The visit took place on Wednesday, October 18 at the internationally renowned School of Musical Instrument Crafts based at Newark College.
The unique event started with a tour of the Woodwind Making and Repair workshop and a fascinating talk from alumni and current Woodwind lead tutor, Patrick Abbott.
The group then had a tour of the Engineering workshop where students studying on the BA (Hons) Musical Instrument Crafts (Woodwind Making and Repair) degree course make their specialist tools as part of their degree course.
The event concluded with networking and buffet, where guests, which included current, former and prospective students, were able to discuss the industry and even gather second opinions diagnosing faulty instruments.
Patrick Abbott said: "This was a fantastic opportunity for both current and prospective students to meet with industry professionals, and a lot of interesting and lively discussion was had throughout the day.
"The discussions included an explanation of the structure of the current degree programme, with a focus on how this meets the future needs of the trade.
"I look forward to further enhancing the course’s links with industry in the coming months and years."
The National Association of Musical Instrument Repairers (NAMIR) was formed in 1993 to provide a dedicated craft association for the profession of musical instrument repairers.
Members repair and make a wide range of instruments including: woodwind, brass, fretted and non-fretted strings, pianos and percussion instruments.
The Association is a non-profit making company that is run by a Management Committee of up to 12 members who are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
Find out more about studying on the BA (Hons) Musical Instrument Crafts (Woodwind Making and Repair) degree course.