Owner, Repairs & Restoration, Luthier
Ethan is an expert violinist with over 18 years of experience, and also a skilled luthier with 13 years experience in orchestral instrument repair. A native Floridian, he is excited to bring two full-service instrument shops to the greater Tampa Bay area, a service greatly needed within the stringed community! Ethan is a University of South Florida graduate where he obtained his Bachelor's of Science degree in finance and marketing. Ethan brings a diverse musical background to our team, as he has also played piano for 18 years and has spent the past few years incorporating electric bass into his expertise. Ethan developed his luthier skillset at Atlantic Strings Violin Shop in Melbourne, where he apprenticed under Allen Gatchell and Dereck Coons for several years. Ethan also had the opportunity to study violin with Igor Markstein for 6 years, and was a member of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra for 5 years, where he achieved principal violinist in 2005. He is honored to have been the recipient of many scholarships and accolades during his orchestral career. Ethan provides exceptional customer service to our valued customers, as his diverse background allows him to tailor his approach based on each player's needs, goals, age, and level of expertise. Ethan also handles many other aspects around the shop such as our rental program, participating in community and marketing events, and completing several of the shop's repairs.