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Acclaimed Musician Jody Lyne Joins Bedford Academy

Nov 17 2008

Acclaimed Musician Jody Lyne Joins Bedford Academy

Jody joined Bedford Academy this year as a full time Music Teacher with a specialization in voice, piano and instrumental band for all senior grades.

His vibrant personality and obvious passion for music of any form has endeared him to the students who have enthusiastically responded to his teaching. With his addition to the Bedford Academy staff the school is now ready to branch into a greater range of activities within the delivery of the Music program.

Jody Stefan Lyne

Jody Lyne is a first generation Canadian of Antiguan descent. He was educated in Bedford, Nova Scotia and later studied at Dalhousie University, receiving his Bachelor of Music majoring in composition. Mr. Lyne's instruments of choice are trumpet and piano while other instruments are various percussion and voice.

Jody has played and recorded professionally for the last ten years in a variety of genres and has shared the stage with artists such as, David Foster, Nathan East, Dan Aykroyd, Dutch Robinson, Jeremiah Sparks, Jerome Sparks and others. Furthermore, Jody has performed with various groups and artists such as The Mellotones, Nu Gruv, Afromusica, Rusta Gumbo, The Metric System, Trobiz, Maddison Ave, The Platters, The Guthries, Hoppin' Penguins and The Upstream Jazz Ensemble to name a few.

He composes for a number of ensembles and bands in Halifax as well as for media, including film and television. Additionally, Mr. Lyne has enjoyed instructing musicians of all ages through the Canadian Conservatory of Performing Arts for the past nine years.

Using his knowledge in electro-acoustics, Jody is experienced producing and recording small ensembles as well as soloists, and has done so on many of his and other composers' works. He is following a dream that has motivated him since the age of five years old, and his natural talent, work ethic, skill and perseverance will make it reality.