‘We’ve actually outgrown the space’ - My Space: James Hanson


Take a look inside the Beautiful Music Violin Shop in Lawrence, Kansas, US

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I’m from Kansas originally, and I trained as a violin restorer at the instrument repair programme in Red Wing, Minnesota. Then I came back to Kansas and found a job at a pipe organ building facility in the city of Lawrence, while I spent the evenings repairing stringed instruments. Eventually I opened my own shop, which I wanted to be a full-service violin business. Lawrence has a college orchestra and local community ensemble as well as a lot of school pupils learning instruments. It’s also situated midway between Kansas City and Topeka, which both have a lot of musical activity going on…

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