Michelle McManus Welch, Suzuki Violin Instructor
Michelle received her B.M. and M.M in violin performance from American Conservatory of Music. While she attended American Conservatory she played in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as other ensembles in the area. Upon graduating she continued to perform in the Northwest Indiana Symphony.
Michelle completed her Suzuki training with Tom Wermuth, Craig Timmerman, Marge Aber and Kay Slone. She is registered through book eight and has completed several enrichment units of training with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Michelle has taught Suzuki and Traditional violin for over 20 years. She has previously taught at The Suzuki School of Barrington, The Jack Benny Center, Lakes Area Music, Zion Conservatory, Suzuki Academy of Chicago, Park Forest Conservatory, and Trinity International University.
She enjoys teaching students of all ages, and presently teaches students ranging from ages four to adult. Her students have gone to district and state solo orchestra competitions and festivals, and have played in The Midwest Young Artist’s Orchestra, as well as many community, show and school orchestras all around the area.