Evergreen Workshop has been in business for over a decade providing fine stringed instruments, cases and bows for sale along with sheet music and accessories. Evergreen Workshop also offers string instrument rentals to those who are not ready to purchase as well as providing top-notch instrument set-up and repair.
Service Is Our Priority!
Located in Newport News’ City Center at Oyster Point, the shop caters to musicians of all playing levels. Service is our priority, whether a musician is purchasing or renting an instrument or having an instrument repaired.
Owner and violin maker, Terry Allen, graduated from Boston’s North Bennett Street School of Violin Making in 1995.
Following graduation, the Newport News native continued his education guided by several of the country’s master violin makers.
Referring to this time as “graduate school,” Terry refined his skills in the art of violin making, instrument set-up and repair.
While in these shops, he worked with professional musicians, teachers and students, all with the goal of maximizing the sound and playability of each instrument.
Terry has not rested on his laurels. He continues to increase his knowledge of violins and violin making through his association with the Violin Society of America.
In addition, Terry continues to gain specific and practical skills by attending Violin Restoration Workshops at Oberlin College as well as other skill-specific workshops around the country.