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"Skip the Repeat" is a podcast hosted by pianist Kai Talim. Through storytelling, we discover how these artists and creatives came to be the people they are today. Enjoy!

Jan 29, 2018

Seattle violin maker Michael Reis was not always a luthier. Michael talks to Kai about his journey from being an engineer at Lockheed Martin and working on projects for NASA to becoming engrossed in the art of violin making and attending a trade school for it in Cremona, Italy. They also talk about how he got his job working for Chicago violin shop Carl Becker & Sons at the very last minute before a self-imposed deadline, and how he navigates the tricky waters of being a newcomer in a violin making field where old instruments reign supreme.