The International Piano Teachers Association is headquartered in the world-renowned music capital of Vienna, Austria. As early as 1978, Dr. Frank Damrosch of the Graz University of Music and Performing Arts had planned the prototype of the International Piano Teachers Association. In October 1981, The International Association of Piano Teachers was formally established, and immediately attracted a group of musicians and piano professors who are influential in the local area, and quickly established their influence as a platform for piano professional communication.
As one of the world's leading professional associations in the piano field, the International Piano Teachers Association is the first institution in Europe to establish a sound piano education system. It has the largest and most authoritative piano examination and education system in Europe. Training and other means promote the popularization of piano education. Cooperate with UNESCO to promote the popularization of piano culture and education and form an authoritative influence in the global music industry. Professionalism, public welfare, and interaction have been widely concerned by the industry.