Next Meeting: (3rd Sunday)
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Location:  Keyboard Concepts, Orange County (714-544-0088)
                2866 El Camino Real
                Tustin CA 92782
                (Between Best Buy & Home Depot)

Times for Special Three-part Meeting:
    Part 1: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Part 2: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Socializing hosted by Keyboard Concepts & your chapters
    Part 3: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

For our annual LA Chapter Christmas bash we were, once again, privileged to celebrate at Precision Piano in North Hollywood as guests of Franco and Johanna Skilan. And, once again, we were doubly privileged to enjoy their excellent cooking. Nobody went away hungry, that's for sure. Thanks also to Fabrizio Oddone for his always fantastic, and quick to disappear, Tiramisu. And also thanks to David Weaver and his band for keeping the evening lively. A jolly good time was had by all.

In January we will not be meeting on our regular 3rd Monday but instead on Sunday, January 20th.
Our next meeting will be a multi-chapter gathering at Keyboard Concepts in Orange County with special guest, Roger Jolly. Mr. Jolly has worked in the piano industry for the last 35 years and has worked in most areas of the profession. During this time he has worked as a salesman, piano technician, rebuilder, designer, manufacturer’s technical consultant and clinician. Until recently he was Vice President for Samick Music Corporation and was also the Director of Product Development, overseeing the assembly of the Knabe and JP Pramberger Grand pianos.

He has been a featured guest speaker at major conventions in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, the Czech Republic and Korea. Mr. Jolly is a member of the Piano Technicians Guild and the Canadian Association of Piano Technicians. Roger is the recipient of the prestigious Jack Greenfield award for research and writing (Piano Technicians Guild 2001) and the Outstanding Achievement Award (Canadian Association of piano technicians 2000). He is the contract rebuilder/concert technician for the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music.

There are many possible topics Roger might cover. At press time, we had discussed the possibility of his voicing and tuning class and his pedal lyre class. He has taught so many varied topics it has been difficult to pick one. If you have read this to the end and wish to put forward a request, please feel free to contact Kayoko Forrest (LA Chapter President) at (310) 829-4644. We obviously want this to be a big turn out and will be happy to hear what you would like to learn. Roger is making a special trip to be with us. (He's not planning to attend NAMM.) Please join us and give him a big welcome!

This will be a special combined chapter meeting so all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wishing you all the best in 2013!