Sydney attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Music Education at The Hartt School in Hartford, and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Houston. Sydney is certified in Preschool and Elementary church music programs and has taught elementary music and Kindermusik in Connecticut and New York public schools. Sydney has served as Children’s Music Director in churches in Texas and Connecticut, where small children’s choirs blossomed into large programs with her leadership. Sydney is a renowned soprano and returns from the summer singing with an opera company in San Diego. She is a pedagogue and enjoys teaching voice and piano to all ages.