LEARNING TRADE SECRETS WORKSHOPS

THE SECRET IS OUT!!  

We understand how difficult it is to find qualified, knowledgeable and respected individuals to train makers and restorers. Until now, there were no schools in the United States that focused on these specific skills. It is critically important to impart years of experience, knowledge and skill to the next generation so that musicians have qualified craftsmen to keep their bows in optimal condition.

In 2013, Mohr and Mohr began to offer small group and individualized training to prospective bow makers and restorers near and far. This is a trade difficult to learn, requiring constant training.  After having reached full capacity for the last several years, we realized it was time to open a year-round training center focused on specific techniques in both instrument/bow making and repair/restoration.  So, in February 2018, we took the plunge and opened Learning Trade Secrets. Knowing that for centuries, makers kept many secrets about varnish and other aspects of making, we decided to use the term in the name of our new company - Learning Trade Secrets.  We hope you will come and learn the many secrets of the highly acclaimed makers of the 21st century and centuries past.  Instructors will be invited from around the country to instruct you on the finer points of making and repairing stringed instruments, identification, business, and other important topics. 

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Return soon to find out when the Learning Trade Secrets website is up and scheduling workshops for 2019. 

 

RODNEY D. MOHR IS NOW TEACHING AT LEARNING TRADE SECRETS!!

 

Bow Workshops

Rehair and Maintenance WorkshopRehairing & Maintenance, Restoration and Bow Making workshops are offered yearly. Bench space is limited to 12 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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SHARON QUE AND STACEY STYLES ARE NOW TEACHING AT LEARNING TRADE SECRETS!!

 Instrument Workshops

Learn the proper method for top, back, and neck removal followed by making counter forms and crack repair.  

To round out the restoration, consider a follow-up course on the Exploration of Essential Retouch Techniques and Materials, from initial varnish analysis to applying surface patina.

Each workshop is vitally important to quality instrument restoration.  Bench space is limited to 12 students per workshop. The duration of the workshop lasts one week and is full of extensive, hands-on training. 

Look for a $100 credit for registering for both workshops. 

Strad Violin

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