA website also provides reports and articles
from members and music researchers who passed through our Journal
Editorial committee (now abolished).
We offer a tremendous amount of piano related
information in our PTNA website. The Piano Repertoire Encyclopedia is a
remarkable service among all projects, and we are accepting reports
from all over the world. Pianists are welcomed to send recordings (mp3
file is highly recommended) or concert schedules to our office. The
information must be in Japanese, but the concert program or brief
biography can be in English.
For those who live within Japan, we are here to help promote your piano
studio, or introduce collaborating jobs for you. These two services are
for PTNA members only.