Experienced Performer for All Occasions
Lydia Bandy is a an experienced pianist and Celtic Harp player available for hire at weddings, parties, corporate events, and coffeehouses or similar venues. In addition to numerous private functions, Lydia has appeared in various venues and at area businesses, including Gypsy's Tea Room, Starry Night Bakery, Pour House, events at Baltimore's Marriott Hotel, and luxury golf clubs.
Lydia's music and presence add a professional and polished tone for any event. She offers a flexible repertoire, whether assisting with music selections or to tailoring selections to the occasion. You may wish to review a sampling of music selections or review testimonials from her clients.
Background & Training
Lydia’s passion for the piano is evident from her playing and performing. After picking out cartoon melodies on the piano at an early age, she started formal lessons at age 7, and continued through college. In high school, she advanced to State levels in piano competitions and began teaching, composing and performing at local coffee shops, weddings, and special events. In 2004, Lydia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from McDaniel College, studying classical piano under the guidance of Dr. David Kreider. A former Assistant Piano Teacher to the late Judy Ferencz (President of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association), Lydia has steadily built up a private piano clientele at her Westminster studio and Stu's Music Shop, teaching beginner through advanced level piano lessons. In 2011, Lydia was invited to join the Barnes-Ferencz Competition Committee; she encourages students to participate in this judged memorial competition. Read all about Lydia...
Lydia began writing and performing her own compositions in local coffee houses during high school. "Piano Pearls" - her first recorded album of original compositions featuring light, ambient music – was released in November 2011. You may listen to and purchase "Piano Pearls" on CDBaby.com.
Please feel free to get in touch with Lydia with any questions you may have about her music, teaching, or performing.
"I have been with Ms. Lydia for 7 years because she really cares about the student...She taught me different skills about piano, but also let me learn about composition, jazz and blues. She offers students the chance to participate in different community events and is a nice and compassionate person. I recommend her to anyone interested in learning piano."