University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute, where world-renowned experts teach violin building, violin maintenance and repair, bow making, bow repair and bow rehairing.

Course Description

In this class, you will use precut and partially assembled parts to learn proper tool use and the skills needed to make a violin. Making a violin from scratch usually requires 200 hours or more; making a violin from a kit will let you find out if violin making is for you, without such of a significant commitment. At the end of the week, you will be well on your way to having a playable violin, that you can either finish on your own or in a subsequent class.

You should expect to:

  • bend, cut, and glue the purfling
  • finish the sinking
  • set the neck
  • shape the button and neck root
  • finish the edges
  • clean up the scroll
  • fit the saddle, end button, and pegs

Other procedures will be discussed. This class is also invaluable to music teachers or anyone else who wants to gain an appreciation for the intricacies of violin making.

Class will meet in person from 9am to 5pm, with additional open workshop hours in the evening.

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Section Title
Introduction to Violin Making
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Jul 11, 2022 to Jul 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
PDT - Violin Institute non-credit $1,099.00 or $100.00 deposit Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Violin Institute Apron $20.00 Optional
  • Claire Curtis
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