Department of Music

Rob Lyda

Rob Lyda

220 Goodwin Music Building

PhD – Auburn University

MEd – Auburn University

BME – Troy State University


Rob Lyda is an Instructor of Music at Auburn University and the music teacher at Cary Woods Elementary in Auburn, AL.  Throughout his career he has taught a variety of music courses for students in grades K-undergraduate.  Dr. Lyda is the recipient of several awards including school and district Teacher of the Year, the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, and was named the 2019 Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator by the Alabama Music Educators Association.  In addition to his academic degrees Dr. Lyda has earned certification in Kodály, World Music Drumming, TI:ME, is an Orff-Schulwerk (Levels I-III) certified teacher and holds Master Level Certification in Orff-Schulwerk.  Dr. Lyda regularly presents sessions and research on technology integration, creativity, and general music education at state, regional, and national conferences.  He holds memberships in the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), American Orff Schulwerk Association, College Music Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association.  Currently, Dr. Lyda serves as the Chair of NAfME’s Council for General Music Education, Secretary of the Elementary Division of the AMEA, and the Advocacy Chair of the AMEA.  In his spare time, Dr. Lyda enjoys  facilitating life long music making as the Director of Music at Grace UMC and as director of the Auburn Ukulele Band.

Last Updated: January 24, 2019