NCMTA Past President Kent Lyman Honored
NCMTA Past President Dr. Kent Lyman inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony took place at the La Guardia Marriott Hotel in New York City on October 5, 2023. The next day, inductees were treated to a VIP tour of the Steinway factory in Queens. About 50 inductees were recognized for the class of 2023.
This program was begun by Steinway in 2019. Every two years, Steinway dealerships from around the country are invited to nominate a teacher in their jurisdiction whose “passionate commitment to teaching and inspiring young people in their study of piano music is commendable and rare.”
NCMTA members will be familiar with the names of prior inductees, whose names appear on the Wall of Fame in the Steinway factory: Florence Ko and Cynthia Lawing (2019); Peter Kairoff and Keiko Sekino (2021).