August Meeting: (3rd Monday)
Date: Monday, August 15
Time: 6:00 pm - Snacks & Socializing
7:00 pm - Meeting
Location: Keyboard Concepts, Sherman Oaks
5539 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks CA 91401

As promised, it's movie night at this month's PTG meeting. "A Glimpse into Montal's Paris" celebrates the life and work of Claude Montal, a self-taught piano tuner and technician who became a piano builder, an inventor, and author of the standard text of piano technology for the 19th century, The Art of Tuning. These accomplishments would be monumental for anyone, but are even more remarkable for an individual of humble origins and blind since childhood in the early nineteenth century.

The event documented in this video arose from the publication of the first English translation of The Art of Tuning by Fred Sturm, RPT. Created and produced by the Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, this event marks a high water mark in the history of the Guild, weaving together culture, music-making, piano technology and scholarship of the highest order. Viewers will be captivated as Sturm - intimately conversant with the subject matter and an engaging public speaker - leads us on a fascinating exploration of the life and times of Claude Montal.

The video will be introduced by its producer, L. A. Chapter's own Alan Eder, RPT, and there will some discussion afterwards.

Please join us.