The PTNA website started in 1997 as a means to introduce the organization's structure and development, PTNA Piano Competition and STEP Concerts.
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.
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 fee.
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.
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 of charge.
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.