Robina Miller


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NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music

Robina Miller opened Swing City Music with her husband, in London, England, in the days following World War II. During the time of the record shortage in the UK, Swing City offered American music, beginning with service records known as V-Discs (Victory Discs). In order to make a few extra dollars the couple would take in instrument repairs. In order not to give away that there were only two employees and that all repair work would be farmed out for a fee, they would often take the instrument upstairs, talk to themselves before returning with an estimate. After a full career outside of music, Robina returned in her retirement as a docent for the NAMM Foundation’s  Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA.