The art of bowmaking is one that I have long cherished. I was blessed with the greatest of teachers in my professional careers as musician and bowmaker. Their talents, professional ethics, enthusiasm and passion for music, art and sharing knowledge, has inspired me to teach.
- Lynn Armour Hannings
As a professional musician, I bring to my work a great understanding of the essential aspects of playability to create bows that are both responsive and comfortable to play. I am proud to be a respected bow maker in the French tradition. I have been making fine bows for three decades and am a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, and of the Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d’Art. I originally studied with John Roskoski and William Salchow of New York. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and the Annette Kadè Fellowship, I spent a year studying in Paris with Bernard Millant—the world-renowned authority of French bow making.
I teach bow rehair and bow making for historical preservation at universities in the United States.