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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!

Bow rehair and maintenance
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Classical Italian Varnish
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Cello section
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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
@filledemohr is #GettingReady for the #BowRehair workshop! We have a FULL class of 15 this year! So that means we need to make sure ALL the #Chisels and #Knives are sharpened. .
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#LearningTradeSecrets #LearningTheTrade #Preparation #WorkshopSetUp #MyHandsHurt #TooMany #WishIHadATormek #ByHand #RazorSharp #Sharpening@joethevarnishguy demonstrates grinding #pigments for #ViolinVarnish in our #OilVarnish101 #Workshop .
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#LearningTheTrade #LearningTradeSecrets #Violinmaking #violinmaker #Luthier #OilVarnish #Varnish #varnishingThelma @evergreenworkshop and #JoeRobson @joethevarnishguy evaluating the color application and checking to see if it's dry before moving onto the next step. It looks beautiful Thelma! .
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#LearningTheTrade #LearningTradeSecrets #Violinmaking #ViolinVarnish #Varnish101 #OilVarnish101 #Varnish #OilVarnish #Luthier #Violin@marcusbrettoviolins is applying color on his instrument in the #OilVarnish101 workshop. #LookinGood #LearningTheTrade #LearningTradeSecrets #Violinmaking #ViolinVarnish #Luthier #ViolinThe Oil Varnish 101 is underway. Stay tuned for more pictures. 
#quotestoliveby #Violinmaking #ViolinVarnish #oilvarnish @joethevarnishguy #Varnish #Luthier #OilVarnish101Our latest news letter is out! We have so many secrets to expose! Check out the instructors willing to share their secrets. https://mailchi.mp/1b398ca7e1ad/secrets-exposed!#WhatsOnYourBench  Wednesdays is back. Joe Robson @joethevarnishguy is busy #varnishing instruments to different stages  for the upcoming #Varnish101 workshop he will be teaching at #LearningTradeSecrets If you are interested in this workshop don't hesitate to get you application submitted! There is only a couple of weeks left to register!! .
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#LearningTheTrade #Violinmaking #ViolaMaking #Luthier #soshiny #InstrumentVarnish #ViolinVarnish #gettingreadyRemember our last #WhatsOnYourBench Wednesday? The #Violin frog that #Exploded was skillfully repaired by @rodneydmohr and is now back in the hands of a greatly relieved customer. Are you interested in #LearningTheTrade  from a master #BowMaker and #BowRestorer like Rodney? Check out our website for the 2019 workshop schedule. .
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#LearningTradeSecrets #ViolinBow #Restoration #HappyViolinist #Repair #Skillful #FixedIt #AllBetter#WhatsOnYourBench Wednesday has begun! @RodneyDMohr #BowMaker and #BowRestorer is currently evaluating his latest #repair job. "Well, it's definitely busted..." .
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#LearningTheTrade #TeachingTheTrade #BowRepair #ViolinBow #BrokenBowBrokenHeart #Archetier #Instructor #NewTraditionCheck it out! We now offer #giftcertificates for those hard to shop for friend and family members. This is a great way to show your local shop, #Luthier or #Archetier you really appreciate them and want to invest in their future. #GiveTheGiftofKnowledge .
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#Luthier #Archetier #Workshops #Learning #LearningTheTrade #Violinmaking #ViolaMaking #CelloMaking #BowMaking #Repair #Restoration #HardToShopFor #GiftIdeasHey! See that Guy in the upper right-hand corner?! It's his birthday today! Please join us in saying #HappyBirthday to #awardwinning #instrumentmaker #GuyHarrison .
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#LearningTradeSecrets #TheCoolKids #ViolinMaker #Whatsonyourbench #SignYourBenchWe 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 #MeikeAupperle

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