Check out the summer workshops, including three free workshops (at bottom) being offered from the University of New Hampshire’s Violin Craftsmanship Institute for the summer of 2018. Credit to the Violin Society of America for distributing this to their membership, their email follows:
New Instructors & New Programs – June 18 – July 20, 2018
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The UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute carries on the tradition of luthiers, dating back to the 16th century European craft guilds. UNH’s Institute is one of the oldest string instrument repair programs in the U.S. Current internationally renowned instructors are respected masters of their craft.
Repair shop employees, string instrument teachers, musicians, and professionals from any background with a passion for woodworking and music looking for a second career, a source of income, or to study the craft.
All levels of experience will learn the trade from our accessible and knowledgeable instructors. You must be 18 years or older to attend.
Bow Rehairing | Offered twice: June 18-22 and June 25-29 | Instructor: Lynn Hannings
Bow Repair I | July 2-6 | Instructor: Lynn Hannings
Bow Making: With A Focus On Historical Preservation | Offered twice: July 9-13 and July 16-20 | Instructor: Lynn Hannings
Bow Repair II & Tool Making | June 25-29 | Instructor: George Rubino
Frog & Button Making | Offered twice: July 2-6 and July 9-13 | Instructor: George Rubino
Bow Finishing | July 16-20 | Instructor: George Rubino
Basic Violin Set-Up I & Tool Use | June 18-22 | Instructor: Francis Morris
Set -Up II, Adjustment & Basic Repairs | June 25-29 | Instructor: Paul Wiessmeyer
Intermediate Violin Repair & Sound Adjustments | July 2-6 | Instructor: Paul Wiessmeyer
NEW! Cello Set-Up & Tonal Adjustments | July 9-13 | Instructor: Paul Wiessmeyer
Violin & Viola Building | Offered twice: July 9-13 and July 16-20 | NEW Instructor: Marilyn Wallin
NEW! Bass Set-Up | July 16-20 | NEW Instructor: Jay VandeKopple
Plus three FREE workshops:
Tool Sharpening Workshop | Offered twice: June 17 and June 24 | June 17 – Teaching Assistant: Mike Daddona | June 24 – Teaching Assistant: Randy Kellogg
Starting a Small Business in Instrument Repair | July 17 | Instructor: Richard Grogan, Ph.D.
And FREE lecture series for 2018 Violin Institute participants: A Brief Overview of Violin Making since its Origins into the 20th Century | Tentative Dates: July 14-15 | Guest Speaker: Philip Kass
UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute
11 Garrison Avenue, G50, Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-7380 | Fax: 603-862-7381