I’ve always loved working with my hands, and I feel privileged to be able to combine craft with my passion for classical music. I trained as a classical cellist before attending violin making school. This experience allows me to better understand what is right for the player and the instrument.
I take special pride in running a one man operation, I employ no apprentices or outsource work to contractors. When working with me, you can be guaranteed a high degree of personal attention.
- Currently: Repairman/restorer, Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instrument, Newton, MA.
- Repairman/restorer, Carriage House Violins of Reuning* & Son Violins, Newton, MA.
- Repairman/restorer, Johnson String Instrument, Newton, MA.
- Apprentice to Paul Wiessmeyer*, Wiessmeyer Violins, Boston, MA.
- Apprentice to William Monical*, William Monical & Son, New York, NY.
- Graduate, Violin Making & Repair. North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA. Roman Barnas*, instructor.
- Attendee, repair/restoration seminar given by Hans Nebel*, North Adams, MA.
*Member and/or Founder of American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.
- Training in modern & baroque cello, viola da gamba, chamber music, orchestra, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. Cathy Meints, Jay Humeston, Gregory Fulkerson, instructors.
- Cello & chamber music studies, Conservatoire Régional de Rennes, Rennes, France.
- Attendee, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Oberlin, OH.
- Attendee, Domaine Forget Festival, St. Irénée, Quebec.
- Cello studies in Maryland with Barbara Brown and DC Youth Orchestra.
When not occupied in the workshop, I enjoy gardening, cooking, skiing, and bicycling.
Colleagues & Friends
- David T. Van Zandt, maker in Seattle. www.vanzandtviolins.com
- The Viola da Gamba Society of America. www.vdgsa.org
- Student cello repertoire recordings by Barbara Brown.www.apprenticemusic.com
- Early Music America. www.earlymusic.org
- Colin Skofield logo designed by Alex Fram