My name is Wes Dyring, but my Colombian brother-in-law nicknamed me Wesito. I compose my own music for Wesito & Friends and have been playing with the Seattle Symphony since 1986. In addition to my love of playing music, I’m an active member of the Baha’i Faith and love to cycle, cross-country ski, walk, climb stairs, lift weights, and practice archery.
Every child has a musical potential that can be brought out through supportive parents, a healthy environment, and good teachers.
Music Education History
Bachelor of Music in Viola – Michigan State University
Master of Music and Performer’s Certificate in Viola – Eastman School of Music
My love of music began at age 7 when I saw violin virtuoso Michael Rabin play a recital. I began playing piano almost immediately afterwards and had composed my first piece of music within two years. At Michigan State, I studied viola and violin with Lyman Bodman. During my time as an undergraduate, I also studied with Karen Tuttle at the Aspen Music School. Then I became a student of Francis Tursi at Eastman. Throughout my career, I’ve learned to play 14 instruments and played with orchestras around the world. I currently love teaching at my thriving private studio in addition to my position in the Seattle Symphony.