LOS ANGELES CHAPTER
December Gathering: Our Annual Holiday Party
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Precision Piano Services
10426 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood CA 91601
In November our guest speaker was Ray Chandler, RPT. Ray is the Western United States representative for Bösendorfer. Both Ray and Bösendorfer are also now part of Yamaha Pianos. Ray presented two related topics for us on this evening. He started with a presentation on the new Yamaha CX Conservatory grands and how they evolved from the earlier model C, then wound up using a few Bösendorfer principals as well. He also gave us an abbreviated version of his "Optimized Performance for Bösendorfer" program. Both presentations included many useful tips as well as videos of factory and voicing procedures. This was a very interesting evening, and everyone who attended received a highly prized Bösendorfer hammer sanding paddle.
Our thanks to Ray for making the trip up from Indio, CA with a cold. And to Jeff Bauer, Store Manager at Keyboard Concepts, for opening his doors for us.
In December, Franco Skilan has once again offered to open his shop and back yard for our annual Holiday Party. Once again, David Weaver, RPT, will bring his guitar to serenade us with pop and jazz classics, and maybe a few holiday tunes as well. Once again, it's a Pot Luck. Everyone should bring something they like and want to share. And finally, if you have never attended a PTG meeting before, THIS is the one you will want to start with. We are really quite friendly and love meeting new members as well as members who we haven't seen for a while. Please join us!