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Violin Maker Hilton Lytle Profile (2018)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-04-13

Duration: 00:08:52

Subjects: Lytle, Hilton | Violin | Musical instrument makers | Woodwork | Arts


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Lytle, Hilton Interviewee


This segment from the April 13, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of 95-year-old violin and fiddle maker Hilton Lytle of Monroe, Louisiana. He discusses: how he got his start in making violins; how violins are tuned; the other musical instruments that he has created; and his love of working with children to create their own instruments. Host: James Fox-Smith