In January we will have two meetings: January 17 and January 22

We had a very good December meeting. Welcome to new member, Daniel Haubert, who recently moved here from back East. We have several members who would like to become RPT's so we spent time working on a Yamaha G2 grand doing some regulation and learning how the different adjustments interact.

Our first January meeting is:
Date: January 17, 2017 (3rd TUESDAY - not our regular meeting night) Please RSVP.
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Greene Music Store
7480 Miramar Rd. (Miramar Pyramid Shopping Center)
San Diego, CA 92126
1-(858)-586-7000 or (

Greene Music is hosting a very unique and special presentation by Ferdinand Bräu, chief engineer from Bosendorfer, Piano. Mr. Bräu will be giving a class in Los Angeles around this time and is coming down to San Diego just for us, so please don't miss this one. Please let David Farkas at Greene Music know if you plan to attend so they can have enough food.

The second January meeting is:
Date: January 22, 2017 (4th SUNDAY) Please RSVP.
Time: Noon to 5:00 pm
Location: Convoy Piano (Mihee Lee's new store)
7276 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111
(It's next to Ranch 99 market. Go to for a map.)

Convoy Piano will host an all-afternoon class given by Dave Conte. He has given us a list of classes he is able to teach. We need to choose which topic we'd like to hear. Please RSVP ASAP to Mihee Lee ( with your top 3 or 4 picks, and we'll tally the results. Also, let Mihee know if you plan to attend.

Topic Choices: 1) Hearing & understanding beats, 2) Temperament tuning, 3) Bass tuning,
4) High treble tuning, 5) Performance tuning, 6) Setting letoff by ghosting technique, 7) String voicing, 8) Rebuilding preparation, 9) Rebuilding items - soundboards, bridges & pinblocks: repair or replace, 10) Bridge recapping, 11) Addressing capo d'astro/v-bar surfacing, 12) Hammer line & action position, 13) RPT written exam, 14) RPT technical exam tasks, 15) Restringing, 16) String repairs/replacement, 17) RPT tuning exam parts & scoring, 18) Keyframe bedding.

Thanks to Green Music and Mihee for the snacks.