Besides our summer course weeks and our course weekends, we also have our weekly courses on Wednesday and Friday. You can register for half-days and day when still available.
Dirk Jacob Hamoen
The founder and inspiring associate professor of the NVS (born 1949) studied Musicology in Utrecht, specializing in musical instruments. By working at the Bouwerscontact (Vereninging Huismuziek) and making a violin himself, he decided in 1985 as an autodidact to promote his passion into a serious profession. In 2004, he got the grip of controlling the sound and he started the first summer course of the Dutch Violin Building School, where he can use his didactic skills with great pleasure to this day.
As an enthusiastic amateur set builder & designer and board member of Houtstad IJlst, he is the wood connoisseur par excellence. Highly valued and almost indispensable assistant of DJ, in other words: his right hand. As a violin making teacher, partly still in training, but in the meantime the NVS would no longer know how it would be done without him. In addition to teaching, restoring instruments and hairing bows, he gives the school an increasingly beautiful look by refurbishing and furnishing the rooms.
She came to the NVS for a restoration of her double bass and is now frantically building an violoncello da spalla. Since the Jubilee Concert 2019 she has been added to the NVS team as jack of all trades in the administration and PR, let's call her our good fairy (DJ).
The pictures on this site were made available by the students of the Dutch Violin Building School. Thank you for that!