Mike Murray grew up on a small farm in Woodville, Idaho. He attended BYU-Hawaii and received a degree in business and a minor in art. After working in Human Resources for a time, Mike decided he needed a career that validated him in a different way and employed skills that allowed a more creative outlet. He excitedly attended the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City from September 2012-2015. It was the perfect fit! Mike officially graduated in April 2016 and received the certificate of Luthier. Since then he has continued learning and refining his skills as a repair and restoration technician at Peter Prier and Sons Violins.