Even though I am a professional musician, most of us in the field have very little knowledge about bow rehairing. I thought it would be useful to know more, and signed up on a luthier’s recommendation. Little did I know that our “Prof,” Lynn Hannings, would make this very challenging work so interesting and enjoyable. She is a master teacher with her enormous knowledge and years of experience, but also in the manner she organized and paced the class. With our class size – small enough for individual attention yet large enough to learn for fellows’ trials and errors – we received a great deal of information, not just by seeing her do it, but by guided hands-on practice at our workbenches. Lynn and her assistant were very helpful and encouraging to each of us, no matter what our levels (very mixed) – they clearly wanted us to succeed. Lynn’s love for this bow work was infectious, and I went home not just with a very useful skill and knowledge, but the “bug bit me” to do this – and my workbench has seen quite a few student bows since July. Thank you for having this Institute, and for having master teachers like Lynn Hannings sharing their gifts with us! Note: Sadly, Dr. Pinoci passed away this year (April 2018). We were fortunate to have her as a participant at the Institute. She will be missed.