H. Ross Hill, Luthier, B.Ed

Luthier Ross Hill has been working on string instruments for over 50 years and is well known throughout Canada for his outstanding knowledge and craftsmanship. At age 10, Ross made his first violin under the tutelage of Ragnar Helin. Ross made 7 instruments under Helin’s direction and won awards for each of these instruments. He has made in excess of 400 instruments: violins, violas, cellos, classical and steel string guitars. Ross has also made 6 Baroque violins, 1 Baroque viola, 1 Baroque cello, 2 Baroque Bows and assisted with the making of a Viola da Gamba. Ross has a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of British Columbia and taught at the secondary level for thirty years. He also has a thriving business - Aeolian Strings – specializing in string instrument repair and restoration as well as instrument sales and rentals.