American Suzuki Institute

Kitchen Table String Repairs
Cello, Viola, Violin
Jul 2127, 2024 in Stevens Point, WI
at American Suzuki Institute


Kitchen Table String Repairs: Cello, Viola, Violin

Instructor: Dalton Potter

Event Contact & Sign up

Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 715-346-3033

Additional Schedule Information

  • Check-in: Sunday 12-5 PM
  • Required TWP orientation meeting: Sunday 6:15 PM
  • Additional live events at ASI include teacher/parent lectures, student recitals, and guest artist/faculty concerts. Not all of these events will be live streamed for online participants
  • Festival concerts occur throughout the day on Friday, concluding in the evening
  • Residence Hall checkout by Saturday 12 PM

Event Description

Participants will learn about basic string instrument repairs under the guidance of luthier Dalton Potter.  “First watch, then do” is the basic method for imparting the most commonly performed repair and maintenance procedures. Potential topics covered include how to cut a bridge, refit friction pegs, set up fallen soundposts (and how to tell whether they actually fit or not). We will cover tips on installing strings, tailguts, basic maintenance, and analyzing potential repair needs. “Quick-repair” of uneven nuts, bridges, and loose fingerboards will be demonstrated. We will also cover gluing open seams and repairing broken necks in inexpensive instruments. Students are encouraged to bring in instruments for close examination and potential repair during the class.

  • This course will be offered in-person only
  • Enrichment course hours will not conflict with regular ASI class hours of 8-11 AM and 1-4 PM
  • Visit the American Suzuki Institute website for course prerequisites and requirements
  • $40 tuition rebate will be given to teachers who sign up for two Suzuki core units (SECE, Practicum, Enrichment, and Supplemental courses not included)
  • $25 tuition rebate will be given to teachers who sign up for a Unit or Supplemental course and a 10-hour Enrichment course in the same week

Special American Suzuki Foundation Rebate! The American Suzuki Foundation is offering a number of $500 rebates for in-person training to offset the cost of room and board. Contact the ASI office at [javascript protected email address] by May 1. Include the following information:
- The unit you wish to study (preference given to Unit 1 participants)
- Why you want to attend ASI in person this summer

Price: $275.00

0 enrolled out of 20 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.


Sunday, July 21 to Saturday, July 27, , 2024


American Suzuki Institute

1800 Portage St
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point WI 54481

Phone: 715-346-3033
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More Info & Contact


Ann Marie Novak, Director of Suzuki Programs at UWSP

Phone: 715-346-4889
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Holly Osterbrink, Suzuki Program Assistant

Phone: 715-346-3033
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Mary Moran, ASI Coordinator

Phone: 715-346-3033
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