Christian Rapp, Melissa Collins, Tom Zheng
Melissa Collins, STRING REPAIR TECHNICIAN
Melissa Collins is a violin maker living in Salt Lake City, Utah. A graduate of the Violin Making School of America, she has long been interested in the relationship that exists between fine craftsmanship and the science of sound. This interest influences every step of her violin making process. From the initial selection and sourcing of wood up to the final set up of an instrument, Melissa utilizes her experience as both a luthier and a musician to craft instruments that look and sound beautiful. She brings this same interest and focus to her work doing instrument repairs, restorations and fine set ups at Summerhays Music. She recognizes that the relationship between a musician and their instrument is a precious one and she aims to provide players with instruments that will truly allow them to shine.