Sydney Brown is a singer, songwriter and actress. She has been taking private voice lessons with Lynn since 2010, and was awarded Best New Artist by the Narada Michael Walden Foundation in Dec. of 2017. Lynn first saw Sydney at the age of 11 performing in a local production of Legally Blonde and saw a star in the making. Not long after, Sydney was referred to Lynn for vocal coaching, and they have been working together ever since. Lynn introduced Sydney to Narada where she became one of the Foundation Singers, performing in the annual Christmas show beginning in 2010 and in The Spring Fling with Strings. Sydney is also on the award winning Mock Trial team at Tamalpais High School in Marin County, CA, and recorded her first vocal demo with Lynn and Matt Cohen in 2017.
For more info on Sydney please visit her website at www.sydneybrownmusic.com
After 3 years training with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Caroline Sky found herself as a young teen drawn to more contemporary and narrative music forms: acoustic folk, blues, and pop. She picked up guitar and piano, trained privately with Lynn Asher, and quickly advanced to writing and performing original material, soon appearing in some of the Bay Area’s most prominent music venues and festivals. One of the greatest honors of her life has been winning the Artist of the Year award with the Narada Michael Walden Foundation, when she was 13 years old, and having the opportunity to share the stage with Narada Michael Walden and his legendary band at Foundation events over the years. Caroline was a contestant on NBC's Season 12 The Voice and loves to share her passion for music to raise awareness for the rights of the disabled.
Camille Lummis, now 22 years old, first met Lynn while taking her Vocal Performance Class at Blue Bear School of Music while she was attending high school in San Francisco. After completing the class at Blue Bear, Camille began taking private voice lessons with Lynn at her studio in Mill Valley. Impressed with Camille's talent and beautiful voice, Lynn introduced her to Narada Michael Walden, and she was quickly integrated in the group of young girls that perform at the annual Christmas concert, and the Spring Fling with Strings. She left the Bay Area in 2013 to attend Loyola University New Orleans where she acquired a bachelor of science degree in Music Industry Studies (2017). Between school terms she interned at Narada’s studio and was involved in a few song collaborations. At Loyola she collaborated with a couple of producers: Dylan Seals for a song on his first EP called “Place” that can be found on Spotify and Vincent Kanyan for a song called “don’t stress”. She is now living in England where she is studying for an M.A in Global Media and Management.
Maya Paredes Hernandez, a 17 year old San Francisco native, has dedicated her life to performing and has been trained vocally in genres ranging from Musical Theatre to R&B. She began taking private voice lessons with Lynn at the age of 10, and continues to study with her to this day. Maya was awarded the 2017 Artist of the Year Award from the Narada Michael Walden Foundation for her commitment to the performing arts. Recently accepted into the Berklee College of Music. Maya is excited to pursue her bright future in the entertainment industry.
In 2013, I coached 14 of my private voice students in preparation for our Spring Fling with Strings, Co-produced with my longtime friend, Narada Michael Walden, for his music foundation. Every one of the girls learned songs by the great Billie Holiday, our tribute artist, as well as songs by Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro and more. We sold out 142 Throckmorton Theater, and made memories to last a lifetime. This is what brings me the MOST joy in life, to mentor and work with young artists to develop not only their musical skills, but to develop and nurture their sense of self, dreams and self confidence. This concert exceeded these goals. Thank you to Narada, and the NMW Foundation, for giving me and my girls this opportunity of a lifetime. - Lynn