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He supplies the materials and tools needed to complete the pro- ject, they supply the labor.
He also gives lots of one-on- one advice along the way, typically meeting with students once a week for a few hours each session. He does tailor his schedule to the needs of his students when possible.
As for the materials, Lisus searches out the finest woods avail- able. He says he doesn’t see the sense in putting so much time and effort into something and saving $30 or $40 on a piece of wood. Be- cause students only get one chance with the pieces he supplies, he gives them a less-expensive piece to practice on before they begin the real work.
Perfection, Lisus explains, is important in determining the even- tual sound the instrument will have. He doesn’t allow his students to build “student” violins. When they
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Brendon Keiser’s violin in its early stages of shaping.
The Happy Valley Cultural Center Presents
Chamber On The Mountain
An extraordinary musical experience in a setting of extraordinary beauty
Trio Valtorna
David Jolley, French Horn Ida Kavafian, Violin Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:00 pm
Anthony Trionfo
Sunday, March 4, 2018 3:00 pm
General Admission $25
Purchase advance reservations at Performances take place at Logan House (adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
Chamber On The Mountain | 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai) | Ojai, CA 93023 | (805) 646-9951
Photo: Bernard Mindich
Photo: Matt Dine
Photo by Brendon Keiser

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