The first years in Canada, Sibylle spent much of her time on repairs and maintenance work, eventually taking on complex rebuilding and restoring tasks. A number of charming but battered old celli were rebuilt, gently wrestled into shape and re-adjusted to play during this period in her career. Sibylle has also done work for Canadian city shops such as the Sound Post in Toronto, Wilder & Davies in Montreal and the Vancouver violin shop.
Today she enjoys maintenance work and bow repairs for the musicians of her community in Grey Bruce counties, and takes on occasional restoration challenges. She maintains contact with makers/restorers across the country and has participated in the Banff Restoration courses.
Sibylle offers an annual free checkup
to her own instruments.