Bedford was an examiner 1940-2 for the WBM and briefly was head of the piano department at the Halifax Cons (Maritime Conservatory of Music) and organist at All Saints Cathedral, Halifax, prior to serving 1944-8 as principal of the Hamilton Cons (RHCM). He first examined for the TCM (RCMT) in 1944. In 1948 he and Eby opened the Reginald Bedford Piano Studios in Hamilton. He began teaching also at the Ontario Ladies' College, Whitby, in 1968 and at McMaster University in 1972. His pupils have included Bob Hahn, Gordon Hancock, Elaine Keillor, and Marjan Mozetich. Bedford was president 1931-3, and 1939-41 of the Musical Art Club of Saskatoon, 1957-9 of the ORMTA and 1959-63 of the CFMTA. Eby was president of the Musical Art Club 1937-9 and in 1990 continued to teach at the Bedford Studio. She was a member of the Hamilton Branch of the ORMTA until her death at 104. The bass James Eby is her brother. The Bedford scholarship and medal has been awarded annually in a piano competition open to students or future students at McMaster University. In 2011, the 23rd Reginald Bedford Piano scholarship for music students offered a prize of $1,000.
Author Iris French, Elaine Keillor
'Prairie pianistic prodigy,' Maclean's, vol 41, 1 Jan 1928
Fraser, Hugh. 'Bedford leaves vast musical legacy,' CFMTA Newsletter, vol 39, Winter 1986
"Evelyn Eby Bedford Celebrates Her 100th Birthday," ORMTA Newsletter, Hamilton-Halton Branch 2009
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