Hans J. Nebel Violin Repair Workshop: 2022

Violin Repair Workshop:  Summer 2022

MCLA is proud to be the preferred university by Hans J. Nebel, renowned violin repair expert,  and to offer this program. Small class sizes and the hands-on nature of these programs, makes learning practical and rewarding. Nebel's advanced programs are built on an eight-part-cycle which offers a different topic each year.  Our 2022 summer program will include 4 one-week long work shops in June 2022.

2022 Violin Work Shop Schedule

Week I:  June 6-10, 2022.  Seminar/Workshop:  Introduction to proper violin set-up, sharpening tools, including minor exterior repairs as well as basic violin identification/recognition. $877

Week II:  June 13-17, 2022.  Seminar/Workshop:  Tonal Improvements through proper Graduation of top and back plates, fitting bass- bar and neck-height adjustment, sharpening tools, peg hole bushings. $908

Week III:  June 20-24, 2022.  Workshop in Advanced Violin Repair:  Fitting of new upper and lower blocks and lining repair. $908

Week IV:  June 27-July 1, 2022.  Workshop in Advanced Violin Repair:  Edge repair, edge replacements and edge doublings. $908


Workshops 1 & 2, 10% discount:  $1607

Workshops 2 & 3, 10% discount:  $1634

Workshops 3 & 4, 10% discount:  $1634

All four workshops, 15% discount:  $3061

Please register by clicking here. Please contact DGCE at (413) 662-5576 or dgce@mcla.edu if you have any questions.


About Hans J. Nebel

, a master craftsman and internationally known violin restorer, is the fourth generation of violin makers and a graduate of the Bavarian State School of Violinmaking in Mittenwald. Mr. Nebel started his professional career at Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., in New York City, where he worked for 18 years. He became a long-term disciple of Maestro S.F. Sacconi, the universally acknowledged dean and originator of modern repair technique and restoration. On suggestion of Dario D'Attili and Maestro Sacconi, he was appointed head of the restoration department at Wurlitzer, a firm that was considered the Mecca of the violin business in the United States.

Since 1974, Mr. Nebel has headed his own business in New Jersey, where he specializes in major restoration and the sale of quality stringed instruments and bows. He accompanied the New York Philharmonic on its tour of the Far East as a caretaker of their fine instruments, and was recently invited by the Liuteria Parmense to teach Master Class courses in Violin Restoration in Parma, Italy. Mr Nebel has taught violin repair for over 40 years at several universities and continues his efforts at MCLA. He is a founding member of the American Federation of Violin and Bowmakers, a Founder of the Violin Society, and a member of the International Society of Violin and Bowmakers.

For more information, please call 413.662.5576  or email dgce@mcla.edu