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 maine violin makerChicago 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.