Dudley Steynor studied with Vernon Warner (1887-1973) - one of the finest pianists during the early years of this century (many would argue the finest Chopin player of his day). He also spent two years (1935/7) in Berlin with the Edwin Fisher school where he studied under Conrad Hanson.
A musical career was interrupted by the war where he served in the RAF qualifying as a flying instructor in which capacity he was awarded the AFC in 1944. After the war he taught music at Brondesbury-at-Stocks, near Tring, for sixteen years succeeding Vernon Warner there. He also maintained his interest in flying by instructing on gliders and flying the tug aircraft for them.