I remember that in the old violin making school in Cremona that I attended, a quartet by Gio Batta Morassi was exhibited: those instruments struck me so much that I obtained the models; when it came to get the violins, the results were frustrating.
It was clear that I completely lacked the technique.
After school I was appreciated for the sonority of my instruments, but I lacked a clear stylistic direction.
One day (urged abruptly by what was my girlfriend, now my wife) I took courage and asked for help to what seemed to me to be “THE” Workshop.
The impact was enormous. It cannot be described. I was so dazed that I didn’t realize it, but I was lucky enough to observe the acts of a head of school, one of those who does not show you a way of doing things, but he shows you HOW things have to be done.