i'd appreciate any feedback and suggestions especially from the luthiers on board on the below.
i'm an adult violin student (advanced beginner) and have been thinking of pursuing violin making studies and therefore a change in career (architecture being my current occupation). it is very likely that i'll be moving to canada soon (from the middle east); the only school of violin luthiery i've come across is the one in quebec but its pretty much a college course with general ed courses. does anyone know of any other such courses in canada that i could look into. or is the quebecois program technically renown?
i'm aware of most of the prominent schools in the states and europe (n.bennet, chicago, utah, newark, merton,cremona, mittenwald ...etc) but i don't have all that cash to put myself through 3 years of college minus income. (canada would be a place of residence, so it figures out differently). i was thinking of doing the U.S based southeast technical college 1 year violin repair program....but would that eventually allow me to bridge to a luthiery apprenticeship or even further studies later on? any other programs or ways of cracking into the profession?
thank you for your time
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