July Meeting: (4th Wednesday)
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Sign into Zoom: 6:45 pm -7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speakers: Kathy & David Vanderlip

Last month the San Diego County Chapter’s "Midweek Shop Talk" Zoom meeting focused on the business side of our work as piano technicians. We featured an informative session with CPA Doug Ashbrook about how "micro-businesses" can protect themselves through various business insurance and incorporation considerations. Many thanks to Doug for taking the time to help make these complex topics accessible to us with an open Q&A plain language discussion.

Our next online Zoom meeting will take place on July 22nd at 7:00 pm and will feature a discussion with piano service industry experts Kathy Smith and David Vanderlip. San Diego County Chapter president Brian Janey will moderate the session in a podcast-style interview format that will cover a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) the following:

- concert work highs and lows… greatest and scariest moments as a tech in the field

- what it's like to work as a couple in the business

- advice from Kathy to other women working in the field - highlighting unique challenges and
experiences she has had to overcome throughout her career

- PTG exams, specifically the patterns they've seen regarding lack of preparation

- notable shop projects they are currently working on

The San Diego County Chapter is honored to have the Orange County and LA chapters join us for this upcoming meeting with Kathy and David. Thank you in advance to all who are assisting with hosting the event for those who will attend!

Our intent is to continue hosting online meetings with noteworthy guest speakers from near and far on a monthly basis. If you would like to suggest a topic for an upcoming meeting or if you'd like to be included in our Chapter newsletters to receive more information about how to attend please contact Brian Janey at