Terry Carlin

Terry Carlin, a native of Cleveland, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington.  Soon after graduation, Terry set out to combine her appreciation of great art with her passion for music by pursuing the art of violin making.  She enrolled at The Violin Making School of America,  a four year program dedicated to the art of bowed stringed instrument building,  where she earned the degree of "Luthier".

Following graduation, Terry served her apprecticeship for several years before returning to Cleveland and opening her own shop for sales and service of violin family instruments.  As her business increased, she moved from the Old Arcade in downtown Cleveland to the historic Littly Italy neighborhood which has become a destination for artists, fine restaurants, and great music. Her shop is now located in the Murray Hill Galleries building. The studio is near both Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra, and the equally famous Cleveland Institute of Music.

Marilyn Marks Taylor

Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Marilyn earned her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2012 and her Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2014. Marilyn currently maintains a private teaching studio, and performs with the Akron Symphony and an electro-acoustic ensemble, The ViOS Project. She is a Program Director and faculty member for Coda Mountain Academy Summer Music Festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Marilyn currently resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with her husband, violinist Julian Taylor .


Special thanks to Bill Hufnagle, who has been with Terry Carlin Violins for over 15 years, and has been an active member of Cleveland's music community. We wish him the best as he leaves to spend more time with family. 


Congratulations to Jordyn Boss on the birth of her baby boy! We wish her the best as she spends time with her family.