|Letters of Recommendation
The Gordon Theater Camden, NJ
"I wanted to say thank you so much for recommending Caryn Lin's program-she was amazing! Our summer audiences range in age from 4 on up, and they can be a bit antsy, but Caryn kept them engaged the entire performance, we would love to have her back!"
Noreen Scott-Garity, Presenter, 856-225-6306
Hylton Performing Arts Center Manassas, VA
It was such a pleasure having Caryn and Bruce here! It was an excellent presentation for kids on a very involved topic! Carynâ€™s energy was high and her love of music really showed.
Gabby Lavoie Event Coordinator 703-993-7728
Avalon Recreation Dept. Avalon, NJ
What a great show you performed for us, we really enjoyed it. You were awesome!!
Cindi Dandridge, Event Coordinator 609-967-3066
Ayuda Community Center Phila.PA
I was quite excited that your theme included STEM. Our students were able to connect your performance with their classroom activities. You allowed them to see STEM at work "in the real world" & experience live art."
Cynthia Whitley, Site Director 215-329-5777
Concert Shop: Workshops for Strings
Beaver Area Schools MS & HS Strings Beaver, PA
"Your encouragement and partnership this year was a real highlight in my teaching career. It was absolutely wonderful working with you & getting to know your music. You’ve opened up many creative windows for me & my students. We are enjoying wonderful memories of one week with you & I keep sending kids off to have a “go” on the looper….what fun!" Gratefully,
Kristina Graham, Beaver Orchestra Director
Franklin MS Reisterstown, MD Honors Strings
"Theworkshop for the Honors Orchestra was fantastic!! So glad you were able to make the trek to our school!!"
Joanna Clements, PTA
Hollidaysburg Area MS & HS Hollidaysburg, PA District Strings 4th Visit
"Thanks again for an exceptional job with our students yesterday!!!!!"
Jennifer Pappal, Orchestra/General Music
Marlton MS Marlton, NJ MS Strings 2nd vizit
"Not only does she perform, but she talks to the students, imparting many positive messages. Her performance is interactive, involving the students in her creative process. She also gives students opportunity to try her electric instruments and gadgets, something they never forget! It’s really a great show and opens their eyes and minds to other musical possibilities besides what they’ve been exposed to in our schools. The Kids looooved it-Thank YOU!"
Jayne Weiner String Teacher/ Orchestra Instructor
Shaker High, Latham,NY High School Orchestra & Technology classes
"We loved having her here. She’s trying to breach what some people see as a divide between classical music and modern popular music, especially on the technical side. She opens up students’ minds to the fact that they can explore, in whatever discipline they study, these connections which she makes through technology."
Deborah Keough, Distric Music Supervisor 518-436-7431
The Alliance of Community Service Providers Conference Phila. PA
Your presentation at the Alliance was awesome...the feedback was great!! We loved opening the conference with your bright and eclectic/electric violin. Many thanks for your professional and entertaining presentation. I'm sure we will connect again in the future. You're a dynamite performer and musician. Thanks again,
Andrea Imperatore KenCrest Services firstname.lastname@example.org 215-233-4835
Bayada Home Health Care Event Phila. PA
Your music was beautiful!!! Thank you for adding to the elegance of our event.
Mary Lou Brophy BAYADA Home Health Care| Associate Director-Delaware County Visit Office 610-891-1636
Arts & Business Council of Greater Phila. Annual Awards Luncheon Phila. PA
Caryn Lin was simply amazing. With over 1,300 people in the Grand Ballroom of the PA Convention Center, Caryn captivated everyone with her unique sound. She moves energetically about the stage and really fills the room with her electrifying music.
Alyson Schwartz Arts & Business Council Business Development & Special Initiatives 215.790.3838
National Cable Television Cooperative Conference Baltimore, MD
Caryn Lin is an incredible musician; the way she multitasks on stage is unbelievable and the composition produced is phenomenal. Our company hired her for a “SyFy” themed event and the music fit perfectly with our theme. Easy to work with and crowd pleasing, I would definitely recommend Caryn to other companies.
Lindsay Thomas Senior Operations Manager GEP Baltimore 410.320.8788
National Cable Television Cooperative Conference Baltimore, MD
Caryn Lin is an extraordinarily talented and versatile musician. She transforms her exceptional talent as an electric violinist into a one-woman extravaganza! My goal was to have a talent that would cause my guests to say “WOW!” Caryn Lin delivered precisely the “WOW” I wanted for my guests.
Jeff Abbas President & CEO NCTC Inc. Lenexa, KS 913-599-5900
Electric Violin Private Students
"Mia loves spending time with you. She gets inspired to try new things after her visits. Thank you!!"
Terry, Parent 7th grade student
"As far as feedback on the lesson, I really enjoyed it. I had no idea prior to the lesson that there were so many ways to alter the sounds just through something as simple as pressing a few pedals. It was really cool being able to make my own loop. The experience was really great!"
Rachel, 11th grade student
“Where do I buy your CD’s!
Just saw your performance on BCC Baltimore Community College) program on TV. It was outstanding!
E. Kokes, Baltimore, MD
“I’ll be honest with you Caryn, the first time I heard Little King,
it struck me in a manner that few pieces have ever affected me."
"I must tell you how much I enjoyed your performance. I was enthralled by the way you create music unlike any other artist I’ve ever seen, and the sound of the final product. Thank you from one of your new fans!"
Henry, Atkinson Park NJ
“I loved your show at First Night, Haddonfield! I did not know what to expect, but your sound is unlike anything I have ever heard. It was definitely the best show that I have seen at the First Night Events over the years!” Thanks!
Dave, Haddonfield, NJ
“What beautiful music you create!! I love the way you juxtapose the sounds you use & the way you explained the process. What an incredible musician you are. And last but not least, you have great stage presence!! Again, thanks for a wonderful musical experience.”
Christine, Sellersville, PA
“You are a great artist! I love that you use the technology in a very sensitive way for your own creation. My 12 yr. old son was literally transported into his own world while listening to your music!!! What a great family pleasure your performance was.”
Catherine & Paul, Cranberry NJ
“Your performance last week was incredible!!”
Nicole , Freelance Writer, Sewell, NJ
Libraries - Kids Concerts
Royersford Public Library Royersford, PA
It was a wonderful performance and the kids had a great time. We got lots of positive feedback.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pam Hagler, Childrens Librarian
Danbury Public Library Danbury, CT
It was my pleasure and my honor to have you here. It was an amazing experience and the feedback from the children and educators was overwhelming. You truly provide a valuable and amazing STEM experience!
Aurelio Muraca, Technology Program Coordinator, 203-797-4505
Middlebury Public Library Middlebury, CT
We just saw your show at middlebury library. We loved the show. You are an inspiration to watch and very entertaining. I would love to give your contact information to our local library and my older son's school. I think every school should have you for a show.
Thanks for a great show.
Bridget B. Patron
JoAnn LoRusso Dir.
Woodbury Public Library Woodbury, CT
I loved your violin music but I was really blown away by how you involved the children engaging them to make the different sound effects/music. The science of sound was so easy to grasp with the visuals as well as the sounds. Your enthusiasm and energy were fantastic! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tell you how great your program is!
Gail Scribner, Children’s Librarian from Gunn Memorial Library 860-868-2310
Belmar Public Library Belmar, NJ
It was an amazing presentation and we got nothing but positive feedback.!!
Rosemarie T Korbelak, Director 732-681-0775
Russell Public Library Middletown, CT
Great feedback from your audience! It was great to see such a wide range of ages that day. I could tell from the dancing kids that they loved it! I also know that the kids really loved participating and to be up close and personal with the music. What a wonderful concert. thank you so much for bringing music to life for our patrons and in such a cool and interactive way.
Kate Bond Chidrens Librarian
Springfield Public Library Springfield, NJ
People (including me) loved your show! Thanks again for a wonderful performance!
Dale Spindel, Director 973-376-4930 x232
Libraries - Adult Concert
Phoenixville Public Library Phoenixville, PA
It was quite a treat to have you here!!! I will be more than happy to spread the good word about what you do!
Mark Pinto, Director 610-933-3013
Trumbull Public Library Trumbull, CT
Everyone just loved your program and said they were so glad they came!
Nicole Cignoli, Librarian 203-452-5197
Bound Brook Memorial Library Bound Brook, NJ
Caryn Lin’s electric violin concert at the Bound Brook Memorial Library was a feast of sound sensations! Caryn’s enthusiasm is contagious & the audience easily gets caught up in her blended, unique music. The show was captivating, entertaining & pure rollicking fun! An attendee remarked, “This is just about the best program ever held at this library!”
Mary Nelson, Librarian 732-356-0044
Brad Schoener Musicman Camp Upper Darby, PA
I cannot tell you what an amazing impact you had on our staff and our campers! They have not stopped talking about it since you left! The fact that you presented musical and scientific concepts to them thru a variety of media was very 'attention-grabbing', entertaining, and 21st century! Your musicianship was not overshadowed by all the 'extras' -- it was enhanced and both the campers and students recognized that! Not to mention that you are incredibly engaging with the audience and that really drew them in! Thank you for challenging our advanced students -- you made them realize that there really are no limits anymore to what an instrument can do!
Jennifer Schoener Executive Dir. Upper Darby Arts & Ed. Foundation
ASTA/NJ Chamber Music Institute Middle & High School
"We got excellent & positive feedback from the students. They had a great time & the balance of performance & interaction was just right. Thanks again for the great work you did with our students. "
Neil Aaronson, Ph.D. Program Director, ASTA/NJ Chamber Music Institute at Kean University
Press & Theaters
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
"Caryn Lin is one of the most interesting violin players we know."
Megan Fitzgerald, Program Director
“Caryn Lin does not simply play the violin, she has electrified & reinvented it & and then continually takes it where no human has ever dared. In a nutshell, Caryn Lin is to violin is what Bela Fleck is to Banjo.”
Bruce Ranes, Talent Buyer
New York Post
"Unlike the music defined by geography and politics or the sound corralled by pure genre, Lin's only limits are those of her electric violin."
Caryn Lin is a one woman musical extravaganza!”
New Age Reporter
“The call is a jaw-dropping, eye-opening, mind-expanding feast for your ears and your soul. I can’t get enough of it. Caryn Lin is truly a unique artist playing highly original music with passion, heart, and imagination. No matter what you call her music!!”
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John Diliberto, Host
New Age Voice
“Her sound's strikingly original, lean and honed to a fine edge.”
The Boston Phoenix
"Lin does intensely melodic work."
"When you think of musicians with electricity surging through their veins, you usually think of rock'n' rollers jamming on guitars. But Caryn Lin would string you up for your narrow-mindedness-----she's an electric violinist full of voltage."
Dirty Linen Magazine
“Caryn Lin has written some truly original music.
Penn Valley Elementary, Narberth, PA
Tremendous! Sparkling before that enthusiastic crowd, Caryn Lin is doing a fantastic service for music and those kids are eating it up. I have rarely seen young students so vibrantly enjoying and participating in music programs.
Larry Grika, Violinist, Phila. Orchestra
Penn Valley Elementary, Narberth, PA
You were absolutely amazing! All the teachers I talked to throughout the day said you were one of the BEST programs ever brought to Penn Valley! You had the kids so engaged the entire time and they were loving your performance, your music, your story and your lessons in science, engineering, and life!
Lauren Eyer, Teacher
Culbertson Elementary School, Newtown Square, PA
Thank you for a great assembly. The teachers and kids could not say enough about it. It was a big hit with our entire school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kristy Ebersole, Parent REP.
Newtown Elementary, Newtown, PA
Thank you so much for a truly awesome experience today at Newtown Elementary School! Our students and teachers were absolutely entertained and uplifted by your fabulous presentation. Your violin playing was magical, your graphics and humor were totally amusing and attention-grabbing, the science was fascinating, your audience participation and engagement was awesome, and your overall message was inspiring. This was honestly one of the best assemblies I've ever seen for elementary children and it was an honor to have you perform at our school.
Robin Duchnowski, PTO
Lebanon Elementary, Lebanon, CT
Thank you for providing the students (and staff) such an amazing experience last week at your two assemblies! Everyone I spoke to just raved about it!
Suzanne Yeo PTA
Church Hill Elementary, Church Hill, MD
Caryn Lin’s Science of Sound was by far the best assembly we've had here in years! She was amazing!!
Alice Tickler, Teacher
Oakdale Elementary, ljmsville, MD
Caryn's assembly was one of the best we have ever had at our school! Her engaging pace, excellent musicianship, positive message, and use of multi-media made the entire presentation outstanding. We were able to make many connections in music class after the performance, and you could see excited expressions on the kids' faces when she made so many science connections. Her use of humor throughout was also great!
Jessica Fitzwater, Teacher
Swiftwater Elementary, Swiftwater, PA
We loved having you and Bruce help teach our students about the science of music! You were absolutely amazing and our students, parents and staff thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. You guys ROCK!
Tamala Toleno, Principal
W. Broad St. School, Pawcatuck, Ct
I would LOVE to have you come back to our school. You came to us last year, and it was so well received I had to teach a science of sound lesson after.
Joe Burns, Teacher
Grant School, Trenton, NJ
Just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how much I appreciated and enjoyed your performance today. Our violin students were in awe--and the others were super impressed as well! I appreciated how you "worked the crowd"--balancing learning with fun, and keeping the kids in check--very well done:-)
I really appreciated you sharing your story about how you almost didn't play the violin--if they take anything else away, I hope its that--to not let anyone discourage you from your dreams. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome gift.
West Hartford Cultural Council, West Hartford, Ct
Our eleven public elementary schools had the great fortune of enjoying Caryn’s program “The Science of Sound”. The shows were met with rave reviews and we were impressed by how masterfully Caryn (and Bruce!) presented a content-rich performance with a seemingly endless supply of energy, enthusiasm and FUN! It was a unique glimpse into a fascinating intersection where music and technology meet which offered students an opportunity to think in a whole new way. Her engaging performances will not soon be forgotten!
Rorie Rueckert, Town Coordinator, email@example.com
Round Valley Elementary, Lebanon, NJ
Everyone loved the program! My daughter and her friend, both 5th graders, came home from school that day and immediately started looking for youtube videos of violinists. I'd say that's a pretty good sign :)
Thanks, again, for coming out and putting on a great show for the kids!
Stacy Wrba PTA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mansion Ave Elementary , Audubon, NJ
Everyone loved you!!! The kids loved it and the staff was amazed!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Melissa McCloskey PTA
Mathewson Elementary, Milford, CT.
Thank you! Thank you! You were Ammmmazzzing. Mrs Currier, the principal wrote me a note right after your 2nd show that said - "teachers loved it, kids loved it, feedback was excellent!" I have NEVER received a note like that from the principal. The music you played, the information on vibration, the interactivity - all was so well received! So- thank you for teaching and sharing your talents and positive messages with the students. You and Bruce rocked.
Alecia Coffin, PTA
Stoneleigh Elementary, Baltimore, MD
We were very rewarded and enriched by your performance!! As parent volunteers, we enjoy coordinating the assembly programs but are always slightly anxious about how the students and teachers will receive our choices. Your performance was applauded by both of our primary critics. So, we can happily say…The Science of Sound was a hit! Thank you for sharing your time, talent, and knowledge with our community.
Kimberly, Julie, Amy & Kelly, PTA
Bardonia Elementary, Bardonia, NY
3rd time to the school
You were great! The kids are well behaved because they were mesmerized!
Rosemarie Iorio, PTA Bardonia Ele. lorior@LabCorp.com
Sudlersville Ele. Suddlersville, MD
“The kids were indeed awestruck. Thanks!!!!
Annette Di Maggio, PTA & M S email@example.com
Fairley Elementary, Hannibal, NY
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so lucky to have had you play at our school! The kids loved it; thank you for enriching all of our lives.
Geri Seward School Psychologist, 315-564-7945, extension 3130
Birches Elementary, Turnersville, NJ
The greatest strengths of this program were the educational aspects and scientific insight into the science of sound & how she added the electric guitar pedals to the electric violin. Bruce & Caryn are true professionals & the amount of time & energy they put into this assembly was phenomenal. The children of all age groups were attentive, excited & learned a great deal! We were so happy that she was here!
Lisa Sebastiani, Music Teacher 856-232-1290
Inglewood Elementary, North Wales, PA
We really enjoyed having you at Inglewood, and my students couldn't stop talking about your performance! Thanks again for being such an inspiration! I hope to work with you again in the future.
Krista Feliciani, Music Teacher 215-368-2992.
Ebb Valley Elementary, Manchester, MD
Everyone LOVED the show!!! I got so much positive feedback. “It tied into S.T.E.M. perfectly” and “the music was amazing!” I’m so happy we got a chance to have you come down and perform. It was great meeting you too and we’d love to have you come down again J Thanks for everything!
Joe Meerdter Music Teacher 410-386-1550
West Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford, CT
Caryn, you've got a great show! I got very positive feedback from the teachers, who said that the students, k-5 just loved it. It had a wonderful mix of facts & fun.
Andrew Mayo, Supervisor, Dept. of Fine and Performing Arts 860-561-6629
Special Education Schools
Wyncote Academy, Melrose Park, PA MS/High School, Students who learn differently
I loved her and the performance!
Christina Ewan, Middle School Teacher
That was the best assembly yet! The presenter was excellent with the kids.
Josh Bornstein, High School Math Teacher and School Disciplinarian
She was great!
Lauren Londoner, School Counselor
Kerry Leraris, Head of School
The Woodhall School, Bethlehem, CT
Endless thanks again for an AMAZING show today! Got LOTS of boys still talking about it and loving it all.
Vince B. Vincent, Dean/ Music & Modern Languages Teacher
Green Tree School Ages 5-21 Autism Spectrum Disorder & Severe Emotional Disability Phila. PA
It was great to have you here, your program was really just perfect for our kids. They loved it! I enjoyed it very much as well.
Deanna Villagran MusicTherapist 215-866-0200, ext. 403
Chester County Learning Center High School Coatesville, PA
Caryn was FABULOUS! I have to tell you this was the first assembly we've had as a whole building (my kids have significant behavioral issues) and they were silent! Absolutely attentive to her presentation. It was honestly heartwarming.
Kristin Gallahan-Principal 610-384-6030
Atlantic County Special Services Ages 3-21 Mays Landing, NJ
Thanks for a divine, perfect performance for the 4th time!
Bridget Chiappini,Teacher 609-625-5663
Rock Creek School Ages3-21 Frederick, MD
The students and staff loved your performance! Thank you so much for sharing your extraordinary talents with us once again!
Janet Fox, Teacher 240-236-8700
The Davidson School Ages 3-21 Media, PA
The students and staff both loved the assembly! Caryn easily adapted to our request of not having too much talking. She kept the audience engaged throughout the assembly with live music, instruction through demonstrations, and lots of student involvement. It was great! Thanks,
Jon Blasucci Music Teacher 610-891-2277 (Classroom)
Hillside School Ages k-8 Macungie, PA
The teachers expressed how much they and each of their students enjoyed everything. Involvement with the audience is a sure strength in your talents. Your empathy concerning bullying and your strong 'can-do' message spoke volumes. Your presentation was amazing - even better than I remembered. The visuals on the screen were a great addition! Thanks again for making the journey to Hillside - we LOVED it!!
Barb Hornberger, Art Teacher 610-745-6888