Dr. Lauretta Werner

Violin Teacher

Lauretta Werner

SAA Member


Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Lauretta Werner began her studies in Suzuki violin at age seven in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Ohio University, a master’s degree in Suzuki violin pedagogy from Ithaca College with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and a doctoral degree in violin performance from West Virginia University. Dr. Werner studied violin with Solomiya Ivakhiv, Stephen Miahky, Mikylah Myers, and Susan Waterbury. In addition to her long-term Suzuki Method training at Ithaca College, Dr. Werner also received short-term training with James Hutchins, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Thomas Wermuth, and Ed Kreitman.

As an active chamber musician, Dr. Werner frequently performs with the West Virginia University Faculty Clarinet Quintet, the Midas String Quartet, the Montani String Quartet, and the ReIgnite Trio. Recent performances occurred in Boston, Nashville, Memphis, Pittsburgh, West Chester, State College, and Fredonia. In the summer of 2019, she performed and taught as a quartet teaching fellow with the Montani String Quartet at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. 

Dr. Lauretta Werner taught as Lecturer of Violin at West Virginia University, as a Suzuki violin instructor at the Pittsburgh Music Academy and the Hope Academy of Music and the Arts in Pittsburgh, and as a teaching fellow at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. Dr. Werner currently teaches as Assistant Professor of Strings at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.