Current Schedule Updates Tester Page

My first-ever virtual workshop—the 2020 class at the University of New Hampshire—was a great success; thank you to all of the students who made 2020's special format such a pleasure! UNH 2021 will be IN-PERSON, with the option to go virtual if distance learning is still necessary at that time. My 2020 classes at Claremont Colleges (California) were postponed until 2021 and still TBD (if interested, please check back periodically for updated information).

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 ~

~ A N N O U N C E D ~

University of New Hampshire
Presents its IN-PERSON*
48th Annual Violin
Craftsmanship Institute:
Summer 2021

Weekly Workshops

~ Lynn’s 35th 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

July 12 - August 6, 2021

Take one or more weeks!

*All 2021 workshops are tentatively scheduled to be held in-person at UNH's Durham campus. It is possible that the workshops will be moved to an online format due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Enrolled participants will be alerted if their program is moved online or curtailed.

  • 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
  • On-campus Lodging Available

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