Lydia Flynn

Teaching Artist (Winds, Brass & Percussion)

Lydia Flynn is a classically trained flautist and piccoloist, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Psychology from the College of Saint Rose (CSR.)  Lydia performed as the first chair flautist and piccoloist in the two of the main ensembles at CSR, the Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, as well the Flute Choir, Chamber Winds, Baroque Flute Ensemble, and sang with the Madrigal Ensemble.  Lydia has also performed with the Capital Region Wind Ensemble, and in pit orchestras for local productions.  Some of her performance highlights from her college years include performing two solo recitals, winning the Saint Rose concerto competition in 2019, and her two solo performances with the CSR Symphonic Orchestra.  She also had the honor of singing in Vassar College’s “Cappella Festiva” with Bob Chilcott in 2013, and performing in Carnegie Hall alongside her high school peers in 2016.  


Her goals with every student are to impart essential musical skills in their instrument, guide them to further improve their capabilities, present music as an important and healthy outlet to them, and as always, help them reach their new best!  Through hard work and practice, nothing pleases her more than to see a student feel proud of themselves for reaching new breakthroughs and major achievements on their musical path. 


Aside from music, Lydia enjoys crocheting, drawing, and making funky earrings.  She also enjoys collecting and learning about crystals, as well as reading and listening to podcasts pertaining to fantasies, mysteries, and ghost stories.