“Online training is not less valuable than in-person training.”
Nine months ago, this realisation led to my initial idea of creating an online course in violin restoration. I am excited to be able to finally launch my Online Violin Neck Graft Course today. I hope that this course will become a valuable teaching resource for professional violin restorers at any stage of their career, Violin Shops and Schools.
I’m starting to plan my year ahead and am so excited to have been invited as a guest lecturer by the Chicago School of Violinmaking for the first week of October 2023!
The school hosts an impressive team of multi-award winning teachers, including the director Antoine Nédélec, as well as associate director Jeff Phillips. I’m so looking forward to it and can’t wait to meet you all in person!
Simone F. Sacconi taught Charles Beare his method of how to position, fit and shape bassbars while he trained in New York with him and this teaching was passed on to Reiner Schumann, Charles’ longest serving employee in the London Shop. Reiner checked my bassbars for the entire time I was working with him, at least the final shape of it and I’m grateful to him for all he taught me. In this case, there was cracks running along the edge of the bar, so I had to fit studs underneath it.
If you’re interested, you can find out the details in a recorded Zoom lecture I did with students in 2021 with all proceeds of the £25 (+VAT when applicable) going to the @rab_trust.