Lynn Starling
Children & Teens
Teaching Philosophy
My Studio
  •  How to use their voices without straining.
  •  The proper method of breathing.
  •  I discourage singing along with CDís where a singer is singing in a very high key because it puts a strain on younger childrenís voices if they havenít learned how to sing properly.
  •  Students learn how to sing in tune, especially important when it comes to singing a capella (without the accompaniment of any instrument). 
  • Many schools require a capella singing for entrance auditions, in order to weed out the less talented candidates.
  •  I stress the importance of diction and the use of consonants and vowels.
  •  Attention is paid to the voice in speech to help the singing voice.
  •  Students learn audition techniques which can help them compete for parts in school musicals as well as Broadway shows.
  •  Students learn a natural vocal technique so their performance is easy and without tension.
  •  Use of the microphone for outdoor stadiums, pageants, contests, or social functions.
  •  All lessons are recorded on a cassette tape so that the student can hear the lessons back to assist in their practicing at home.

Successful Learning

I have learned that if you present ideas to children in terms they can understand, they gain confidence in their own ability, which is the key to any successful learning experience.

Do you need to play the piano?

I instruct students how to play some of their exercises at the piano so they learn how to sing better in tune, a must when you are performing. There are many classes given in sight-singing and beginner piano and I encourage students to learn how to read music because a good musician has an advantage over non-musicians.