Musical instrument making

Musical instrument making – violins, violas and cellos with Cornelia Schrijver

Ref: SMI08648

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About this course

On our annual nine day course you will work in small groups (SMI08645-SMI08648), with an experienced maker as your tutor, selecting an instrument from the range offered according to your interests and previous woodworking experience. Instrument options include some which are suitable for complete beginners. Instruction is given in the principles of making, assembling and finishing the instrument, allowing you to start a new project or complete one already in progress. The tutor will contact you prior to the course to discuss your choice and the materials required. Please note many instruments take more than nine days to complete.


Cornelia Schrijver

Visually, my own work is inspired mostly by the beauty of instruments made by the Amati Family. It is however the sound of a good instrument in the hands of a talented musician, that makes me want to carry on making and restoring forever. The sheer joy and excitement of students who complete an instrument, will continue to inspire me to carry on teaching.


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