Feb 06, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 661 String Instrument Repair Level 1

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course begins with an in-depth review of the construction and setup of all members of the violin family. Comprehensive hands-on sessions will help the participants gain confidence in various stringed instrument and bow repairs. Topics to be discussed include: bridge, peg, and sound post fitting, crack and seam hide glue repairs, loose fingerboards, salvaging old bows, etc. Participants will also become more effective in the classroom by learning tips to stretch repair budgets, the ability to make more informed instrument purchases, and how to determine repair vs. replacement. Tooling, parts and supplies are included. What to bring: Please bring instruments to be used during the class, stretch that budget even more! All participants are requested to bring a minimum of 2 violins, 1 viola, and 1 cello, any size and in any condition. There is no limit on the number of instruments you may bring…the more the better.

This course is not repeatable for credit.