More information on violin making courses

The course begins on Sunday afternoon with tea, meeting the instructors, and an introduction for new students explaining what they can expect to achieve in their week's activity. From Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm each student works on his/her project.

There are breaks for demonstrations, discussions, and for lunch. Tea and coffee are available on the premises. On one or two evenings during the week a lecture or discussion is provided by a professional player, maker, someone in an allied trade, or an academic studying the history or acoustics of instruments.

Saturday morning is used to discuss plans for further work. The course usually ends with a 'DIY' lunch and, if the participants wish, can be followed by some informal music making. If you play, and especially if you have already made an instrument, please bring it along.

If you would like to sign up for a summer course in violin making please either use our online application service or print, complete and return the application form by fax or post. Apply now

Summer course evenings sometimes end at the local pub "The Rock" where discussions on violin making sometimes continue. There is a communal lunch party on the Saturday as the course winds down.

Summer course evenings sometimes end at the local pub "The Rock" where discussions on violin making sometimes continue. There is a communal lunch party on the Saturday as the course winds down.
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