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Jan Hampton

Jan Hampton

Jan founded Jan Hampton Violins in 1993 and has repaired and restored violin family instruments for over a decade. She has studied violin and bow restoration with masters of the trade, including: Violin Institute at the University of New Hampshire; Horst Kloss, Master violin maker; Lynn Hannings, Master bow maker; and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with Hans Nebel, Master violin maker.

Jan attended Virginia Commonwealth University studying Classical Guitar performance in the Masters of Music program. She is a member of the Violin Society of America.

Suzanne is a member of ASTA and a board member for the Chamber Music Society of Central VA.

Natalie Frontiero

Natalie Frontiero

Natalie loved playing the violin in elementary school, but she went to middle and high schools with no strings programs and she pursued other interests at university. Eventually she decided music should be more than a hobby and returned to VCU to earn a Bachelor of Music Education. She taught middle school orchestra before coming to work for Jan Hampton Violins. She is a member of the VCU Community Guitar Ensemble, plays cello with FHASE, and teaches private guitar lessons.