February Meeting: (3rd Monday)
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - Light dinner, courtesy of Hollywood Pianos
7:00 pm - Meeting
Location: Hollywood Piano Company
323 S. Front Street, Burbank, CA 91502

The LA Chapter did not have a meeting in January so that members could go to the NAMM show. The PTG Foundation brought a little of their museum to the show. Their very impressive display outside the main Piano Lounge showed several action models through the ages, the Lincoln Piano (the piano that was at the Ford Theater the night President Lincoln was shot), technician's tools and exam materials. They hope this will be a regular display at future NAMM shows. Come share your experiences at NAMM.

This month our speaker is David Andersen. He will be presenting three different classes at the upcoming WestPac in April and describes the one he will preview for us as follows:

"Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Enrolling your Clients in the Work You Want To Do" When a good piano technician with good skills JUST tunes, he or she loses tremendous opportunities.

Complete piano service - bringing a piano somewhere close to its maximum function, and keeping it there - is a road to personal and financial success in our business. I will give you powerful tools, internal and external, to make it easy and enjoyable to leverage the trust your clients have in you into repairs, regulation, and voicing on their piano.

I will show you and tell you how to move past your fear around this - the fear is the shadow and you, the good technician and good human being, are the sun. Come join me for a lot of value and a lot of fun….

AND A BONUS: in the last part of the class, I will give you a 6-pack of what I call "$10,000 Tips," tried and true piano protocols you can immediately use to raise your game…see ya there, my friends...

This is just one of the many classes that will be taught at WestPac which will be held in Anaheim. It's local and a great opportunity to attend a first-class conference.