250 Moul Rd., Hilton, NY 14468 585-392-3478
Hours by appointment only.
Wall Independent specializes in violin and viola set-up, repair, restoration, and sales. Hilton, NY is located near the south shore of Lake Ontario, just northwest of Rochester, NY. We are about a 25 minute drive from the center of Rochester. (How to find us) We are located a short drive from the towns in western Monroe County (Greece, Brockport, Spencerport, Chili, Hamlin)
We are also the manufacturer of Luthier Lights (tm).
My training includes courses with Hans J. Nebel at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Violin Workshops, beginning in 2006. This includes both external and internal repairs, proper set-up, and restoration work.
In June of 2007, I continued my education with a week of training in bow rehairing and some other bow work with Lynn Armour Hannings at the University of New Hampshire, and a week of varnish retouching with Hans J. Nebel at MCLA.
I've continued to attend the Violin Workshops at MCLA almost every year since then, and have participated in workshops on the entire series of advanced restoration techniques.
Some of the topics covered in the advanced restoration series are:
Patch fitting (including soundpost patches)
Edge repair and replacement