February Meeting: (2nd Tuesday) Board Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
Location: Kawai America
2055 E. University, Dominguez Hills 90220

February already! Our January meeting was a joint meeting at the Colburn School. It was well attended by the Southern California chapters; and we were treated to a day of convention style classes. Rick Baldassin and Carl Teel taught two sessions. In "Action Rebuilding Even You Can Do" they focused on achieving a good action ratio and explained what that means and what to change to achieve it. They also spoke on reweighing the grand action and regulating the wippen assist spring.

Also Rick and Carl got into "Grand Damper Systems Demystified." They gave detailed step-by- step instructions on installation and pre-regulation, proper seating of damper felt, and then even more steps on refining damper regulation and how to address the whole damper system. No matter how many times I hear these topics discussed, I always find new insight and learn more details necessary for thorough damper work.

A huge thank you to Kayoko Forrest for organizing a great day.

This month we will continue our tool series with exploring voicing tools. Please bring your needle tools and the tools you use to adjust them. We will learn to change needles, discuss needling methods and other voicing methods as we upgrade our tools. Lisa will supply some #6 and #7 sharps. If you have other needles you'd like to talk about and possibly share that would be great.