Since joining the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras in 1987, Ms. Tuttle has become both a prolific performer and prominent teacher in Western Pennsylvania.  Ms. Tuttle plays on a Phillip Injeian custom-built cello made in Pittsburgh, dated 2007, and an Arcus Cadenza carbon-fiber bow.

Paula Tuttle performs as a cellist with a wide variety of ensembles including:

She also gives solo cello performances in Western Pennsylvania and elsewhere.