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Diane Dwyer


(406) 580-8477

I began teaching at Music Arts Center with Joan Hall over 25 years ago.  Joan and I spent many hours talking about how nice it would be to have a Center where several teachers and many students could come together and learn how to play an instrument or learn how to sing.    Music Arts Center was born.  I now serve as one of the senior partners in the Center. 


I grew up in a musical family.  My mother taught piano and organ and my father sang and could play all band instruments, his specialty was the saxophone.  I began teaching music theory classes for my mother when I was in high school, over 50 years ago.  This helped me make the decision that teaching was the profession for me.


My husband, two sons and I moved to Bozeman in 1974.  I joined the Symphonic Choir and am still a member.  I have been the Director of the Far Afield group of the Symphony called Bel Canto since 2001.  We are a group of 12 women who perform for small communities around Bozeman and share our gift of song with them.  I joined the choir at Resurrection Parish when we moved here and soon became the Choir Director and still hold that position, among others, at the church. 


I was a member of the Bozeman Piano Teachers Association for many years and served as President.  I am and have been a member of the Montana State Music Teachers Association for 25 years and I am a member of the Southwest Montana Music Teachers Association.

I love teaching!  There is something very special to see a child or an adult student play something that they thought was WAY TOO HARD!  Over the years I am able to see the children mature in their playing as they become young adults.  I see the adults enjoy listening to themselves.  This is what it is all about.  Learning must be fun and challenging at the same time.


Some of the best compliments that I have received over the years, are my students who have gone on to pursue a career in music!

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