Miss. Lauretta M. Werner

Violin Teacher

Lauretta Werner

SAA Member


Pittsburgh, PA
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Lauretta Werner began her studies in violin at age seven at the Pittsburgh Music Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has performed in the Brevard Music Festival, the Montecito International Music Festival, the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg, and the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. 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 to 34 children between the ages of 4 to 19 at La Sociedad Cultural Renovación in Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic.

Lauretta received a B.M. in Violin Performance from Ohio University where she studied with Stephen Miahky and Solomiya Ivakhiv, and a 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, Thomas Wermuth, and Ed Kreitman.

Currently, Lauretta is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Violin Performance at West Virginia University where she studies with Mikylah Myers and works as a graduate assistant. In addition to her doctoral study, she teaches at the Pittsburgh Music Academy as a Suzuki violin teacher.