Regular chapter meetings include both a Business Meeting and a Technical Presentation.
Usually the Chapter provides light food and beverages during the meeting.
We welcome guests who may be interested in joining our chapter!
Regular chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month,
August - November and February - May
OUR NEXT REGULAR CHAPTER MEETING WILL BE HELD
Monday, May 8, 2017
11611 Old Georgetown Road
Rockville, MD 20877
May's Technical Presentations are by John Becker, David
andSteve Jones, RPT
John Becker - “What is
the best level of service to provide a customer who owns
that has been allowed to decline? Listen to what they want, need and
Then assess, advise and address...”
Lamoreaux - “I plan to show an array of different tuning
levers--fixed and impact--
and some demo of how they are used,
including the Levitan lever I am using land why.
An appeal to
all to pay attention to any pain signals we might get and to seek
Steve Jones - “One of the most impactful technicals
I attended was around 1994: a hand
surgeon came to the DC PTG
Chapter, and spoke, among other things, about some of
dangers of “heavy actions.” He believed that heavy actions were a
factor in piano players developing focal dystonia.
He spoke specifically of Leon Fleisher.
He believed the fact
that Vladimir Horowitz, on the other hand, gave a famous concert at
age 92 and played very light actions - one technician measured
35 grams - this surgeon felt that these were
not coincidences. There was significant risk
hands if one played heavy actions. This technical allows the
to evaluate quickly and efficiently the heaviness of
the action - particularly using the
new BOLDUC touchweight tool.
This technical is designed to give you, the technician,
work while providing a very needed benefit for the customer. I have
technicians neglect to INFORM customers of “heavy
actions,” and yet -
when CORRECTED - customers tend to be
extremely happy! I will also include
a simple spreadsheet I have
developed to help complete a job.”
5:00 PM: Food & Conversation
PM: Business Meeting and Break
PM: Technical Presentation