Learning Trade Secrets

Workshops Now Open

Registration

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!

Finished bows
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Bow rehair and maintenance
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Varnishing
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Setting up a violin
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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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I wanted to write and thank you all for the hospitality and the class.  It was a great experience and I got a lot out of it.  I hope your endeavor meets with success.  I am certainly talking it up to the people I know.  It's a great space, and a well set-up and thought out program.  I would love to take another class...  So, good job!

Justin Boone
Frost Gully Violins
Brunswick, ME

The bow rehairing course was pretty amazing.  I've been to a ton of seminars and this was tops.  Such an enjoyable, pragmatic approach to working on bows.  

Matthew Louck
Downer's Grove, IL

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, Instructor
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

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