Paul Cheng is a senior member of the Repairs and Restorations department at Shar Products Company. He joined the company in 2000, working first as a sales representative before transitioning to his current role as a technician. As a well-regarded violinist and violaist, Paul regularly performs professionally and maintains a private teaching studio. He brings this expertise as a player to his craft as a luthier, with particularly refined skills in tonal adjustment and set up work, and in varnish and touch-up restorations. Paul continues to expand his knowledge of all facets of the tradition as a member of the Violin Society of America and as a regular participant in the Oberlin Restoration Workshop. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Liz and their four children.