Miss. Lauretta M. Werner

Violin Teacher, Student

Lauretta Werner

SAA Member


Morgantown, PA
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Lauretta Werner began her studies in violin at age seven at the Pittsburgh Music Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lauretta has performed in the Brevard Music Festival, the Montecito International Music Festival, the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg, and The Artwork String Festival alongside friend and violinist, Amelia Thornton, in Montana’s Flathead Valley area. In addition to performing, Lauretta is interested in teaching in areas without access to musical instruction and resources. In June 2016, Lauretta taught beginner Suzuki violin in Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic to 34 children between the ages of 4-19 at La Sociedad Cultural Renovación.

Lauretta received a B.M. in Violin Performance from Ohio University where she studied with Stephen Miahky and Solomiya Ivakhiv, and an M.M. in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College where she studied violin with Susan Waterbury and Suzuki Pedagogy with Carrie Reuning-Hummel. In addition to her long-term training with Carrie Reuning-Hummel at Ithaca College, Miss Werner also received short-term Suzuki Method training with James Hutchins, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Tom Wermuth, and Ed Kreitman.

Currently, Miss Werner is a Doctor of Musical Arts Violin student at West Virginia University where she studies with Mikylah McTeer and works as a graduate assistant. In addition to her doctoral study, she teaches at the Pittsburgh Music Academy as a Suzuki violin instructor.