Faculty: Philip Davis
Philip Davis has been fascinated by musical instruments for a very long time. Early attempts at building an instrument of any kind were note-worthily bad. Probably because of this, he took it rather seriously and studied in Toronto, then London, England, and later Frankfurt, Germany to 'get it right'. Philip now sees instrument making as more of a personal exploration but can cover a wide range of techniques and strategies for finding the right personal musical goal. As a Maker, he is represented by instruments and bows across Canada, the US, England, and Germany. He has maintained a professional practice of building and restoring since 1985 and has taught musical instrument construction since 1980 at OCAD University and since 1997 at the Haliburton School of Art + Design.