Course Description

In this continuation of violin repair study, students’ more advanced repair projects will be discussed and shared as classroom learning opportunities. Each student receives personalized daily instruction at the bench to guide them through their project. This workshop will focus on neck-resetting, neck shaping, coloring and varnishing of the neck, plate and bar thickness, and the gluing and retouching of old cracks. Special topics covered include custom sound adjustments for musicians and basic violin identification. Returning violin repair students who already have moderate experience in repair and wish to expand their knowledge of practical and useful techniques at the bench are welcome to participate. A good knowledge of tool sharpening and tool usage is required.

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

Materials and Tools

NOTE: This workshop is NOT designed for work on fine Old Italian violins. 
Bring two or three instruments, or parts thereof, needing any of the above mentioned repairs. You should have a comprehensive set of tools, including clamps, brushes, and cutting tools. A complete list of suggested tools and materials along with tool box rental information may be found at https://training.unh.edu/violin

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Section Title
Advanced Violin Repair and Acoustics Studies
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Aug 01, 2022 to Aug 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
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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
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