You'll build on previous knowledge and work on other instruments such as a cello or bass. You'll learn how to set up, retouch and varnish which are essential skills in the industry. The course may include visits to auctions, museums, and instrument collections to build your knowledge on the history and development of violins.

Topics include:

  • Working with wood
  • Use and maintenance of tools
  • Selecting and using abrasives and adhesives
  • How to read drawings and mark out.


You'll need to source and buy materials for your projects throughout the course - your tutor will advise you on this.


The tutor will give you feedback throughout your course.

Entry Requirements

You should have completed the violin making course for beginners.

Next Steps

Start your career in the violin trade.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Fee reductions for adult short courses