Current Schedule 2020 Archive

My first-ever virtual workshop—the 2020 class at the University of New Hampshire listed below—was a great success; thank you to all of the students who made this year's special format such a pleasure! My 2020 classes at Claremont Colleges (California) have been postponed until 2021.

If you are interested in all the 2021 class details, please check back after the new year!

Click on “tool up!” next to each of my classes to review (and, if you wish, order many of) the items suggested for participation in each class.

~ P O S T P O N E D ~

J. Brown, Violin Maker,
in association with the
Southern California Association
of Violin Makers, has postponed the
15th Annual Southern California
Violin Maker’s Workshop
Weekly Workshop Sessions

~ Bow Making and Related Issues ~

~ C O M P L E T E ~

University of New Hampshire
Presents its
47th Annual Violin
Craftsmanship Institute:
Summer 2020

Weekly VIRTUAL Workshops

~ Lynn’s 34th encore year! ~

2021 Session Dates TBD

Take one or more sessions!

  • Violin Making
    with Michael Darnton
    Session I: TBD for 2021
    Session II: TBD for 2021
    Session III: TBD for 2021
  • Bow Making and Related Issues
    with Lynn Hannings*, tool up!
    Session I: TBD for 2021
    Session II: TBD for 2021
    [Take one or both weeks.]
  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
  • Internationally-renowned faculty
  • Small classes [space is limited to 15 participants per week of each session]
  • Intensive, hands-on experience


*Note: Lynn Hannings and George Rubino alternate the teaching of the Bow Making Workshop each year. This curriculum expansion reflects the French traditional method of bowmaking in its entirety:

  • Lynn Armour Hannings in 2021 with Bow Making and Related Issues: stick/overall design, weight/balance, materials, tips, tool usage, finishing, etc. [During Lynn’s sessions, independent study in bow rehairing, repairing, and making is available; please contact Lynn directly prior to workshop to make arrangements]
  • George Rubino in 2022 with Bow Rehairing and Frog & Button Making / Frog Restoration: frog & button making, tool sharpening, use of the lathe, etc.

Visit the Workshop website for additional information, as well as details on the other sessions offered.

For information and registration materials:
phone (909) 624-0849
email click here to send
visit the website of J. Brown, Violin Maker
J. Brown, Violin Maker
232 1/2 N. Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, California 91711

June 29 - July 31, 2020

Take one or more VIRTUAL weeks!

  • Several Workshops,
    One- and Two-weeks Long
  • Violin and Bow; Making and Repair
  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
  • Internationally-renowned Faculty
  • Small Classes
  • Intensive, Hands-on Experience

Lynn Armour Hannings

    George Rubino

    Visit the UNH website for additional information, as well as other offered classes.

    For information and registration materials:
    phone (603) 862-7380
    fax (603) 862-7381
    email click here to send
    write Violin Institute
    University of New Hampshire
    Professional Development and Training
    Room G50, Stoke Hall
    11 Garrison Avenue
    Durham, New Hampshire 03824