Derek Roberts Violins

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Our popular site Making a Violin follows Derek Roberts as he makes a violin by hand.

Our Guide to Student Violins has answers to many of the questions people ask Derek when buying a violin or outfit.

Violin making class

Visit the violin making classes which Derek Roberts taught at Warwickshire College, to see students making violins and cellos. For more on courses, see our Violin Making Courses.

We were invited to the Royal Show to demonstrate violin restoration and repair. Take a look at some of the other traditional crafts on show there, including basket making, furniture restoration and willow sculpture.