About Lynn Starling
Lynn Starling has been an active voice teacher and vocal coach for many years and is well known for her ability to instill confidence in her pupils through her patient guidance. Her lessons are not only instructive but have helped many singers of all ages to expand their ability to perform.
As a specialist in musical theater, she has had students in many Broadway shows, including The Lion King, Oliver, Chicago, 42nd Street, Cats, A Chorus Line, Annie, and Gypsy. Her students have also appeared in films, television, the Miss America Pageants, and the Metropolitan Opera and New York City opera children’s choruses. Many of her students have successfully auditioned for admission to schools such as LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, Marymount, NYU, the Manhattan School of Music and the Julliard School in New York City. She was sought out by Asayn TV Productions of Japan in preparing young singers for their popular talent competition show.
Ms. Starling is a former member of the faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has taught at the Manitouwabing Music and Arts Center. She has also taught vocal performance classes at the Park Avenue School and was invited to present a theater performance class at the Aspen Music Festival. She has also taught at the Berkshire Showcase in Windham N.Y. and has given concerts for children for the High Horizon program of the New York City Board of Education. Her writings include Is Your Child a Musical Dropout? (Music Journal) and numerous articles for Backstage, including The Voice Teacher That's Right for You and You Can Become Ready For Singing Sooner Than You Think. Ms. Starling is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association and has her own studio in Princeton, New Jersey.
Lynn Starling has had a varied singing career, including the Metropolitan Opera and The New York City Opera. She has also appeared as a cabaret singer in many New York City night clubs and dinner clubs and performed on numerous cruises to South America and the Caribbean, often providing her own accompaniment on the guitar. She has also taught folk guitar to those who like to sing and use the instrument for accompaniment. Her book, Teaching Guitar to Children, published by Warner Brothers and Plymouth Music, was written for young singers who wish to sing and play the guitar. Simple vocal instructions are given with each song along with the guitar instructions. She also has a published choral work which is often performed by many university choruses.