The Atkinson Horn Workshop(Customer Care Since 1964) :
The Atkinsons are a family of Horn players and Hornsmiths dating back since before 1964. Mark Atkinson's father Robert Atkinson played professionally and worked with Carl Geyer at every available opportunity and passed this legacy down to Mark. As a young boy Mark started working at his father's shop sweeping and cleaning tools and machines. Later in life he began his full-time career as a HORNSMITH. This career began in playing the Horn with great teachers such as Wendell Hoss, James Decker, and Vincent DeRosa and progressed with apprenticeship instrument building. Many of these skills were learned in college while others were through working in instrument factories with some of the best craftsman in the world. Through teachers and associates he learned the craft of REPAIRING and BUILDING Horns with exacting detail and personally has over 40 years of experience!