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I visited the Mathieson Music School in Kolkata, India, in January 2010, where I repaired 60 instruments to playing condition.  This mostly consisted of re-gluing seams that had come unstuck in the high humidity. I also taught some of the children basic instrument repair.  The children, many of whom have been orphaned, took to it with great enthusiasm. I found it a humbling and rewarding experience and am planning my next trip for January 2011.

Morning workshop sessions were a favourite among the children

Morning workshop sessions were a favourite among the children

 

 
 

Violin repair class at the Mathieson Music School Kolkata, India

Violin repair class at the Mathieson Music School in Kolkata, India
 

Do you have an unused string instrument?

I am on the look-out for any instruments to take over to the school.  If needed, I will restore them to playing condition before letting the children at them.  There is a need of all sizes of violin, viola, cello and double bass.  If you bring a old instrument to donate you will always receive a discount on any other repair work you may need.  Please get in touch if you have any unwanted instruments, strings or related accessories.

A few of the violins, violas, cello, double bass repaired and ready to play
 
A few of the stringed instruments repaired and ready to play