Maintenance & Repair Skills

Every String Teacher Should Have!

Not sure how to maintain your instruments?

Afraid you might break something?

Want to be able to do some repairs yourself?

Take this 3-hour hands-on workshop and learn everything you need to know to keep your instruments in good working order.

Save time and money by learning the essentials of maintaining your instruments.

Learn which repairs you can do yourself and which should be left to professionals. 

Hands-on practice with common maintenance skills.

Take apart a violin and put it back together!

Course Content

  • How instruments and bows are constructed.
  • How to maintain your instruments.
  • Diagnosing and fixing common problems from pegs to endpins and everything in between!
  • What various repairs should look like when done properly.
  • Easy vs. expensive repairs.
  • How to tell if a repair is worth doing.
  • Repairs you can do yourself.
  • Repairs you should avoid doing yourself.
  • Tools and equipment you should keep handy.
  • How to take apart a violin and put it back together!
  • And more….

You will receive:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Summary notes, including checklists and list of tools and supplies to keep on hand.
  • One month access to replay.

Please bring:

  • chinrest tool if you don’t already have one.
  • A violin you are comfortable with taking apart.
  • A towel to lay your instrument on.


Grace combines her experience as a string teacher with her experience of having watched her partner build instruments and helped repair instruments in their home.  She brings to you a completely practical hands-on course that will prepare you for all of the most common string maintenance and repair problems you will encounter in the classroom.


Hours: 3 hrs instructional time

Fee:  $45.00 USD

Add it on to Teaching Beginner Strings Made Easy for only $20!

Requirements:  stable internet connection with ability to use audio and video through Zoom

Date & Time: 

July 17, 2024 – 10:00am to 1:00pm ET