Georgetown College Keyboard Studies


A native of Tokyo, Japan, pianist Mami Hayashida has appeared as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the United States, Japan, Korea, Germany, Switzerland, and France.  She has collaborated with current and former members of the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Chicago Symphony, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Swiss Chamber Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, and Lexington Philharmonic, and appeared at the Hakuba International Chamber Music Festival and the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival among others. Her recent appearances include the premiere of award-winning composer Joseph Baber’s Sonata for Three Cellos and Piano at the 2006 KMTA (Kentucky Music Teachers’ Association) Conference as well as the Brahms' Horn Trio performance with her husband and the Lexington Philharmonic Concertmaster Daniel Mason and a former Chicago Symphony member Gail Williams.  Her performance of the Ravel’s G Major Piano concerto with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in December 2005 is heard on “Kaleidoscope II,” an institutional promo CD produced by UK School of Music. 

Prior to her Georgetown College appointment, Dr. Hayashida  taught piano at University of Kentucky, the Kentucky State University, Indiana University, and the Academy of Music at St. Francis in the Fields in Louisville, KY.  In 2006, she was one of two Teaching Assistants campus-wide to receive the 2005-06 Provost's Awards for Outstanding Teaching at University of Kentucky.  Her current and past students have received various prizes and recognitions at local and state-level competitions and festivals, including the Louisville Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, Mcauley Chamber Music Competition, KMTA Junior Piano Competition, Bluegrass Senior Ensemble Competition, Nathaniel Patch Competition, and the Lexington Bach Contest. Her students have also won auditions for the Governor’s School of the Arts, CKYO piano position, Alessio Bax UBS Chamber Music Festival masterclass, and many others.  She frequently adjudicates festivals and competitions in the region.  She currently serves on the KMTA board as the Theory Chair and is the immediate-past-president of BAMTA (Bluegrass Area Music Teachers-Association) and Theory Chair of KMTA.

Dr. Hayashida received the B.M. in Piano Performance and the B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Oberlin College.  Since then, she has studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, Germany, and Indiana University, where she earned her master’s degree. A member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national honor society in the field of music, she completed her D.M.A. degree at University of Kentucky in 2007.  Her teachers include ChongHyo Shin, Robert Shannon, Monique Duphil, Herbert Seidel, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Irina Voro. 

Dr. Mami Hayashida

  Assistant Professor of Music


D.M.A. University of Kentucky

M.M. Indiana University

B.M., B.A. Oberlin College

Additional study at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, Germany


Phone: 502-863-7929


Dr. Daniel Tilford

Associate Professor Emeritus of Music


Hon.Dr.  Georgetown College

M.M.      Indiana University

B.A.       Georgetown College


Ms. Lori Smith

Staff accompanist

Lori Smith is the Staff Accompanist at Georgetown College. She received the B.M. in Piano Pedagogy from Baylor University under the teaching of Jane Abbott-Kirk.  Since then she has taught piano privately and been active in church music as pianist, organist and children's choir director.  She enjoys ensemble music of all types and attended the Keyboard Ensemble and Technology Seminar at the University of Kentucky to gain experience with digital instruments. .

Daniel Tilford former Georgetown College Professor of Music retired from teaching in May 1999 after a forty year tenure.  He instructed piano, organ, music theory and music history. 


Professor Tilford holds degrees from Georgetown College and Indiana University and has done further  study  at the University of Kentucky and The Royal School of Church Music in London England. He has been a church organist for over fifty years, serving churches throughout Kentucky.


In May, 2007 the college awarded Professor Tilford an Honorary Doctor's Degree. Since his retirement in 1999 he has worked on his career goal of securing an organ for the college chapel. A Johannus Digital-Pipe organ was built in Holland and installed in the college chapel in August.
















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