In House Luthier Laura Walace

Laura Wallace will be present daily at PRISMA around lunch time for consultation, and for complimentary adjustments and advice for your instrument setup. In addition, repairs and bow rehairing can be done. Students will receive a 15% discount on strings. 

The daughter of a woodworker, Laura grew up watching the transformation of tree by hand and tool. She began playing the violin as a child and developed a deep love not only for the music, but for the instrument itself. It was a natural fit to combine her love of woodworking and music and pursue a career in violin making. After a brief detour earning a biology degree at the University of Victoria, she met Kim Tipper, a restorer and maker of violins. Kim is renowned for his impeccable set-up and attention to detail. Laura became his full-time apprentice in 2006 and studied with Kim in all areas of violin repair, restoration and bow rehairing. A few years into the apprenticeship Laura began building her first violin. She now divides her time between restoring old violins and building new ones. She is inspired by the natural beauty and expansiveness outside her shop where she lives at the edge of the wilderness on the Sunshine Coast of BC. 


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