Anthony Dyer, Head Instructor

Started Playing at 6 yrs old

Teaching Experience
20(+)yrs

Education
MM Violin Perf. and Lit
BM Violin Perf.

Expertise
Nurturing Artistry
Practicing Concepts
Violin Fingerings

Favorite Works
Brahms’ Violin Concerto
Sibelius’ Violin Concerto
Prokofieff’s Violin Concerto (1&2)

Favorite Hobbies
capoeira
chess
flyfishing

Favorite Links
Community Music Center
Portland Youth Philharmonic
Metropolitan Youth Symphony
Concord Music Supply
Southwest Strings

In the journey to artistry, your vehicle is joy, time, and dedication.

Anthony Dyer is the owner and head instructor of the Artist Violin Studio. He performs as a tenured first violinist in Eugene Symphony and Portland Chamber Orchestras. Also a former member of the Oregon Ballet Theater and Oregon Mozart Players , he continues to be an active freelancer in the state of Oregon. Since 2003, he has been on faculty as a violin and viola instructor at the Community Music Center in southeast Portland.

Mr. Dyer began teaching the violin over 20 years ago. His desire is to distill and pass on the inspired knowledge he has acquired from the many amazing pedagogues that graced his life.  His best teachers imparted a sense of duty towards their students, as if to say: “since you are going to do this, you might as well do it right”. 

He believes there is a ‘zen’ of self discovery to be found in playing an instrument well and that this is the journey to artistry.

Favorite Musicians 
Yo Yo Ma
Hillary Hahn
Jascha Heifetz 

Esteemed Pedagogues
Lori Ulanova
Joseph Genualdi
Eugene Drucker
Kathyrn Lucktenberg

Favorite Quote
“First see it, and then be it...It's all about the love.”