Piano, Strings & Orchestra Instructor
Guy Hayden, former Conductor of the Courthouse Community Orchestra, and Music Director/Conductor of The Northern Neck Orchestra, additionally has an extensive list of past musical posts including Conductor of Opus II for the Virginia Choral Society, organist for Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hampton, St. Stephen’s Episcopal and St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches, both in Newport News, organiste-titulaire for L'Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires in San Francisco, Music Director for the Palo Alto Ballet, as well as pianist for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and with the Oakland Symphony.
He was graduated from San Francisco State University magna cum laude with a special major in conducting studying with Lazlo Varga, Byron McGilvray, and Ed Kruth. During his twenty years in San Francisco he served on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Presently on the faculty of Centerstage Academy of Yorktown, Virginia, teaching piano and strings (violin, viola, cello and bass), he traces his musical lineage back six generations through David Bradshaw, Alton Jones, Edwin Hughes, Theodor Leschetizky, and Carl Czerny to Ludwig van Beethoven. Mr. Hayden’s students receive a thorough foundation in classic instrumental techniques coupled with a knowledge of musical styles along with an introduction to and understanding of music’s place in and contribution to world cultures. His students regularly are awarded high academic, musical and professional honors.
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Our students rave about Mr. Hayden!
"Jordan says Mr. Hayden is always happy, caring and patient with her. She also says he's very talented because he plays FOUR instruments! We love that he praises her and encourages her to keep practicing. Thank you, Mr. Hayden, for your patience with Jordan!" ~Patrice Foster