A native of Beverly, MA, John Hyde has been playing piano since he was a child. At Berklee College of Music, he majored in composition while studying classical piano under Ed Bedner. After graduating from Berklee, he was swayed by jazz and studied under Charlie Banacas and Paul Schmeling. John has performed with a multitude of bands as well as doing solo work, spanning many genres of music including Jazz, R&B, Blues, Cabaret and Classical/Liturgical Music. He has worked with Bobby Hebb, Maria Muldaur, Whoopie Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, and members of the Room Full of Blues Band. He also played at the “Cheers” bar in Boston for 3 years. Most summers John works at the Lincoln Center in New York composing and performing the music for some of their outdoor productions. Recently, he was the music director and keyboardist for the play “Bass Saxophone” in New York City. In addition to writing and performing, John has a roster of private students who keep him busy teaching. He teaches all ages, levels and styles. He also performs throughout the Greater Boston area as musical director/arranger and accompanist for jazz, classical and liturgical concerts and often accompanies his wife, vocalist Sandi Bedrosian.