Lydia Smith, a life-long CT resident, has been drumming all her life. She is a graduate of the Creative Arts Therapy Program from The New School in New York City. Her internship was with the Institute of Music and Neurologic Function at Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, part of Beth Abraham Health Services in White Plains, New York.
She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Education, Music, and Psychology; and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Post University.
She has been a head preschool teacher for many years and taught at Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Connecticut for more than ten years. She is a certified Remo HealthRHYTHMS Drum Circle Facilitator, serving all populations and conducts drum circles all over the state, promoting her musical and rhythmical program, Drumming for Health and Wellness!
As a professional drummer, you can catch Lydia playing locally in a variety of music ensembles, including rock, folk, jazz, musical theater and steel pan to performing at church services, trainings and conferences nationally, with the United Methodist Church. She also enjoys accompanying for yoga classes, music/sound therapy sessions and Kirtan.