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Lydia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Lydia Byard has over 14 years of teaching experience, and has earned titles, including: U.S. National Scottish fiddle Champion, Grandfather Mountain Fiddling Champion, and first place winner of the Ohion Scottish Games. Her first solo album entitled, "A Peculiar Sense of Humor" was released in 2011. Lydia hold a Masters of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelors of Music in Violin performance from Balwin Wallace University.

Lydia is a passionate music educator. She has been a guest teacher and lecturer at clinics, festivals, and universities across the states and overseas, and has maintained a private studio of violinists, violists, and fiddlers since 2004. She believes in teaching a love of music, and working with students to meet goals that inspire them. All ages are welcome!
Skype lessons available!

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MM Viola Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
University of Louisville
BM Violin Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Baldwin Wallace University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


2008 US National Scottish Fiddling Champion
Sep 2008
Scottish FIRE

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Photo by Lydia B.
Photo by Lydia B.
Photo by Lydia B.
Photo by Lydia B.

Performance at Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute

Playing music for a beautiful beach wedding


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