Department of Music

Rob Lyda

Rob Lyda

Instructor
220 Goodwin Music Building
334-844-3185

Dr. Rob Lyda earned the BME at Troy University and the MEd and Ph.D. in Music Education from Auburn University. Throughout his career, he has taught music classes for students in grades K - undergraduate.  Currently, Dr. Lyda is the music teacher at Cary Woods Elementary.  He has won awards for his work in the classroom including Rookie Teacher of the Year, Cary Woods and Notasulga High Teacher of the Year, and the Macon County Schools Teacher of the Year.  In addition to his academic degrees, he has earned certification in Kodály, World Music Drumming, TI:ME, is an Orff-Schulwerk (Levels I-III) certified teacher, and holds Master Level Certification in Orff-Schulwerk.  Dr. Lyda regularly presents sessions and research on technology integration, creativity, and general music education at state, regional, and national conferences.  He holds memberships in the Alabama Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, American Orff Schulwerk Association, College Music Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and the National Band Association.  Dr. Lyda serves as the Chair of NAfME’s Council for General Music Education, Secretary of the Elementary Division and Advocacy Chair of the Alabama Music Educators Association, and on the Alabama State Superintendent's Teacher Cabinet.

Last Updated: October 26, 2018