WHAT IS THE NEED?

You cannot play soccer with a ball that leaks.  While a 10 year old can identify a deflated soccer ball, she cannot identify a deficient violin, nor can 18 out of 20 music edu grads, who received no training, lack the tools and  supplies, and have the spare minutes to address violin maintenance during class time.  Yet all bowed instruments need periodic inspection and adjustment, and this is so particularly with older, well worn inventories.