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October 12, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Our next meeting is an exciting one. Here is the announcement from Brian and Jennie Henselman concerning the events of this day:

    Greetings friends and colleagues in the PTG,

    Jeannie and I have benefitted richly over the years from the friendship, mentoring, and professionalism extended by the local Austin PTG.  Therefore, we are truly excited by the prospect of hosting a Hailun, USA factory presentation at no charge for PTG members and their guests.

    The following is a summary of what is planned at this September PTG Meeting:

      Hailun USA (Winner of the 2012 MMR Best Acoustic Piano Award) is sending Mike Carraher (PTG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient) to present their national PTG convention upright regulation class next month here in Austin on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

      The class/PTG meeting will be held at our store, located at 11190 Circle Drive, #102, Austin, TX 78736.

      We should have up to 7 different Hailun pianos for you to see, play, and take apart for study.

      We will provide a new Hailun/PTG upright testing model for our local chapter to use.
      Hailun will provide bound Hailun Service Manuals for all who attend.  (You will keep these).

      This is a 4-hour (half-day) class/presentation.  The first hour (starting at 9:00 a.m.) will include a short PTG business meeting followed by an introduction to Hailun, USA by Bruce McKeithen (Pianist and Regional Sales Manager for Hailun).

      The hands-on class/presentation (Hailun Upright Action Regulation: New Tools, Tips, and Techniques) will begin at 10:00 and will break for a boxed lunch at 11:30.

      The class will resume around Noon and should conclude around 1:30.

      We need a strong attendance (20 or more members) as Hailun is paying for all travel, hotel, and presentation fees.

      We are planning for up to 50 attendees, however the first 20 who RSVP and attend will get entered into a drawing: Dinner for 2 at Rudy's BBQ ! ! ! (or a Macrobiotic/Vegetarian Alternative if applicable) ;)

      Be sure to spread the word, especially to those of us who have been away for too long (like us), as we want this to be a fun PTG kick-off for the 2013-2014 year.  Feel free to extend this invitation to other chapters as well as Hailun wants this to be a real treat for all who attend.

      Please RSVP with your lunch requests (i.e. vegetarian, gluton-free, caffeinated/decaffeinated, etc.)... ASAP.


      Brian and Jeannie

      Brian Henselman BM, RPT
      Jeannie DeArmond-Henselman BM, JD
      MusicMasters Piano Service: Austin's Online Piano StoreTM

Colleagues, Please RSVP to Brian Henselman, .  OR... Linn Roath,

I Think Brian and Hailun are offering us an excellent opportunity with this factory presentation.

We hope to see you there!


Linn Roath
PTG Austin Chapter

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