From an early age, Garth has been involved in music and woodworking, but his passion lies in the creative process of making instruments from the violin family.
In 2004, Garth decided to advance his skills and began his education as a violin maker and repairer at the prestigious Newark School of Violin Making and Repair in England. During this time, he had the opportunity to study violins, violas, and cellos from the workshops of Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati, and others. These occasions inspired Garth in his own work and he went on to graduate with Distinction and Highest Honours.
After graduating, Garth worked together with luthiers Susanna Collins and Seisuke Kawamura. Additional guidance from master luthier Glen A. Collins was invaluable in achieving the sound, look, and feel of professional quality instruments.
Garth now works out of his shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba.