Lynda DeFuria is a Las Vegas raised, New York based singer, songwriter, actress, and educator. Whether it’s her heartfelt and quirky, piano driven pop/rock songwriting, powerhouse vocals, electric stage presence, or passion and ability to help others explore the arts, Lynda will captivate your ear and your heart.

From a young age, Lynda was delighting her family with sold-out living room renditions of Barney’s “Me and My Best Teddy Bear” and “Over the Rainbow.” Since her living room concerts, she has graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and paved the way for opportunities to perform at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, in Top 40 bands on cruise ships around the world, New York’s The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall, and on national TV's Showtime at the Apollo (where she didn’t booed off stage!)

A songwriter and storyteller, Lynda has released two self written and produced albums, and was awarded the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship for her original song “Where You Stand” off of her debut EP, Alive. Her most recent release, Ticking Clocks, blends singsongy pop hooks and “confessionally honest, but relatable lyrics” with soaring vocals to “paint aural landscapes of acceptance, love, the unseen, belief, and hope.”

As an actress, Lynda has originated roles in various musical theatre readings and workshops, performed in the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), New York Fringe Festival, and has appeared Off-Broadway. In addition to her songwriting and Broadway dreams pursuits, Lynda takes great joy in helping others cultivate their creativity and craft by working as a private voice teacher, and teaching artist for voice, songwriting, and drama in public schools. Lynda merges together her musical theatre, pop songwriting, and education worlds by composing original musicals, both inspired and performed by middle school age students in New York City. Because Lynda is a wearer of many artistic hats, she is also available for voice over, demo/jingle sessions, and cover/wedding band work.

Lynda currently lives in Harlem where she has become an expert at quickly weaving through crowds, a big fan of bagels and lox, and everyday becomes more and more inspired to tell stories through art about what she sees and feels.