Kile Hill studied cello as a child and became interested in building instruments after watching a PBS documentary on violin making in Cremona. He studied cello performance at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and while in college, he worked with Richard Fowkes & Company, building and installing hand-crafted pipe organs. That work and craftsmanship reinforced his interest in making instruments, and in 2000 he enrolled in the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Hill has worked with Scoggins & Scoggins Violins, Ryan Soltis, and Stephanie Voss in Atlanta. He currently works from a home studio in McMinnville, Oregon.