Online Teaching

I graduated from the Newark School of Violinmaking with distincion in 1996 and was offered a position as a violin restorer at Charles Beare’s Shop in London where I was trained to the highest standard of restoration work for 8 years. Since 2004, I have run my own business specialising in restorations of fine violins, violas and cellos. Over the last 10 years, I have been teaching weekly restoration and retouching courses in the UK and abroad and since the pandemic have created online courses, one on violin neck grafts and one on crack repair and retouching. 

I have also made available 3 Zoom lectures on retouching, crack repair and bassbars, recorded in 2001.

Other Restoration Work

See the gallery page for a collection of some of my previous restorations

Terms & Conditions

Iris Carr Restorations Ltd is not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage caused by the use of tools or chemicals demonstrated on any course, nor for loss or damage done to any instrument by following the instructions in the videos.

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