Amy Thacker Anderson began her study of the violin at the age of 3. Throughout her youth, she participated in many performing groups including Rocky Mountain Strings, the Wasatch Camerata, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boston Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. She has traveled to Argentina, the Netherlands, Italy, and Brazil as a member of these ensembles. During college, she frequently served as concertmaster of the USU Symphony orchestra. In 2018 she was the winner of the USU concerto competition and made her debut as a soloist with orchestra. She later performed as a soloist with the Murray Symphony. Out of all musical activities, Amy enjoys performing as a soloist, playing chamber music with her friends, and teaching the most. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Violin Performance where she studied with the Fry Street Quartet. She currently studies with Robert Waters.
Amy has been teaching private music lessons for the last eight years. She has also been an orchestra teacher with Mountain West String Academy for the last three years. She enjoys watching her students grow and helping them to develop their sense of musicality. Amy believes that every child can find joy in music. She hopes all her students will develop a life long love for music. In the summer of 2020, she became a licensed Kindermusik educator and is excited to continue learning to be an excellent teacher.