Diane Dahl-McCoy earned her Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College and a Master of Arts in Performance from the University of Iowa. She completed her long-term teacher training at the Preucil School with Doris Preucil and joined the faculty in 1983. Ms. Dahl-McCoy taught at the University of Northern Iowa Suzuki School from 1984-85 and was a Visiting Artist Instructor at Cornell College from 1987-1990. She was a member of the Quad-City Symphony from 1982-2004 and has played with Orchestra Iowa from 2005 to the present. She and her husband have three children and live in Iowa City.