Clean Your Instrument and Refresh Your Sound at Simply for Strings
Join us for a hands-on session, as we go through how to safely and effectively clean and care for your string instrument!
Join us for a hands-on session and learn how to care for your musical instrument!
If your instrument has some rosin and dirt build-up, or it hasn't been serviced in a couple of years, this is the perfect workshop for you! In this best-selling session, attendees will learn how to clean their instrument, change the strings, and glean useful information for long-term care.
Attendees will be guided through removing and cleaning strings, cleaning and polishing the body, fingerboard and pegs, restringing the instrument and placing the bridge in the correct position. Any and all questions you may have about instrument care and maintenance can be answered during the session. An instrument general service usually costing up to $125 will be performed by you, on your own instrument, and all cleaning products will be provided.
Your ticket includes a brand new microfibre cleaning cloth plus your own vials of Old Wood varnish cleaner and Viol instrument polish to keep your instrument shiny and clean at home.
All attendees need to bring is their instrument and enthusiasm!
If attendees would like to put new strings on their instrument during the workshop, please bring them along or allow 10 minutes before the session to purchase strings on the day.
The ticket cost covers the general service of one instrument - please purchase multiple tickets if performing a general service on multiple instruments.
This workshop is recommended for students aged 10 and above.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Simply for Strings respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we hold this event on, the Turrbal and Jagera people. We pay respects to elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important ongoing contributions our first nations communities make to our music and arts scenes.
There is one small step up to the main entrance, with a ramp available. Restroom facilities are not equipped to be specifically accessible and are accessed through regular-width doors, but are accessed via same floor level as performance space. There is a clear, well-lit pathway from entrance to performance space. For access needs, we have an access assistant available upon request, and reserved seating for audiences with different access needs. Please contact the event organisers if you have any accessibility questions at all.