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Teachers at the Old Town School

Lydia Martin


Lydia Martín (they/them) is a multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years of musical experience and over 15 years of teaching experience. They received a BFA in percussion from California Institute of the Arts, and a MA in Music Composition for Mills College. They have performed in over 20 musical ensembles including Silk Mother, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, and the Chicago Balinese Gamelan. Thay have also performed with many notable musicians like Pauline Oliveros, Vinny Golia, and Joe La Barbara. Lydia has specialized in several styles of music such as New Music, Jazz, Latin, and Balinese Gamelan. Lydia has taught at Old Town School of Folk Music since April 2022. 

Education: BFA California Institute of the Arts
MA Mills College

Started at the Old Town School in March of 2022

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Balinese Dance with Lydia Martin

Open to All

$30 ($28 members)

Sun. October 08, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Introduction of Balinese Gamelan Angklung

Open to All

$40 ($35 members)

Sun. October 08, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 08/28/2023

Kids Piano: 4 - 5 years with Lydia Martin · Meghan Kessel

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2017 and 10/03/2019

$640 ($600 members)

09/03/2023 – 12/17/2023 (16 meetings)

Sundays · 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave