The Newark School of Violin Making

The internationally renowned Newark School of violin making and repair provides a wide range of practical instrument making skills for violin, viola and cello. It also teaches professional techniques for the repair and restoration of stringed instruments covering the main requirements of the violin trade.  Bow repair classes are a recent addition.

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The Newark School of Violin Making

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Contact us for further information about The Newark School of Violin Making or Musical Instrument Crafts at Newark College

Claire Lloyd School of Sport, Media and the Arts Lincoln College Monks Road LINCOLN LN2 5HQ Phone us Tel:01522 876331 Fax: 01522 876329 Email us:

All of these skills are as much in demand today as they were 300 or 400 years ago and students come from all over the world to study here which creates a rich and diverse range of experience, age and culture. Our students have the opportunity to begin with a basic level of woodworking standards or join us with more advanced skills. Graduates find employment in violin workshops around the world and many have progressed to become leaders in the fields of instrument-making, restoration and dealing in rare instruments.

Located in the centre of Newark, a short walk from the main college campus, the school has developed close links with many professionals and organisations within the industry.

The school has strong links with the BVMA, Luthiers Sans Frontiers and the Italian violin making centre of Cremona (home to the maker of the famous Stradivarius) amongst others.

Click here for Level 2 Course Information

click here for Level 3 Course Information

Click for the British Violin Making Association Website

Click for the Luthiers Sans Frontiers Website