Musicians Union Local 6
116 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2603

Telephone: 415-575-0777
Fax: 415-863-6173

Office Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dues Department closes at 3:30pm


  • Lori Ponton Rodriguez - Treasury Department

    Lori Ponton Rodriguez

    Lori Ponton Rodriguez, Assistant Treasurer, dues payments and winner of her family’s tickle-fests, started her musical studies at the age of eight and now is an accomplished woodwind player. She is the newest addition to the staff replacing John Hunt in August of 2013.

  • Tony Orbasido - Recording Department

    Tony Orbasido

    Tony Orbisido, health care administrator, recording contract specialist, and all around computer wiz has been working at Local 6 since 1996. He plays guitar and owns sixteen snakes (all in cages).

  • Joe Rodriguez - Assistant Secretary – Treasurer (Casual Rates)

    Joe Rodriguez

    Joe Rodriguez, CBA liaison, pension coordinator, and born with the perfect trumpet embouchure, he learned music at the age of five by watching his father teach at home.

  • Cheryl Fippen - Bookkeeping, Benefits

    Cheryl Fippen

    Cheryl’s background includes a career as an orchestral and musical theatre cellist, member of many Players’ Committees, and Vice-President Emerita of the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association.  She also has experience in accounting and financial planning, areas that are more applicable to the job here at Local 6.  If you have questions about Death Benefits, Beneficiary Cards, MPTF, billings for Musical News and Directory, or the Petrillo Fund, call Cheryl.  “It’s fun keeping in touch with musicians from a different perspective.”

  • Alex Walsh - Musical News, Member Services

    Alex Walsh

    Alex Walsh, member services, Musical News writer, and website guru has worked at Local 6 since 2001. He is a singer/songwriter and has played guitar and harmonica since the age of fourteen.