Lydia Lucas

Lydia L.

Arlington, MA

About Lydia L.

Background check: Last verified 09/01/2016
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Lydia teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

I have experience teaching percussion to children from preschool through adults in their early thirties. I have recently graduated with a master’s degree in performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where I had a two-year timpani assistantship to perform with the orchestra, had intense marimba and mallet training, along with drum set, and various orchestral percussion instruments.

For fun, I enjoy hand-drumming for some of the Boston Ballet’s modern dance classes. My passion and enthusiasm to share my knowledge of percussion is what makes me a great candidate for this position.

Learning a percussion instrument should be a balance of hard work and fun. I have a strong passion for teaching because I have been lucky enough to have had great music teachers. I feel that teaching and sharing music with others is the most important thing that a musician can do. My students produce great results, each overcoming their own set of obstacles and completing goals set specifically for their musical development. I hope to engage students in a structured yet fun and interactive environment in which they can approach any drum, marimba, triangle, tambourine, bicycle horn, cymbal, timpani, etc. in a confident manner to make the most of their learning experience.

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Education

Master's of Music: Modern American Music - Percussion

Sep 2014 - May 2016
Longy School of Music of Bard College

Bachelor of arts in Music

Sep 2009 - May 2014
Salem State University

Awards

New England Intercollegiate Band Solo and Ensemble Award

Mar 2012
New England Intercollegiate Band
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2 Reviews on Lydia L.

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Natalie Sep 28, 2016
Percussion · In studio
Lydia was very welcoming and kind, and put me at ease during our first lesson. She knew I wanted to work on mallet percussion, and had a lesson plan ready for me on the marimba. She moved at a pace that worked for me, and I already feel as though I have learned some basics. I'm excited to continue my lessons with her!
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Mike Sep 1, 2016
Marimba · In studio
Lydia's teaching style is fantastic! As an older learner, she was very patient and understanding with me while still helping me reach my goals. She taught me many different ways of playing and different styles. It is a pleasure to be taught by such a remarkable percussionist!
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