Andrew Dicker is a violinist and teacher based in Kingston ON.
He performs regularly in the violin section of The Kingston Symphony, as Concertmaster of Orchestra Kingston, with The Kingston Baroque Consort, The Melos Baroque Orchestra, and The Kingston Piano Trio. He teaches violin privately at his home studio offering in-person and online lessons and as a violin coach with the Kingston Youth Orchestra.
He received his Master of Music degree from Boston University and his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Toronto. His formal principal teachers were Bayla Keyes, Timothy Ying, and Jacques Israelievitch. His early musical training came from teachers Karma Tomm, Stelth Ng, and Eric Watson.
He teaches using methods based on Kurt Sassmannshaus, Mimi Zweig, and Harvey Whistler. He received his violin pedagogy through workshops at Indiana University and The Suzuki String School of Guelph.
With a passion for music new and old, he has performed in numerous ensembles specializing in jazz, contemporary, and baroque music.
In addition to his private studies, he has studied and performed in masterclasses for renowned artists such as James Ehnes, Scott St. John, Paul Neubauer, Mimi Zweig, Mark Fewer, Yehonatan Berick, Teng Li, Joseph Johnson, Carolyn Huebl, Jonathan Crow, Rhonda Rider, and many others.