David Finck built guitars and furniture for 28 years before catching the violin making bug and teaching himself the craft in 2012. Since then he has primarily made violins and violas (a couple of classical guitars slipped in there somehow), for professional musicians, advanced students and dedicated amateurs. Most important to him among his “clients” are his two daughters who continue to play violins number one and two as professional classical violinists. As one of James Krenov’s students in the mid-1980’s, David credits the sensitive approach to woodworking taught at Krenov’s school with his successful transition to violin maker – and his wife, who has offered nothing but support over many years of dream-chasing.

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!