Tom Ribbecke is planning to establish the Ribbecke Center for Stringed Instrument Research & Development, Teaching and Luthiery Arts and his team have the opportunity to purchase at under market value the ideal location for this venue, where Tom’s home and shop have been located for 12 years and the future The Ribbecke Center for Stringed Instrument Research & Development, Teaching and Luthiery Arts will be located.
It has long been Tom’s dream to establish a center for the advancement of knowledge in the field of guitar and stringed instruments making. This will be a modern day version of the Maestro Richard Schneider’s Kasha Design Seminar, Lost Mountain Center for the Guitar, which closed upon Richard’s sudden passing in 1997.
The Ribbecke Center for Stringed Instrument Research & Development, Teaching and Luthiery Arts, will invite the best and brightest in the field, as well as the related violin family of makers from around the world to come and teach classes in all aspects of design, construction, innovation and career enhancement, as well as classes taught by the resident instructors Tom Ribbecke, Stuart Day and Maegan Wells. The Center will publish this information and apply scientific testing to codify data and produce media, including video, podcasts and live streaming in downloadable modular form. The Center will also sponsor player workshops with invited musicians. The Center will establish a foundation to all for the study of related fields such as the role of music and sound in the healing arts. Tom will continue to build his private practice instruments at the facility.
To help with this project, please head over to the kickstarter page here: