December Gathering: (3rd Saturday)
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Precision Pianos - Franco's Shop
10426 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood 91601
(818) 769-5902
RSVP: lunatuner@aol.com
Subject line: Holiday Party

Our gracious hosts at Hollywood Pianos, Glenn Treibitz, Ric Overton and Glenn Shore, welcomed us with refreshments for our November meeting. We had about 12 in attendance, including two new members, Jacob Nord and Enoch Xu, for an excellent program by David Andersen on how to make our pianos Sing! by careful attention to details. There were wonderful tips, knowledge and sharing going on in the room while David caressed the best sound out of the new Mason & Hamlin "BB" grand piano. David was headed to the Mason & Hamlin factory in Haverhill, Massachusetts where he spent several days working. We hope to get a follow up report when he returns. Mason & Hamlin has a long and colorful history; and its current owners from Piano Disc, the Burgett brothers, work tirelessly to continue the legacy of Mason & Hamlin. Unfortunately, Gary passed away in May of this year but his brothers, Kirk and Mark, and Bruce Clark are dedicated to building a great instrument. www.masonhamlin.com/company/the-mason-hamlin-story/

On Saturday, December 19 we will gather once again at Precision Pianos for our holiday gathering. This year, in honor of our beloved friend and colleague, Giovanni Skilan, who passed away in September, we will celebrate his life with food, drink & music. Every year for the last several years, we have been warmly welcomed by Giovanni & Franco and their beautiful wives, Vicki & Johanna, often with homemade Italian foods. It is our turn to bring food, drink & music to the party. I will attempt to make something Italian that Giovanni would have liked and I'm wishing that Fabrizio will make his famous tiramisu; I wish David will bring his jazz guitar; I wish Isaac will bring his accordion; I wish Brooks will bring his blues guitar; I wish lots, lots, lots more. So bring yourselves and prepare to party! I have created an event on PerfectPotluck.com Please check it out.

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