Todd Goldenbberg’s path to becoming a violin maker began with a degree in botany from the University of New Hampshire. Todd began to pursue his passion by moving to Portland Oregon where he studied with guitar maker Rob Ehlers. A move to Chicago was intended to expand his training in guitar-making, but, once there, Todd was hired at Bein and Fushi and he has been a violin maker ever since.
Todd next moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he began a nine-year tenure with Shar Products Company. Working closely with David Burgess. In 1987 Todd settled in North Berwick, Maine and opened his own violin studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Todd has taught violin making at the North Bennett Street School in Boston. He was part of a co-operative group of violin makers in Waltham, Massachusetts where he worked alongside other New England makers. The wonderful camaraderie Todd experienced was marked by intense exchanges of ideas about all facets of violin making. Within this violin makers’ community, Todd expanded his repertory of instrument making techniques and developed new perspectives on his craft.
Finally, in 2003 Todd built a violin shop across the road from his North Berwick, Maine lakeside home. Here he works as a violin, viola and cello maker. Todd has been awarded a silver medal for cello tone In V.S.A sponsored international competition in 2006. Todd currently is a board member of the Violin Society for America. In addition, he restores and repairs instruments for musicians throughout the New England area.
To see pictures of the workshop please visit the workshop page.