In 2013 I started in the violin sales and repair industry by working part time at Beau Vinci Violins while still a high school student in my native hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. I had the honor to study the craft under Award Winning Maker and Restorer Cameron Robertson and learn the business side from owners Emily and Mike Dixon during my time at Beau Vinci. Cameron is a graduate of 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 spent many hours after the shop closed absorbing as much extra knowledge and gaining the most professional hands on experience as I could. 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 opportunity to work at several violin shops across the country, but ultimately chose to work for Stearns' Violins in Hartville, Ohio to continue building my professional skills and take the opportunty to expand my professional knowledge under Rodger and Robert Stearns. 

I continue to advance my knowledge and practice of the finest restoration techniques in use today, both on my own and with other luthiers across the country. I attend the Oberlin, Ohio Restoration Workshop and am a member of the Michigan Violin Association, frequently attending their monthly technique sessions.  

I have the wonderful opportunity now to serve musicians of the Cleveland community, including students and faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music ("CIM"), Case Western Reserve University ("CWRU"), Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory, many independent teachers, students, members of regional orchestras, and of course, many of the string players in the distinguished Cleveland Orchestra. 

 

 

 

 

Maxwell Morgan - Shop Trained Luthier 

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