I entered violin making school in 1989 and have been working as a violin maker and restorer since then. I completed the North Bennet Street School's 3 year violin making and restoration program in 1992, studying with Arthur Toman and Marilyn Wallin. I also spent one summer at the Oberlin Stringed Instrument Restoration Workshop, learning from Vahakn Nigogosian, Horatio Pineiro, Kenneth Meyer, and Yung Chin.
I have been fixing things my entire life. Even when I was 3 years old family members would give me things to take apart, tinker with, and sometimes even fix. The parents of my elementary school friends would keep lists of things for me to repair when I came for a visit. If you have an instrument in need of a repair, or even some Je ne sais quoi, drop me a line and let's see what can be done.
Yes, I play music too. I am currently a member of the band Miles To Go. We are a five piece group playing mostly a mix of Celtic and jazz music. We have a vocalist and also play flute, guitar, violin, octave violin, mandolin, hand drums, percussion, bass, and harmonica. I play mostly violin, bass, and octave violin, with an occasional stint on guitar, mandolin, or vocals. If you're looking for a band for your event, please give me a call. If you'd like to be on our mailing list, please send a blank e-mail to
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