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Violin Making Course

Friday 5 May 4pm — Monday 8 May 2pm, 2017

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 (all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £397– single ensuite room
  • £375– sharing an ensuite room
  • £375– single non-ensuite room
  • £340– sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £330


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 joined by Corrie Shrijver to ensure that there is a ratio of 1 tutor to no more than 5 participants giving plenty of patient and knowledgeable support.

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 was a University Lecturer and has been teaching violin making for twenty years.

Corrie Schrijver graduated from the Welsh School of Violin Making, with Merit in 1980. Since then she has worked at various workshops, making and restoring for professional players.