Danny Lyons is a solo handbell artist, handbell director, composer, and clinician, and he is the inventor of a method of playing 8-in-hand and has named it “Danny’s 8”. He has been the director/clinician at numerous handbell festivals, including the Florida State Handbell Festival, Music Week at The College of Southern Idaho,, the Vermont State Handbell Festival, Lake Junaluska (twice), and Texas Conference Choir Clinic. Danny currently is the handbell director at Christ Episcopal Church, plays in the quartet “Bellissimo”, is accepting teaching and directing positions nationally, and performs as as a soloist. He is now retired from a 45 year career as a piano technician and rebuilder, and has been the Malmark representative for Florida and southern Alabama since 2008. He lives in Pensacola with his 2 dogs — Nicky, a Golden Retriever and Koby, a Whippet.