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The school and the courses

School's goal Goals

The school provides bow and plucked instruments making courses. Students can choose to make three different kind of instruments: violin, classical guitar and electric bass/guitar. Moreover students can choose to attend a full-time or a part-time course. The school aims to teach the appropriate techniques of the instrument manufacture for the chosen istrument through different steps of the building processes (learning-by-doing), with the support of some advanced metrological devices, in order to enhance the acoustic performance of the final product.

The school wants to transmit the basic knowledge and skills focused on the instrument design, its realization and test;

Moreover the School aims to increase the knowledge related to the advanced technologies applied to the instrument-making research (in terms of development, diagnostics and restauration);

Our school supports and promotes the historic excellence of violin-making art in Piemonte, through the promotion of the local production (both historical and contemporary) in Italy and abroad.

Those who are interested will have the chance to learn the basics of guitar or violin playing: those courses and their cost will be separated from the Lutherie classes.

General didactics overview

  • VIOLIN FULL-TIME (two-years intensive course) 


Duration of the course: 2 years (10 months each year from October to July);

Weekly attendance: 6 hours per day (three guided + three for self-organised work) for five days a week (except the seminar activities). In particolar: four days under the guidance of a violin making Master and one day of self-organised work.

Results checks: Parallel manufacturing of one violin
  • VIOLIN PART-TIME (two-years course) 
Duration of the course: 2 years (10 months each year from October to July)

Weekly attendance: 4 hours of work per week excluding the seminar activities. Hours can be split in two sections of two hours each, in the morning and in the afternoon of the same day or in two different days. 

Results checks: Parallel manufacturing of one violin


The registration request can be done by e-mail, at the address of the Accademia:
info@accademialiuteriapiemontese.it

   

  • CLASSICAL GUITAR FULL-TIME (two-years intensive course)
Duration of the course: 2 years (10 months each, from October to July).

Weekly attendance: 6 hours per day (three guided + three for self-organised work) for four days a week and one day for self-organised work.

Results checks: manufacturing of one guitar per year and checks every three months.

  • CLASSICAL GUITAR PART-TIME (two-years course)

Duration of the course: 2 years (10 months each, from October to July).

Weekly attendance: 4 hours a week for the workshop. Hours can be split in two sections of two each, in the same day or in two different (with the chance to do one or both sections in the evening or on Saturday).

Results checks: manufacturing of one guitar per year and checks every three months.

  • ELECTRIC GUITAR/BASS COURSE

Duration of the course: 1 year (10 months, from October to July).

Weekly attendance: 4 hours a week. Hours can be split in two sections of two each, in the same day or in two different (with the chance to do one or both sections in the evening or on Saturday).

Results checks: manufacturing of an electric instrument based on a standard design and creation of templates for a second autonomous project.

The registration request can be done by e-mail, at the address of the Accademia:
info@accademialiuteriapiemontese.

 
  
 

Student's position in relation to the School

The student will immediately have to know the general rules for the use of the spaces in the building and its systems (lights, heat), as well as the safety. Every student will be individually responsible for its own actions within the School, for potential damage caused to itself, to other people or to the equipment, as well as for any injury. The School thus dismisses any responsibility.

Daily tasks

The start and the schedule of the lessons (except for feast days) will be defined from year to year.

A special attention will be given to workers, giving them the opportunity to define a specific and more flexible syllabus: that will give everyone the possibility to reach the course’s goal.

General rules within the workshop

Every student must keep in order the tools provided by the School, keeping them in the specific chest of drawers. The tools must be kept with care and be efficient. In addition to basic tools to build the instrument, the School provides every student two body molds and two kits of material for the instruments. Everyone is responsible for all the equipment and materials received since the start of the courses, as well as for the scientific tools.

It is forbidden to use scientific equipment without having received adequate instructions about it.

Everyone has to clean up and keep in order its own space daily, both on the table and on the floor. The School provides in any case a cleaning service so that the building could always be in good conditions.

Parallel activities 

  • Historical research about the Piedmontese violinmaking
  • Archive of the instruments manufactured by the best students of the school
  • Technological and scientific research applied to violinmaking