A fifth generation Washingtonian, Mr. Wynford Lyddane began his formal musical training at age 5 as a boy soprano at the Washington
National Cathedral. There he sang under the direction of Paul Calloway, Richard
Dirksen and Douglass Major, including services and concerts for many years. His
formal piano training started shortly thereafter. Studying under Victoria K.
Pyle led to years of performances and competitions, including performing
concerti with orchestras.
Studying at George Mason University allowed Mr. Lyddane to study piano with the
esteemed Elvin Schmitt, a protege of Alfred Cortot, Tobias Matthay, and Vlado
Perlemuter. Graduate studies were at the University of California Santa Barbara
and the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. Other teachers have included
Betty Oberacker, Luiz de Maura Castro, Rosalyn Tureck, and Martin Canin.
Wynford has a deep passion for teaching piano. He has a strong belief in music
as a fundamental element of education and life. The rewards come not only from
students’ performances here and abroad and receiving awards, but their continued pursuit
of music as a lifelong endeavor. He taught undergraduate students at UCSB and
the Hartt School. He has had private studios in Connecticut, Boston, and now in
Mr. Lyddane has performed not only in the United States but in England, Germany,
Austria and Italy. He specializes in performing repertoire from Bach to the