Bernard Hynson, Jr. has been teaching guitar, voice, and keyboard for Baltimore County Public Schools for over 35 years. He earned his BS degree in Music Education with Honors in 1978 from Towson University. He also earned his MME in 1984 from Towson and in June of 1994 his MA (+30) from Towson University and Loyola College with a concentration in Supervision and Administration.
Hynson has been awarded the “Excellence in Education” from Baltimore County three times and was voted “Educator of the Year” from the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce twice, 1998-99 and 2010-11. He was a contributing writer on guitar for MacMillan Publication’s, Music and You and has written and contributed musical ideas and lessons for Spotlight on Music. His former private composition and guitar student, Kevin Kadish, received a Grammy Award in 2006 for his efforts in writing and engineering Jason Mraz ‘saward winning CD “Mr. A to Z.”
He has been an adjunct professor at Towson University since 1984. His first Master’s thesis “Teaching Guitar in the Classroom” became the impetus for a required course for all vocal/general Music education majors in 1984. This thesis/guitar class satisfies the fine arts graduation credit required for graduating high school students for Baltimore County Public Schools.