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Since 1989 my studio has been located in the Bayview district in San Francisco. It has long been my belief that by sharing information, ideas, and resources we advance our understanding and deepen our appreciation of the field of Early Music. In keeping with this philosophy I have over the years, enjoyed sharing my studio space with a number of distinguished colleagues.

For ten years I had the privilege of working in the same studio with Andrew Lagerquist. Andrew’s wealth of experience has been accumulated over many years and dates back to his early years working with Frank Hubbard.

I also have enjoyed the process of teaching. Ron Nakashima studied with me for a period of four years. We began by working on major rebuilding projects, and then Ron designed and built a fine instrument of his own in the Ruckers tradition. Now Ron Nakashima keeps his own studio and is building and repairing instruments a few doors down the hall.

I’ve taken on a new apprentice, Steve Renaker, who started working with me in the begining of 07. He began working on repair projects, and learning the skills required for concert tuning. This season he will serve as the harpsichord technician for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. In the studio he is building a Kit under my supervision.

Other Artists and technicians who have worked under my supervision are the artist Adrian Card, the piano maker Tom Winter, and harpsichordists / technicians Kathy Perl & Jonathan Rhodes Lee.

Currently I work in collaboration with Artists Millicent Tomkins, Maria Bennett, and Matthias Gordon-Murer.

Kevin Fryer