Learn the Prestigious Trade of Bow Making

We understand how difficult it is to find qualified, knowledgeable and respected individuals to train makers and restorers. Unfortunately, there are no schools in the United States that focus on these specific skills. Rodney eagerly awaits interested students to impart his vast knowledge, so the next generation of musicians have qualified craftsmen to keep their bows in optimal condition.

Mohr and Mohr now offers small group and individualized training to prospective bow makers and restorers near and far. This is a trade difficult to learn, requiring constant training. We are here to teach you the art of rehairing and maintenance, as well as intermediate through advanced bow making.

New to our workshop offerings is a restoration workshop. This workshop requires attendance at one of our rehairing and maintenance workshops or the equivelant approved by Rodney.  The repairs taught are considered intermediate and required of any professional bow repairman.

Rehair and Maintenance Workshops

Rehair and Maintenance WorkshopThese are the most common services needed by string players. We recommend students have some tool skills. Expect to work in small groups (bench space is limited to ten students per workshop). The duration of the workshop lasts one week and is full of extensive, hands on training. 

Consider a follow-up course on restoration to further your knowledge and skills.  Look for a $100 credit for registering for a second workshop.

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Restoration Workshops

Head RepairThis workshop requires a pre-requisite of attendance in a rehairing and maintenance workshop or the equivalent. It is reserved for bow repairmen with an already developed skill set. With this Mohr and Mohr workshop under your belt, you will be a welcome addition at any violin shop. Rodney will enlighten you on non-invasive state-of-the-art repair techniques while you continue to improve your tool skills for a competitive market. 

This workshop is in high demand and is therefore offered twice yearly in May and August.

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Bow Making Workshops

Immerse yourself in the knowledge of bow construction. The Mohr and Mohr name opens many doors in this field. Take it upon yourself to receive mentorship from the best at our bow making workshops. 

Students will learn about proper wood selection, style, innovative development, and tool skill refinement. Because bench space is limited to ten people, sign-up early and expect lots of personal attention in our one-week intensive course.

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