The VMSA Staff

The Violin Making School of America team brings a combined 70 years of experience of instruction, playing, and repairing violins

Charles Woolf

Charles Woolf

Director, Woodworking Instructor

Mr. Woolf is a graduate of VMSA, worked from 1987 to 1991 in restoration at the Bearden Violin Shop in St. Louis, and has been Head Instructor at VMSA since 1991.

Sanghoon Lee

Sanghoon Lee

Instructor of Varnish, Setup, Art Class

Mr. Lee graduated from VMSA in 2004, and worked in restoration at the Peter Prier violin shop. Mr. Lee was awarded a Silver Medal for Violin Tone at the 2010 Violin Society of America competition.

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Adjunct Woodworking Instructor

Mr. Wilson is active as a professional maker and restorer of the violin family. He has an MA from the University of Chicago focused in Ethnomusicology, and a BA from Guilford College in Music Theory/Composition. He graduated Cum Laude from VMSA in 2012, and worked in restoration for Prier and Sons Violins where he also served as Shop Foreman.

Rosalie MacMillan

Rosalie MacMillan

Violin Playing Teacher

Ms. Macmillan received her Master’s Degree in violin performance from BYU, and has been violin teacher at VMSA since 1998.

Lori Carter

Lori Carter

School Administrator

Mrs. Carter received her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Abilene Christian University in 2003. She has been with VMSA since 2004.