Lydia Haywood

Lydia H.

Croton, OH
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Lesson Details

Harp

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching harp lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age.
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About

Lydia passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Lydia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4+

Teaching since:
January 2004

Lydia started her musical journey at age 8 with piano and later adding harp when she was 12. She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching piano and harp lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age.

Currently Lydia is a full-time professional harpist and music teacher maintaining a studio of 40 students. Lydia has performed well over 800 times in Columbus and the surrounding areas and has recorded 3 CDs of her beautiful music. She is the principal harpist for the Cardinal Health Chamber Orchestra and also plays with the orchestra at Northwest Bible Church.

Lydia enjoys sharing the gift of music with others and seeing their joy from being able play for themselves.

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14 years experience

2 optional recitals per year (Spring and Christmas)

Ages 4 through adult

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Experience

Teacher
May 2003 - Present
The Elegant Harp

Private Harp and Piano Lessons

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Spring Recital

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Christmas Harp Solo
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26 Reviews

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Aparanji Dec 15, 2017
Piano · Online

very good instructor. For a novice as me, Lydia is perfect .

Deborah G. Nov 16, 2017
Harp · Online

Lydia is very professional and a good instructor. I am enjoying her class very much.

Wolfgang Aug 30, 2017
Harp · Online

First lesson went FAR better than I would have predicted. I needed help accessing Lydia, on line. She was helpful and patient. It worked! I look forward to being a harp candidate for a chair at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There may be one open during my harp tutelage with Lydia.

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Jason G. Jul 28, 2017
Piano · In studio

Lydia is super nice and knowledgeable. It's clear she knows exactly what she is doing and how to ensure the best results from her lessons. I'm really excited to continue learning from her.

Wanda Jul 21, 2017
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We love how patient she is with our daughter. Our daughter looks forward to seeing Lydia and her lessons.

Wanda Jul 13, 2017
Harp · Online

Ella Apr 28, 2017
Harp · Online

Lydia is great with my 7 year old! Very patient and kind.

Jennifer Apr 6, 2017
Harp · Online

Lydia is great with my 7 year old. She is calm and patient and i really like the book she recommended we use. My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson!

Jennifer Mar 31, 2017
Harp · Online

Ronald Feb 9, 2017
Harp · Online

Firouze A. Dec 12, 2016
Harp · Online

She was fine

Joseph Jun 27, 2016
Piano · In home

Thanks Lydia!

Joseph Jun 27, 2016
Piano · In home

Thanks Lydia!

James S. Nov 17, 2015
Piano · In studio

My first lesson was great. She helped me gain a lot of confidence as to whether or not I could learn to play. Can't wait until my next lesson

Regan & Rylee W. Oct 20, 2015
Harp · Online

Lydia helped rekindle my daughters' desire for harp. They were progressing so slowly with their previous instructor and were becoming bored. They are both very excited to have Lydia.

Ronnie S. Aug 18, 2015
Piano · In home

I would like to personally thank Lydia for all her guidance during the last few months. I have learn a lot and even did a piano performance in front of people. Her teaching methods are adaptive and flexible, any student would be happy to have her a instructor.

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Dennis K. Aug 12, 2015
Harp · In studio

Lydia is a great instructor. I am a beginning student and I think l I learned a lot in the first session. I really enjoyed the lesson. She has inspired me to learn to play the harp and to practice every day. I am looking forward to my next lesson. I would recommend Lydia to any prospective student..
Dennis

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Michelle H. Jul 30, 2015
Harp · Online

I think Lydia is the perfect instructor for my six year old daughter. Very personable and friendly! It takes a special person to be able to teach children. Lydia has to gift to do that.

Sasha H. Jul 14, 2015
Harp · Online

Lydia is a friendly teacher who cares about establishing good technique and habits. We are very happy with her instruction.

Ronnie S. Sep 25, 2014
Piano · In studio

As a adult leaner, I want to say that she is patient, easy to understand and relates well to new people. A good teacher who likes sharing knowledge.

Anita B. Sep 24, 2014
Piano · In home

Lydia taught my daughter both harp and piano for 8 years. She is an excellent teacher. I could not have asked for better. Lydia is extremely musical, and is professional, yet down-to-earth, kind and friendly. She is very patient and has pleasant to be around. She has recorded CD's of her harp music, has played with orchestras, and has attended many music study programs. Her musical ability is superior and she LOVES to share her the joy of playing both harp and piano to others. Lydia is also flexible with the pieces she teaches. She is very good at teaching the classical pieces and exercises, but also can teach pop and other genres. She has two recitals a year which are in a relaxed atmosphere but still give the student the performance experience. GREAT TEACHER!

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LGMJ P. Sep 23, 2014
Harp · Online

Years ago, Lydia was kind enough to try Skype lessons with us, given we are 8-9 hours away from her. We sought a Bible believing, Faith-oriented Christian Harp teacher and she was it! We have been delighted with her teaching, her love for music and for working with the students. We have had the privilege of watching her play in the Orchestra and, traveling the 8-ish hours for Spring and Fall recital and hearing her play with the students and encourage the students on their playing in the recitals. She even recently coached us through a pedal harp purchase and her help was invaluable. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for piano and or Harp instruction.

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Angela M. Mar 21, 2014
Piano ·

Effective Teacher

Lydia has taught my son piano for 10 years, demonstrating patience from the time he was three and successfully encouraging him to continue playing into his teen years. She is always professional, punctual, and courteous, and is extremely proficient in communicating her considerable knowledge and love of music.

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Lisa B. Mar 5, 2014
Piano ·

The Perfect Teacher for my daughter

My daughter took Piano lessons with Lydia from the time she was in the first grade until she entered Jr. High school, when other interests became a higher priority. She also took 1 year of harp simultaneously with her piano lessons. She absolutely adored Lydia as a teacher, and I was pleased to have her in such skilled, patient and capable hands. I was pleased with her progress and always delighted to hear her perform her skills at the 2 recitals each year. I was a particular fan of the Christmas recital at the nursing home. I loved that it also taught the students a little bit about giving back to others.

I highly recommend Lydia.

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lori G. Feb 26, 2014
Piano ·

Super teacher

My nine year old son has been taking piano lessons for two years from Lydia.
Our experience has been great. She is good at keeping him motivated to practice and make progress thru a creative reward system. She always demonstrates patience and professionalism while working with him.
It is a good learning environment for adults and children. I also appreciate her scheduling flexibility.

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Tom B. Feb 26, 2014
Piano ·

Awesome Teacher and Great Person!

We have been taking lessons with Lydia for about 8 years total now. My daughter took piano lessons for 5 years and my son for 4 years. Both kids started at about kindergarten age. Lydia also gave piano and harp lessons to my wife for about 2 years.

Lydia is very patient and flexible. For example, she is willing to let my son explore songs on the piano that he is interested in, even though these aren’t necessarily part of her original lesson plan. Also, Lydia uses the piano dollar approach, which really helps to motivate the kids to work hard.

We highly recommend Lydia for piano and harp lessons for kids of all ages and adults!

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