Lynn Sher

Lynn S.

Los Angeles, CA
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About

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Lynn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

I have been studying voice and piano and performing on stage in various capacities since I was a small child, acting professionally on stage, in films and TV for most of my adult life. I've been blessed to study with countless music luminaries in varying genres, from jazz and classical to rock n' roll and blues.

I studied music at the university level both at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC. I received my BFA in Jazz Vocal Performance from The New School in 2008. I was given an incredible foundation in ear-training, music theory, composition, arranging and song-writing through these institutions.

My diverse music education and experience means I am able to teach music in many different styles and music of many different genres. I can accompany my students on piano and help them to prepare for auditions. I can teach how to read music, to play classically on the piano, to read jazz charts, or help you figure out parts for a chord progression for a pop or rock song.

My acting training is equally many-faceted and I have an incredibly strong foundation based in the teachings of Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Larry Moss. I use the knowledge of these great teachers along with the wisdom I've accumulated from MY mentors over the years in my teaching and coaching.

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Experience

Voice and Piano Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
School of Rock

In addition to teaching children of varying ages and adults voice and piano, I also help in leading the "Young Rockers" summer camp for children 6-11. We get the kids to learn a full set of music where they sing and play a variety of instruments, culminating in a performance on the last day for friends and family.

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Voice and Piano Teacher
Jun 2016 - Present
Henderson Academy of Music

Through Henderson Academy of Music, I teach voice and piano, from beginner to advanced levels, privately in the Los Angeles area.

Vocal Music Instructor
Feb 2017 - May 2017
LA Arts

This was a 10-week residency, where I created a curriculum for 8
2nd grade classrooms focusing on various music genres, along with teaching the basics of singing. I brought in a new song each week from a variety of genres of music. This exposed the children to styles of music that they had never heard before. The residency concluded with performances for the parents and family of the students.

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Songwriter/Bandleader/Vocalist and Pianist/Arranger
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
The Savage Kings (band)

The Savage Kings was a band that I lead in NYC. I wrote and arranged all of the music and lead band practices. We performed my original music at venues throughout NYC.

Education

BFA Jazz Vocal Performance
Jan 2005 - Dec 2007
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Professional Music Major - Voice and Piano
Jan 1997 - Jul 1998
Berklee College of Music
Diploma
Sep 1994 - Jun 1996
Walnut Hill School for The Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

BFA Jazz Vocal Performance
Dec 2008
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

At the New School I studied with the best in the business - countless jazz legends. In additional to studied voice I also studied piano as well.

Awards

Best Comedic Actress Nomination
Oct 2016
2016 Sunscreen Film Festival West

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Dec 2013

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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SAG-AFTRA
Apr 2012

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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Photos & Videos

At Sunscreen Film Festival West where I was nominated for Best Cometic Actress for my work in the film THE DEAL.

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A cover of Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man
This is a song I wrote called "Get Away-Go" and is performed with a band I put together called The Nasty Little Lounge Lizards.

3 Reviews

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Philip Jun 14, 2017
Piano · In studio

Lynn is a fantastic teacher! She effortlessly bridges genres and styles. She is personable, dedicated and inspiring. We are incredibly fortunate to have found her.

Chris Dec 16, 2016
Piano · In home

Lynn is stellar. Her background and training are substantial and impressive. She is prompt, courteous, calm and absolutely wonderful with our daughter (Age 9) who has challenges focusing and staying on task. Lynn is kind, but navigates the lessons confidently, fluidly and with a focused energy. She works with our daughter's playfulness, incorporates humor and positive, encouraging energy into every lesson. Our daughter has shown signs of great improvement with Lynn. Lynn assigns tasks and practicing points each week for our daughter to work on which are balanced and also bring in a component of improvisation, which is SO helpful for kids who have challenges with focusing. Lynn is awesome, highly recommend!

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Jessica Dec 6, 2016
Piano · In home

Lynn is amazing!! Not only do my children love her as a person (they literally wait at the window on Wednesday nights) but she knows how to keep them engaged and interested in learning throughout their lessons. My son has learned to play actual songs in less than 10 lessons. Can't recommend her enough!

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