The Amelia island Chamber Music Festival is sponsoring a string program for the local boys and girls club. The local schools do not provide string education on Amelia Island. So the chamber Festival is working to develop a youth orchestra. I am fortune to be the designated luthier for the youth program. I spent this afternoon going over the donated and rental instruments which the students will start playing tomorrow. A few of the instruments were barely playable either from string height, bridge adjustments, sound post alignment, nut height, etc. etc. I am delighted how much tone improvement and playability I was able to coax out of even the half and three-quarter size instruments. My applause goes to the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival for sponsoring this youth program, seeding the orchestral musicianship in our community

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The Amelia island Chamber Music Festival is sponsoring a string program for the local boys and girls club. The local schools do not provide string education on Amelia Island. So the chamber Festival is working to develop a youth orchestra. I am fortune to be the designated luthier for the youth program. I spent this afternoon going over the donated and rental instruments which the students will start playing tomorrow. A few of the instruments were barely playable either from string height, bridge adjustments, sound post alignment, nut height, etc. etc. I am delighted how much tone improvement and playability I was able to coax out of even the half and three-quarter size instruments. My applause goes to the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival for sponsoring this youth program, seeding the orchestral musicianship in our community. #ameliaisland #ameliaislandchambermusicfestival #violin #musiceducation #nassaucountyflorida #fernandinabeach #orchestra #youthorchestra #jacksonville #unfmusic #jumusic, Amelia Island, Normal

Violin Regina: fitting purfling

Violin Regina: fitting purfling

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Violin Regina: fitting purfling.
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Our teapot had a little wooden handle on the top that fell apart due to the intense steam. I figured that an ebony Violin Pegg would be about as durable as anything! So an old violin Peg found its new life as the lid handle to our teapot.

Our teapot had a little wooden handle on the top that fell apart due to the intense steam. I figured that an ebony Violin Pegg would be about as durable as anything! So an old violin Peg found its  new life as the lid handle to our teapot.

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Our teapot had a little wooden handle on the top that fell apart due to the intense steam. I figured that an ebony Violin Pegg would be about as durable as anything! So an old violin Peg found its new life as the lid handle to our teapot., Howery Violins, Normal

Violin varnish workshop. I spent the week of April 22nd at the violin varnish workshop with Joe Robson, Marilyn Wallin, Todd Goldenberg and many others. What a lot to absorb

Violin varnish workshop. I spent the week of April 22nd at the violin varnish workshop with Joe Robson, Marilyn Wallin, Todd Goldenberg and many others. What a lot to absorb

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Violin varnish workshop. I spent the week of April 22nd at the violin varnish workshop with Joe Robson, Marilyn Wallin, Todd Goldenberg and many others. What a lot to absorb… #violin #viola #luthier #violinmaker #ameliaisland #chicagoschoolofviolinmaking #jacksonville #staugustine #stmarys #brunswickga #savannah, Howery Violins, Normal

Viola Primrose : All together ready for the Balsam ground. A viola jack-o-lantern

Viola Primrose : All together ready for the Balsam ground. A viola jack-o-lantern

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Viola Primrose : All together ready for the Balsam ground. A viola jack-o-lantern.

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Viola Primrose: Purfling scroll. Having fun while trimming the edges

Viola Primrose:  Purfling scroll.  Having fun while trimming the edges

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Viola Primrose: Purfling scroll. Having fun while trimming the edges. #violaprimrose

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