Hurdy-Gurdy Maintenance Online Workshop

Is your hurdy-gurdy sounding bad? Is it buzzing or screeching? Are your high notes out of tune? Keys sticking? Your problem likely comes from an inproper setup, or maybe it just needs basic maintenance to perform its best. This GurdyWorld workshop is the perfect place to learn all the tools you need to solve all of your problems.

GurdyWorld hosts a monthly online adjustment & maintenance workshop. This is a 2 hour long educational, interactive lecture. Attendees will have the chance to learn and ask questions during the workshop.

This class is open to any level of student, but is geared towards beginners. Price to attend is $15 USD.

Upcoming dates

Dates will typically be the 4th Sunday of each month @ 2-4pm EST. Exceptions may apply, see below:

  • Sunday, July 28, 2024 @ 2-4pm EST
  • No workshop August
  • Sunday, September 22, 2024 @ 2-4pm EST

Your instructor

For the past 3 years, Max Enloe has immersed himself in the world of the hurdy-gurdy, focusing not only on playing but also on understanding its mechanics. Having learned much by experts such as Scott Gayman and Sergio González Prats, Max has developed a keen sense for the instrument’s nuances.

Knowing the difficulty that comes with maintenance and adjustment, Max now offers a unique class dedicated specifically to hurdy-gurdy adjustment. With a teaching style marked by patience and enthusiasm, Max has a passion for passing on his knowledge to others.

An active contributor to the hurdy-gurdy community, Max shares insights and experiences, embodying a commitment to preserving and enhancing the rich tradition of the hurdy-gurdy. Whether playing tunes or fine-tuning instrument mechanics, Max Enloe is a dedicated hurdy-gurdy enthusiast and maintenance instructor.

Workshop Topics

  • Cotton
  • Rosin
  • String Pressure
  • Putting the trifecta (cotton/rosin/pressure) together
  • Sticky keys
  • Dealing with humidity
  • Hard to turn tirant pegs
  • Stripped tangent hole
  • Saving frayed or damaged strings
  • Random buzzes, and more!
  • Changing string volume
  • MORE!

Any comments, questions, or concerns? Email Max at

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