Lyndia Johnson, known in the Music Industry and among her students as “MzLyndia” is not your average vocal coach. From touring with artists to collaborating with producers and label executives, MzLyndia has spotlighted the need for vocal artist development in the music industry for 25 years. Her celebrated abilities as a vocal coach and in artist development are highly respected; she has served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and has been the direct vocal consultant for the Grammys. Her relationship with the Recording Academy has been a long recognized and well-respected collaboration. MzLyndia holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Voice and has advanced studies in Vocal Anatomy and Physiology, Vocal Acoustics and Comparative Vocal Pedagogy. Her expertise in CCM Vocal Pedagogy, is a unique combination of years of operatic study - MzLyndia was an opera singer and a student of the legendary Margaret Harshaw; grew up singing Gospel Music; influenced by the voices of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Mahalia Jackson, she brings to her expertise the best of both worlds; an avid vocal scientist which informs her contemporary musical instructional style and is highly sought by R&B and Pop recording artists as well as Musical Theater artists.
MzLyndia has lectured on the voice for the Pacific Voice/Speech Foundation at UCLA, University of Illinois Chicago Hospital of Voice/Speech Therapy the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Gospel Association of America to name a few. MzLyndia has supported recording artists for 25 years through her company Sterling Voice Coaching and is an Associate Professor of both Pop and Musical Theater Voice at USC.