Holly Sterling

Holly S.

Oyster Bay, NY

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Holly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

My name is Holly, I'm 27, and I sing, write music and play piano. I have been on stage performing and studying music for 15 years, and have been teaching privately for about 7 years. In addition to studying with two classical voice teachers, I've studied with two jazz voice teachers, and spent my senior year at the Long Island High School for the Arts for musical theatre. My undergraduate degree in Music Composition was completed at SUNY New Paltz, and my graduate work is currently at LIU Post. I perform a lot, and I've written countless songs and three full-length musicals. This means I can teach pretty much any style you might have an interest in! Opera, folk, jazz, pop, blues, country, musical theatre: whether you want to write it, sing it, or both, I can help! I can teach basic piano lessons as well, and have experience teaching children as young as 5 up to adults in their 50's. To hear me, go to: www.reverbnation.com/hollysterling

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Recreational Therapist at Senior Home
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Harbor House

I gave out snacks, helped people walk from point A to point B, ran activities like art projects, but mostly sang and danced with the seniors, for 2-3 hours a day. I now have mega endurance and know over a hundred songs by heart.


Master's in Music Composition
Jan 2014 - Present
LIU Post
Bachelor's in Music Theory and Composition, Jazz concentration
Aug 2007 - May 2011
SUNY New Paltz


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Music Theory Gibberish
Professional Proficiency


Sep 2012
New York State Guild of Hypnotists

Hypnosis training involves some psychology, most of which revolves around tricking people into believing that they CAN do something they were convinced they couldn't do. Much of it is applicable in helping students! (I do NOT, however, hypnotize my students! Just might use some of the great ways my teacher taught me to encourage people.)

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Photos & Videos

Me performing "Girl in 14G"! A great song for showing off opera, jazz and musical theatre techniques all in one!
Peggy Lee's "Fever"
"Revolving Door" - an original blues song performed at the Cranky Cabaret.

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