About The Atkinson Horn Workshop(Since 1964) :
Celebrating 50 years, Atkinson's are a family of Horn players and Hornsmiths dating back since 1964. Mark Atkinson's father-Robert Atkinson worked with Geyer at every available opportunity and passed this legacy down to his son. As a young boy Mark started working at his father's shop sweeping and constantly cleaning his tools. Later in life he began his full time career as a HORNSMITH. This career began in playing the Horn with teachers Wendell Hoss, James Decker & 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 his craft with exacting detail while always ready to listen to the players needs and suggestions.