Michelle Mastin

Viola, Violin Teacher

SAA Member


Yellow Springs, OH
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I currently offer private lessons in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

I work with students of all ages and levels and specialize in young beginners, 6 and under, and violin to viola switchers. I have experience with very young beginners, starting before their third birthday, to adults, from pre-twinkle to book 10 and beyond.  

I love Suzuki’s philosophy and his belief that all children are capable—that musical ability is not inborn but can be trained in any child. I have attended summer institutes in Columbus, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, and Stanford. My teacher trainers include Cathy Lee, Allan Lieb, Roger Steig, and Elizabeth Stuen-Walker.

In Daly City, I had the opportunity to work with the wonderful program Harmony Project Bay Area, an El-Sistema inspired program providing instrumental classes and ensembles to underserved students in the San Francisco Bay Area. I taught group and private violin classes as well as conducted elementary and middle school level string orchestra.

Now in Yellow Springs, Ohio, I am a member of the Greater Dayton Suzuki Association as well as board member with the Yellow Springs Youth Orchestra Association. I serve as adjunct professor of viola at Cedarville university. My students are involved in local youth orchestras in Springfield and Dayton.