The Violin Repair program at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Red Wing campus, is a unique program designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in violin repair shops and music stores.
No woodworking or musical experience is necessary. Topics covered in the nine month program include tool preparation, materials, violin history, ebony work, violin varnish, violin playing, bridges and sound posts, bow rehairing, basic bow repairs, and basic violin repairs. Basic principles of repair and maintenance are emphasized, with as much in lab repetition as possible. The majority of time is spent in the lab, with a minimal amount of lecture time.
Our graduates have enjoyed a 100% job placement rate at shops and stores around the country over the past few years.
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Learn more about the musical instrument repair programs on our Red Wing campus at RedWingMusicRepair.org.