LOS ANGELES CHAPTER
March Meeting: (3rd Monday)
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - Light Dinner
7:00 pm - Meeting
Location: Keyboard Concepts – Santa Monica
3232 California State Route 2 (aka Santa Monica Blvd.)
Santa Monica, CA 90404
This month Kathy Smith will repeat her grand regulation class that she gave last month in Orange County. She will discuss regulation, what it means to pianists, why it matters to them, and how we might explain it to them. She will have a piano action out and show a number of her favorite methods, tools, measuring devices, and systems, emphasizing ways to do the work faster and to get more even results. Grand regulation in the piano can be physically grueling, and she will show some ideas for more comfortable and effective body positions for the work. She hopes to offer some hands-on time so technicians can feel the effects of some techniques. Technicians with less experience can count on coming away with some helpful background and concepts, plus some workable methods. More experienced technicians may even see a new trick or two to add to the old tool bag! Kathy has been regulating grand piano actions for over 35 years, so let her show you a few shortcuts she's learned the hard way. Don't miss it!!!
The February meeting of the LA chapter was held one cold evening in Burbank at the warm environs of Hollywood Piano in Burbank. Glen and Rick hosted us and provided delicious lower life forms for pre-meeting consumption. Then our speaker, David Andersen, edified us non-stop on various subjects, the main one being how to become a high end technician. He covered very important aspects of growing your business from any level to a much higher level with concomitant rewards. A demonstration of how to tune a really pure unison was thrown in as well as regulating jacks and let-off by ear. No one fell asleep in this meeting.
Come to our next meeting and bring someone to introduce to the Guild where the willingness to share knowledge is higher than Timothy Leary.