A native of Lancaster, Ohio, Lydia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Ohio University Honors Tutorial College as well as the Ohio University Certificate in Entrepreneurship. She is currently studying to complete a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy at Texas Christian University. Highlighted artistic achievements include performing as collaborative pianist with the Ohio University Women’s Ensemble at OMEA (2020) and being awarded first place in the 2020 OMTA Graves Adult Piano Duet/Duo competition with duo partner, Olivia Connors. Lydia has performed as a solo artist in various competitions, recitals, churches, and special events, also collaborating with instrumentalists, vocalists, choirs, and dancers.
During her undergraduate career, she held vibrant piano studios in both Lancaster and Athens, Ohio while serving in leadership positions within multiple university organizations. Additionally, her undergraduate capstone thesis, titled Conversations and Collaborations: The Impact of Interdisciplinary Arts in Pre-College Piano Pedagogy was recently published and is available to view online.
Lydia is passionate about piano pedagogy and cultivating the joy of music in others. Through lessons, she strives to encourage and guide each student to reach their fullest potential, inspiring them in their journey to become more creative, fulfilled, and dedicated individuals throughout the various aspects of their lives. She continues to expand her pedagogy experience through her graduate assistantship and various teaching engagements, instructing all ages of students through private lessons, group classes, and online sessions.