Most of my study of bowmaking has occurred at the Oberlin summer bowmaking workshops, which I have attended eight times since 1999. At these workshops, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Stéphane Thomachot, Eric Grandchamp, Morgan Anderson, David Forbes, Lee Guthrie, David Samuels, Tim Baker and many other gifted bowmakers. I consider these workshops to be the most influential part of my development as a bowmaker.
In September of 1996, I began to work for Rock Eggen in his violin shop in Denver. I primarily did bow work, but also did some repair work on stringed instruments as well. I also had a workbench at home, where I could concentrate on my making. Eventually, I formed my own business under the roof of Rock’s shop as a bowmaker and repairman. Recently, I moved my shop to the Alliance Française building at 571 Galapago Street (2nd floor). Please contact me there for questions concerning rehairs, repaires and restoration as well as information about my bows (please see my contact page for more information.) For anything pertaining to violins, violas, cellos and their accesories, I highly recommend Rock for his honesty, expertise and exceptional skill as a violin maker and restorer. The address of the Eggen Violin Shop is 150 West 5th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80204. I am a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers www.afvbm.org
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