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School String Fleet Maintenance for the String Educator

This interactive “lab style” class combines lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practical experience in a supervised shop setting. The workshop has been developed to allow string educators to learn the basics of string instrument design and construction. Everyday shop procedures such as seam gluing, soundpost setting, cleaning, and maintenance techniques are demonstrated by the instructor, and performed by the participants. The class is formatted to introduce a “skill of the morning” and “skill of the afternoon” for each day. The selected skills are practiced throughout the session, and by the conclusion of the class the students will be able to execute their culminating project, which is to completely “set-up” a school-grade Cello body with new bridge, soundpost, fittings, etc. This class will stress time-proven maintenance tips for Basses and Cellos, as well as standard school shop methods for dealing with common Violin and Viola problems. Fractional-sized instruments will be included in the course. A primary goal will be to develop a familiarity with the instruments that allows the student to gain confidence in assessing the condition and potential of typical school grade stringed instruments. Participants are encouraged to bring a school grade Violin, Viola, and Cello to class with them. All necessary tools and materials will be supplied. This course is partially sponsored by the D'Addario company. LIMITED TO 16 PARTICIPANTS.


Session Dates & Times

Workshop Session V, July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
  • Monday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


  • Fuller - Rm. #163

Prerequisite Courses (CRN #)

  • None


  • $800.00