Lynn is a graduate of Leeds University, where she was awarded the Frank Toothill Memorial Prize for Music. She has worked extensively in music education teaching, in various capacities, in schools in Leeds and serving, for many years, as Chair of Examiners for Music at Advanced Level for a major examining board. From 2001 - 2006 she was responsible for running the secondary music PGCE course at the University of Leeds. She still teaches part-time at Rishworth School in Calderdale.
Throughout her career she has always been involved in vocal and choral work. Highlights include commissioning and conducting new works such as Robin Walker’s chamber opera Odysseus and Penelope for Lawnswood School and Geoffrey Kinder’s The Seven Ages of Man for Halifax Young Singers, forming the City of Leeds Youth Choir, and taking Opus 44, a female voice chamber choir which she conducted for twelve years, to considerable success in national competitions. She has conducted community choirs, run choral courses for both singers and conductors and adjudicated at music festivals in the Yorkshire area. She is a director of Harrogate Festival Choral Course, Music Director of Halifax Young Singers, and also conducts the community choir, CSI: Halifax.