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 string instrument building where she earned the degree of "Luthier".
Following graduation, Terry served her apprenticeship 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 Little 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.
Bill has been associated with Terry Carlin Violins for over 15 years and works as the office manager. He has been an active member of Cleveland's music community, serving as an usher and tour guide at Severance Hall, and as a violist and past member of the Heights Chamber Orchestra.
Outside of work, Bill devotes his time to help feed the hungry of Cleveland's inner city. He assists in providing a community meal every Thursday evening, and one Saturday a month he helps with food distribution.
Jordyn studied viola at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and now plays professionally as a member of the Akron Symphony, and is a substitute member of the Canton Symphony and Blue Water Chamber Orchestra. Jordyn is in charge of our rental program and tries to keep the lid on everything else at Terry Carlin Violins.