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Violin Repair Program - Instructors

• Lisbeth Nelson Butler (Taught at MSC Southeast 1990-2017)

Lisbeth Nelson Butler began teaching in the String Instrument Repair Program at MSC Southeast in January of 1990. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in violin performance, graduated from the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, and received a Master’s in Educational Leadership. Before coming to Minnesota, she ran her own violin shop in Des Moines and played in the Des Moines Symphony.

In her own words:

“My goal is for our students to go to the best shops in the world and be ready to work — and then to continue a lifetime of learning.”



Lisbeth Nelson Butler
Lisbeth Nelson Butler