06 July 2014

"What it comes down to is, bow making now, as a craft, making them by hand, one at a time, from an individual stick requires a sensitivity that only comes through experience. And until someone figures out a different way of doing it, it's really up to an experienced craftsman to be able to bring out the qualities of the bow and make it play. It really does take a connection with the wood as you're making it to bring it into playability and something that a musician will enjoy."

Ole Kanestrom


Please take the time to peruse some of my favorite links below.


League of American Orchestras

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform.

American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers

The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers was founded in 1980 to provide the musical community with a standard of work and expertise upon which they could depend.

The Strad

Essential reading for the stringed music world since 1890.

Christine Hemp - Poet, Writer, Coach, Consultant

Christine Hemp is gifted writer, teacher, and coach who helps people bridge the gaps within themselves and with others.

Peter Rowan

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades.

Darling Publications

Publisher of exceptional books on contemporary art and musical instruments from the violin family and their bows.

PT Guide Dot Com

City guide to Port Townsend, WA

Olympic Music Festival

The Olympic Music Festival is a summer long chamber music festival featuring world renowned classical musicians.


Centrum, in partnership with Fort Worden State Park, is a gathering place for artists and creative thinkers from around the world, students of all ages and backgrounds, and audiences seeking extraordinary cultural enrichment.

David Wiebe, Violinmaker

American maker of classical, handmade string instruments of the violin family.

Eric Benning, Violinmaker

Benning Violins has a long tradition of expert service and meeting the needs of musicians - from the beginner to professional - since 1953.

BrightBulb Solutions

BrightBulb Solutions is a full service boutique marketing and advertising agency committed to providing custom marketing solutions that bring our clients tangible and measurable results.


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