NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER | www.phoenixptg.org
DATE/TIME: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 7:00PM
LOCATION: Stilwell Pianos,
1941 W Guadalupe Rd #115, Mesa, AZ 85202
CLASS: "The Historical Without the Hysterical: Temperament and Pitch" by Jim Coleman, Sr., RPT humbly assisted by Wes Flinn, RPT and Bill Kaye, RPT
Some vital information to be able to help that client who may ask to have their piano sound like Beethoven's or Chopin's did.
DATE/TIME: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 7:00PM
LOCATION: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ,
2030 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
PTG Phoenix Chapter members and 1 guest each are invited to join us for our Annual Holiday Dinner at Lucille’s.
RSVP Here before Sat, December 2nd, 2017.
If you're interested in teaching a class, please email Bill Kaye, RPT, Phoenix PTG Vice President via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For some ideas, read "Ideas for PTG Chapter Technicals" by Wim Blees, RPT.
Access our Link List via links.phoenixptg.org. It now includes a growing list of links to other PTG Chapter Websites.
For upcoming events, news, and updates from our neighboring PTG Tucson, AZ Chapter, please visit their website at my.ptg.org/tucson.
1. Bill Kaye gave us an update regarding his participation in the Council at the July Convention and the Convention itself.
(a.) There is no change regarding RPT exam retakes.
(b.) Embrace the future.
(c.) Bill highly recommended that anybody that hasn't done so should attend the Annual PTG Convention & Technical Institute.
Mark gave an awesome presentation about some of the modern technology that he uses in his business and encouraged everybody to get past the intimidation factor, especially since a lot of this technology is becoming quite affordable. He said, "Just try it, you might get over it." Some of the technology he demonstrated, or showed examples of, included a 3D Printer, a Vinyl Cutter (for stenciling), Injection Molding Equipment, Laser Engraving & Cutting tools, CNC Equipment, Databases and Online Scheduling Services. Using his 3D printer, Mark "printed" a plastic pedal hinge that he redesigned using a CAD program. Fascinating!