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Registration is now open for our 2019 workshops. There are special requirements and resources specifically for these workshops. Be sure to read the full details.

Violins

The Secret is Out

Learning Trade Secrets

Fine Stringed Instrument Making & Restoration Programs

Now They Know

Our First Workshop

All of the students exceeded their own expectations. Thirteen students accomplished 85 rehairs, 19 thumbgrips and 14 wraps! We cannot express how proud we are of our students.

We specialize in

Training Workshops

We offer a wide variety of training for fine instrument making & restoration.
Many of our workshops require pre-requisites before enrollment can be granted.
We look forward to seeing you in one of our training workshops soon!

Oil Varnish 101
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Bow rehair and maintenance
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Fundamentals of Instrument Set-Up
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Classical Italian Varnish
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Our first rehair workshop went off without a hitch! The new space was great! Every student had plenty of room to work and gather around the…

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A spacious 2,700 square feet just minutes from downton Ashland, houses the new Learning Trade Secrets workshops.  South light from storefront…

Thank you all so much for such an amazing workshop!  I was truly blessed by it all.  I learned so much and had a lot of fun too.  I am inspired to work harder and grow more. I truly appreciate how you run the workshop.  All of the details make it so worthwhile.  But best of all it is such a pleasure to learn from you.

Amelyse Arroyo
Arroyo Bows
Gainesville, FL

We had a small group for this first time offering, but the results were impressive!

Stacey Styles
Stacey Styles Violin Restoration
Holyoke, MA

It has been a privilege to learn from Rodney Mohr.  Little did I know that my life would change after I attended his bow rehair class.  I wouldn't be where I am today without his guidance and expertise.

Marco Retana
Robertson & Sons Violins
Albuquerque, NM

The Mohr's are phenomenal instructors!  Very well thought out course.

Tony DiMambro
Troy, MI

I loved their rehair and repair workshops. I came in without any tool skills and was still able to complete rehairs and several repairs. They worked with me until I understood each concept and it was exciting watching my work transform.

Samantha Dickman
Bay Village, OH

Great rehair workshop!  I by far outpaced my expectations. I couldn’t recommend this course enough for someone interested in starting into their first thousand bows!

Jason Starkie
Starkie Lutherie
Seattle, WA

Your workshop changed my life! Thanks for all the hospitality and knowledge. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a proper and tidy rehair!!!

Jeremy Bartel
The Baroque Violin Shop 
Cincinnati, OH

Thank you so much for such an amazing workshop! I learned so much and had a lot of fun too. All of the details make it so worthwhile, but best of all it is such a pleasure to learn from you.

Amelyse Arroyo
Arroyo Bows

Any aspiring bow maker would be well served in study with you.
 

Nick Walker
We had some great guests at our #workshop during the #VSACompetition2018 many of them won #Awards in #ViolinMaking #ViolaMaking and #CelloMaking #Luthier #Violin #ViolinMaker #Viola #ViolaMaker #Cello #CelloMaker #TheCoolKids #Competitors #CompetitionWinners #AwardWinner #AwardWinning #BenjaminRuth #GideonBaumblatt #RyanSoltis #TheodoreSkreko #MichealDoran #GuyHarrison @ian.c.mcwilliams @chrisulbricht #SophiaVettori @noemieviaud #TomCroen #UliHinsberger #TiborSzimmelweis @jahess #SimonEberle #MeikeAupperleSoon you will be greeted by the voice of the #mostinterestingmanintheworld of the @violinsocietyofamerica when you call us. .
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#PhilipKass #violinenthusiast #ViolinExpert #Professional #Suave #SultryVoice #ASMRGetting set up at the #VSACompetition2018 stop by and see us! @violinsocietyofamerica #tradeshowA great big #HappyBirthday to our founder #RodneyDMohr Congratulations on completing your 1000th bow you've come a long way since graduating from the Kenneth Warren and Son School of Violin Making. Join us at the VSA competition to celebrate Rodney's achievements.
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#LearningTradeSecrets #BowMaker #ChicagoSchoolOfViolinMaking #Prolific #Archetier #CelebrationPreparing for the #VSACompetition2018 vendor's exhibit! We will be sharing a booth with @stampyours Stop by and check out our #Workshops and what we have to offer someone wanting to learn to #PerfectTheArt of Violin and Bow making. .
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#ViolinSocietyOfAmerica #ClevelandBound #BowMaking #ViolinMaking #Archetier #Luthier #LearningTheTrade #LearningTradeSecrets #NoMoreSecretsOur instructor wall! We're proud of all of our instructors and excited to share them with our students. #TedWhite #MarilynWallin #RodneyDMohr #GregSapp #ChrisGermain #StacyStyles #BillScott #TomCroen #JoeRobson #ChrisDungey #SharonQue all centered around @mikerowe #sweatpledge .
Join us for our #RibbonCutting November, 16 at 4:15pm. Come meet the owners and learn what we're all about!
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@marilyn.wallin @christopher.germain @stylesviolins @tcroenini @joethevarnishguy @sharon.queWhat a great group of students. #Congratulations to all the participants of our first #BowMaking #Workshop at #LearningTradeSecrets 
#LearningTheTrade #Archetier #ViolinBowsAnother #Demonstration on day 2. Cambering a new #violinbow I know we talk about camber here at #LearningTradeSecrets but the combination of graduations and camber is a major part of what allows it to be articulate and responsive. #TheMoreYouKnow #LearningTheTrade #HowitsMade#Listen this is the music they make before they touch a string. #BowMakingGetting started. Sticks are cleaned up and the rough head shape is made. #NowLetsReview #LearningTheTrade #Bowmaking #bowmakers #ArchetierWelcome to the #BowMaking #Workshop everyone is hard at work getting started on their #violinbows#RodneyDMohr revealing the secrets of #Camber #BowRestoration #workshop #ViolinBow #HowItWorks #LearningTradeSecrets #Demonstration

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