Bow Repairing

Rather than replacing a bow that needs repair, fix it! This workshop will cover routine repairs that will keep bows in good working order. Often bows that come in for rehairing also need repair due to normal wear and tear from regular use. Since all these repairs can dramatically affect the weight and balance of the bow, it is critically important that bow shop employees understand the aspects of playability and the importance of meeting the physical and musical needs of the musicians entrusting them with their bows. Hands-on instruction will include:

  • Cambering and straightening of the stick
  • Eyelet replacement
  • Tip replacement
  • Pin repairs
  • Winding/leather grip replacements

This workshop, in addition to the Bow Rehairing course, will best prepare you for meeting the needs of your clients who require bows that are well balanced, draw a good sound on their instruments and are comfortable in the hand, and to make beautiful music most successfully and to avoid injury. All levels are encouraged to take the course, from beginners to those looking to refine their skills.

A list of the tools and materials required for this course can be found in the Tools & Materials tab above.


10:00am - 04:00pm
Live Online (USA Eastern Time)
Lynn Hannings
999.00 PDT - Violin Institute