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 Washington, D.C.

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 Romantics.


Wynford Lyddane