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Next Meeting — June 2022

Business

  • December Holiday Dinner paid by Chapter?
  • Pay for Technical Instructors?
  • Begin planning for January 2023 State Seminar.

Technical Session

PTG PACE (Professionals Advance Through Continuing Education) Series — Chad Mitchell

Continue the journey through the PACE Series…

Upcoming RPT Technical Exam Topics

  • Repairs
    • Rebush and repin 1 grand hammershank.
    • Rebush both mortises of 1 key.
    • Hand file 2 hammers (1 straight + 1 angle-bored).

Remaining RPT Technical Exam Topics

  • Grand Regulation
  • Vertical Regulation

Remaining RPT Tuning Exam Topics

PART 1

  • Pitch
  • Temperament
  • Midrange

PART 2

  • Bass Tuning
  • Treble Tuning
  • High Treble Tuning

PART 3

  • Stability
  • Unisons

We may schedule some Saturday Extended Sessions to cover all topics before the upcoming 2022 Annual PTG Convention & Technical Institute August 3 - 6.

Piano Technicians

Previous Meeting — May 2022

Business

Matt Brown, RPT, Vice President called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.

  • Darald Hough, Showroom Manager of Southwest Pianos introduced himself and welcomed us to the store. He also presented to us an opportunity for Hailun "Magic Lid" Assist Installations.
  • Chapter Members voted for 2022-2023 Chapter Officers: Eliot Lee, RPT, President; Chad Mitchell, Member, Vice President; Wendell Smock, RPT, Treasurer. There were no volunteers for Secretary, so Chad Mitchell is Interim Secretary until somebody is willing to take on those duties.
  • Whether to have the Chapter pay for a December Holiday Dinner or just have a potluck was tabled for future discussion.
  • Whether to continue to pay Technical Instructors for their time at the Monthly Chapter Meetings was tabled for future discussion.

Technical Session

PTG PACE (Professionals Advance Through Continuing Education) Series — Chad Mitchell

We continued our journey through the PACE Series. This time we covered how to replace broken Vertical Hammer Shanks on a scrap upright action.

Future Meetings

2022

June

PACE Series (continued) facilitated by Chad Mitchell

July
TBA
August

No Local Chapter Meeting

2022 Annual PTG Convention & Technical Institute
Anaheim, CA
August 3 - 6

September
TBA
October
TBA
November
TBA
December
Dinner or Potluck?

2023

January
Phoenix, AZ State Seminar
February
TBA
March
TBA
April
TBA
May
TBA

Officers

  • President — Eliot Lee, RPT
  • Vice President — Chad Mitchell, Member
  • Interim Secretary — Chad Mitchell, Member
  • Treasurer — Wendell Smock, RPT