In 2013 I began work in the violin sales and repair industry by working part time at Beau Vinci Violins while a high school student in my native hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. I had the honor to study the craft from Maker and Restorer Cameron Robertson and learn the business side from owners Emily and Mike Dixon durning my time at Beau Vinci. Cameron is a graduate from The Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. He would later move to Atlanta to work at Williams Gengakki Violins under Regie Williams, Ryan McLaughlin and Daniel Medina. I would spend hours after the shop closed to gain as much knowledge as I could from Cameron while also gaining professional hands on experience. In August of 2015 I left Beau Vinci to begin my studies in Double Bass Performance at the Cleveland Institue of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. In the summer of 2016, I had the oppertunity to work at several violin shops across the country, but I choose to work for Stearn's Violins in Hartville, Ohio to execute my professional skills and having the oppertunty to expand my professional knowledge under Rodger and Robert Stearns. 

I continue to advance my training  in restoration techniques on my own and with other luthiers across the country. I am a member of the Michigan Violin Assosiation and frequently attend their monthly technique sessions.  

I have the wonderful oppertunity now to service musicians of the Cleveland community. I have the privilege to service students and faculty at CIM and the Oberlin Conservatory of whom several are also members of The Cleveland Orchestra. 

 

 

 

 

Maxwell Morgan - Shop trained luthier 

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