Ian Haegele is a seasoned Luthier at Luther Strings. He is also a Teaching Artist of Luther Strings Academy.
Ian is typically working upstairs in the repair workshop, but you can occasionally witness him coming downstairs to deliver finished repairs or to teach.
As a musician and string player himself, Ian gives each customer’s needs, as well as their instrument’s needs, the utmost consideration. He wants each instrument to be able to play and sound the best that it can, and takes great care and effort in the maintenance and/or repair work done on every instrument.
Whether you are simply looking for string suggestions, need seams glued, have minor/major repair work to be done, or anything else string-related, you can find Ian in the repair workshop, ready to help you out.
Ian Haegele started learning Double Bass in 2004. He has a BM in string performance (CU Boulder ’14), a MM in string performance (UNC Greeley ‘18), as well as a MM Performance Certificate from the Bluegrass and Studies program at UNC Greeley. Music has taken him all around the U.S. and to countries abroad. Included in the places he’s gone to and performed are: USA, Canada, France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Though his studies focused on orchestral, chamber, and solo repertoire, Ian has always had a passion for bluegrass and folk music. He performs regularly with Bluegrass/Country/Americana bands Thunder and Rain, Long Road Home, and The Martin Gilmore Trio. He also continues to perform with orchestras and musical ensembles in the Front Range, and subs regularly with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. Other groups Ian has performed onstage with include The Jeff Austin Band, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, K.C. Groves, Masontown, The Lonesome Days, and many others.