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Violin Making

Friday 27 Apr 4pm — Monday 30 Apr 2pm, 2018

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (includes tuition, all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £410– single ensuite room
  • £386– sharing an ensuite room
  • £386– single non-ensuite room
  • £350– sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £340

The Violin making workshops are extremely popular at Halsway Manor. Some of the participants have been coming back year after year. The workshop gives maximum continuous time at the workbench supported by Neville Gardner, who has been teaching violin making for the last sixteen years. He is usually joined by Corrie Schrijver to ensure that there is a ratio of 1 tutor to no more than 5 participants giving plenty of patient and knowledgeable support. Unfortunately Corrie is unable to make this course due to ill-health so we are pleased to welcome professional luthier and regular violin-making tutor Laurie Farrelly to join the team.

Click here to see a blog post with photos from one of Neville and Corrie’s 2013 courses.

Who’s it For?

This course is for all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome. As well as the violin family, support can also be given for making a Rebec (an ancient ancestor of the violin). The class size is limited so that participants have plenty of support from the two tutors. Before enrolling please contact Neville Gardner Neville@njgardner.demon.co.uk to discuss the suitability of the course for your needs.

The Team

Neville Gardner is a former University Lecturer and has been teaching violin making for twenty years.

Laurie Farrelly is a professional luthier who teaches a violin-making course near Uxbridge. Some of our regular students will already know her from attending her classes!

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