Summer Program

JULY 5 – AUGUST 6, 2021. (2-5 WEEKS)

The Canadian Violin Making Institute offers exceptional programming and instruction for aspiring Canadian and international luthiers.

JULY 5 – AUGUST 6, 2021. (2-5 WEEKS)

  • Stradivarius model violin templates
  • Instruction in the German school tradition
  • Hand tool construction
  • Work toward instrument completion (minimum 8 weeks)
  • Beginner to intermediate levels
  • 35 instructional hours per week
  • Institution hours 9-4 Mon-Fri
  • Cost: Cost per week: $700 ($3,000 – Full 5-week session)
  • Two week minimum

Skills Taught

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Hand tool skills (knives, planes, chisels, gouges, files, reamers, scrapers, etc.).
  • Sharpening
  • Power tool use, safety, maintenance
  • Varnish making
  • Tool making
  • Jig design and creation
  • Mould and counter-form design and creation
  • Purfling making
  • Draftsmanship
  • Instrument construction

Registration