Michelle Metty

Viola, Violin Teacher

Michelle Metty

SAA Member


State College, PA
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Michelle began learning violin at eight years old, and has been playing the viola since she was fifteen. She attended the State University of New York at Fredonia for her undergraduate studies, where she took viola lessons with David Rose and earned a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, graduating Summa cum laude. Michelle attended Ithaca College with a graduate assistantship and now holds a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy and Viola Performance, and is a member of the Alpha Nu chapter of Phi Kappa Lambda, the national honors society for music. At Ithaca College, she studied viola with Kyle Armbrust and Suzuki Pedagogy with Carrie Reuning-Hummel. In addition to her long-term Suzuki training, Michelle has also taken Suzuki violin training units with Kimberly Meier-Sims and James Hutchins and two supplemental curses with Ed Kreitman. She is registered for eight units of Suzuki Violin. 

​In addition to teaching, Michelle enjoys performing as a solo, orchestral, and chamber musician. She loves learning and performing contemporary pieces just as much as works from the Baroque period and all music in between. In her teaching, Michelle hopes to inspire passion and love of all music, foster individuality, and provide a positive, nurturing environment for creativity and learning.