A Patient, Caring Teacher
"I believe piano lessons should be enjoyable! I focus on sight-reading, technique, ear training, composition and theory, teaching various styles to unlock a love for playing the piano. I encourage my students to perform and hold annual recitals and performances that they may participate in. My goal is for each student to walk away with a new passion for music!"
~ Lydia Bandy
From her Westminster studio, Lydia Bandy teaches beginner through advanced level piano lessons to students from age 6 through adult.
Lydia supports her students' performance through recitals and competitions, including opportunities to play live at Starry Night Bakery, the Clavinova Festival, and recitals at McDaniel College, among other locations. These performances give students the chance to showcase their improvement and learn to perform in non-threatening, enjoyable settings. Parents and students agree that Lydia has a talent for teaching, as noted in her client testimonials.
Background & Experience
With a lifelong love for music and the piano, Lydia progressed from a small child playing cartoon melodies through formal lessons and competitions into an accomplished pianist and composer. During high school, Lydia also became Assistant Piano Teacher to the late Judy Ferencz, the former President of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association. In 2004, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from McDaniel College in 2004, after studying classical piano under Dr. David Kreider. Since graduation, Lydia has steadily built up a private piano clientele, which currently includes over 55 students. 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...
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"Having Lydia play for our wedding was wonderful. She is flexible, both with timing and music selection, and plays beautifully. She suggested typical wedding music, but also easily performed an untraditional wedding song. I highly recommend having Lydia perform at your wedding or special event."