B I O

Based in the Sutherland Shire I have been repairing guitars and other string instruments for over 15 years. What started as a hobby of curiosity has turned in a lifelong passion. Starting off as a drummer I slowly learned guitar and a number of other instruments - a jack of all trades but master of none. My real passion came by pulling the instruments apart when other band members had a problem. And then putting them back together. I soon became the go-to person to fix up instruments. 

 

Since then I have learned the craft and skills from a number of excellent craftsman and through invaluable experience. My philosophy is simple - quality craftmanship and instrument playability. Whether you are a student or a professional your instrument is an extension of your musical style and expression. It should be reliable and play in a way that you want.

 

My passion in working with string instruments has led me to pursue the fine art of lutherie. I make hand crafted Violins and Mandolins. I am also a member of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers.

 

I also have a keen interest in supporting local live music and musicians. Todays students will become tomorrows professionals and need support from local venues and patrons. Visit the links below and be involved!

 

Sutherland Shire Music Forum 

Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra 

Shire Music Theater

© 2015 David Ireland. ABN: 84 382 818 449                                                              

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