Don Norris travels all around the U.S. teaching silver solder classes. This report is intended to give anyone interested a “heads up” that some of his classes are a flop!!! He left our class with uncompleted projects. Even after class ran over a couple of hours students still did not complete their projects because the man is arrogant and likes to talk about himself not silversmithing. You get to hear this bull whether you want to or not at the cost of $200 (basic class). I have been told some of his classes are good; this report is just to let you know ours was awful. We did finally get to silver solder but was too late to learn everthing.
He also sells DVD’s and they are not quality DVD’s. Another disappointment. They may or may not run on your DVD player. Mine runs with Windows media player but the quality is awful…copied too many times? And then there’s all the blabbering again. He solders the old fashion way and according to him it is the only way. He’s unprofessional and overbearing with no respect for the businesses where he teaches. If you are interested in taking one of his classes or offering one of his classes please tell him you are aware of problems with past classes. I’ll never let him teach at my place again. I contacted him about my disappointment in the class but never heard back. Some other business owners have told me the same thing. I hope they post here too.
When you go to his website it’s unorganized. This is how he teaches his class….unorganized. His site is: www.learnsilver.com
Hope this helps someone save their time and money.