NEWARK SCHOOL OF VIOLIN MAKING
NewARK SCHOOL OF VIOLIN MAKING
The Newark school was founded over forty years ago, and comprises one part of the broader school of musical crafts that has separate departments for woodwind & brass, piano and guitar making, making it one of the most important centres for training makers and restorers in Europe. From the beginning the course has had a strongly international intake, and the strength of the student community is enhanced by being a very independent college located in a small and rather remote country town.
Newark is highly regarded internationally, and many former students have reached the top of their field as violin makers or restorers. The nature of the course changes according to broader demands of government education policy, and it now comprises a foundation degree and a full three year Bachelor of Art degree in musical crafts, however the college is committed to providing a highly practical course, that follows its 40-year traditions as closely as possible.