Jacqueline R. Lynaugh is a professional musician and storyteller as well as a private music instructor. She is also a National Board Certified Clinical Musician for hospitals, senior communities, assisted living and convalescent homes.
Jacqueline grew up studying music; playing in quartets and for local symphonies and Operas and light Operas in New Jersey. She also studied literature and theatre and found a way to use all three by incorporating music into folklore for solo presentations with guitar and traditional wire strung harp. After moving to the Bay Area she did an acting apprenticeship with what is now California Shakespeare Company and has done small regional theatre.
Jacqueline has worked for San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, Fort Mason Center for the Arts Young Performers’ Theatre, Oakland Park and Recreation Department, LEAP Artist in the Schools Program, Hayward and San Leandro Senior Community Centers and toured many schools, day camps, festivals and local events with her storytelling and music programs. She can often be found at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland where she performs in costume. (Please see performer page).
Jacqueline has been a member of the Storytelling Association of Alta California, where she served on the Bay Area Storytelling Festival Committee. She is past president of the Bay Area Folk Harp Society, a current member of Harpers Hall Music and Culinary Society, the Historical Harp Society of Ireland, The Clarsach Society Wire Branch in Scotland, and she belongs to Music Partners in Healthcare, which is an organization that oversees music in the Kaiser Hospitals of Northern California.