Joe Dyvig

Elementary Strings

Mr. Dyvig

Smiling family with string instruments

Pre-twinkle songs


Intro to note reading slideshow

Playlist for pages one through six

4th Grade Violin Note Reading Quiz

4th Grade Viola Note Reading Quiz

4th Grade Cello Note Reading Quiz

Joe Dyvig teaches orchestra at Olympia High School and beginning strings at Pioneer Elementary School and Centennial Elementary School. In the Olympia School District he previously taught at Capital High School, Jefferson Middle School and various elementary schools. Joe has been active as both an orchestra and band teacher. Past teaching assignments include teaching jazz band and orchestra at both Inglemoor High School and Ferndale High School. He started his career in the Monroe Public Schools teaching middle school band at Hidden River Middle School. Joe achieved National Board Certified Teacher status in 2010.

He earned his Masters of Music Education degree in 2007 from the University of North Texas where he was a teaching assistant to Jeff Bradetich, as well as the master teacher for the University String Project. His undergraduate work was at the University of Washington. In 1998 he was named a Mary Gates Scholar and Grant recipient for his volunteer work as the director of the second jazz band at Woodinville High School, his alma mater. At the University of Washington he studied double bass with Barry Lieberman and both tuba and conducting with Tim Salzman. Joe is active in the Washington Music Educators Association. His Capital High School Symphony Orchestra performed at the 2014 WMEA conference. He was the organizing chair for the 2015 NAfME All-Northwest Orchestra and served in the same role for the 2004 and 2010 WMEA All-State Chamber Orchestras. Joe was president of the San Juan Music Educators Association (2004-2006), has presented at the WMEA and Northwest NAfME conference, is a staff member of the Birch Bay String Teachers Workshop and is active as an adjudicator throughout Western Washington. He is currently serving on the WMEA board as the orchestra curriculum officer. Working with a group of dedicated staff members Joe created the Lake Samish Music Camp in Bellingham, which had its inaugural summer in 2010. Joe plays double bass in Symphony Tacoma, and lives in rural Thurston County with his wife Lisa and two children, Jorie and Luke.