Our journey into the “Art of Violin Making” will take you through the stages and steps that are needed to make a Violin from the beginning of when it was first a tree to when a Luthier such as myself, will use artistry, skill and experience to make one of the most beautiful and beloved instruments in the world; The Violin! You will learn the “secrets” of the trade that are passed down through centuries of traditions that are still being used to this very day. You will learn about the wood used to create the different kinds of violins, the importance of the wood, and the different styles/patterns that are used, plus, why they are used. You will learn about the construction of the bare and beginning stages of a Violin, and you will also learn about the different varnish techniques that are used to achieve different shades of colors. You will even get to take home a unique souvenir from the Violin Studio that is something you can treasure from your time in taking our class in Sarasota!
David & Tirza
My name is DaVid (pronounced dah-veed) and I am what is called a “Luthier”, which is someone who makes and or restores instruments in the Violin Family. I operate a unique and special studio/workshop gallery in downtown Sarasota Florida. You won’t see my name on our sign though, instead you will see my musical logo/symbol, as we are not a common or typical retail “music shop/store”. We are a place for a one-on-one musical experience into the world of the Violin Family. My wife, Tirza and I love to spend the time and effort in getting to know our clients, and give them an invaluable experience that we don’t think they’ll get anywhere else. We are also Airbnb hosts with our 2 bed cottage rental near the Sarasota Bay and 5 minutes to downtown. We look forward to having you join us as we explore the Violin!
You will be a guest in a real and authentic Luthier’s Workshop and Studio where all the magic happens to pieces of special wood, and they become either Violins, violas, cellos or bows! The location is conveniently located in downtown Sarasota at 1227 2nd St.
The Art of Violin Making