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Rita Larkin began her private teaching career in 1996 and joined the faculty of the Northern Kentucky University’s Music Preparatory Department in the fall of 2009. In addition to a full schedule of private students, Ms. Larkin also is a regular soloist with Holy Cross Church in Latonia, a member of the Kentucky Symphony Chorale, and a volunteer at Scott High School.

Several vocal students of Ms. Larkin have attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts over the past 10 years, and several have continued their musical studies at the college level at University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, NKU and Centre College, in both voice and musical theatre/theatre. Her studio includes students ranging in age from 10 to “over 60” and she welcomes the adults who wish to pursue music as a means of personal enrichment and mental stimulation.

Studio activities include an annual recital in the spring, and multiple performance and competition opportunities throughout the year.

“Music is a life skill. If we learn it young, it is with us forever. I believe that a healthy vocal technique will allow students to ultimately choose their own style and will allow them the flexibility to continue in whatever genre they choose.”


  • Master of Music – CCM – University of Cincinnati - Vocal performance
  • Post graduate studies at Indiana University – Vocal Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and German from Ft Wright College in Spokane, Washington

Professional Affiliations

  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
  • Kentucky Music Teachers Association, (KMTA), currently Vocal Chair
  • Northern Kentucky Music Teachers Association (NKMTA)—has served as President and Treasurer
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Prior Performance Experience

  • Cincinnati Opera – Chorus
  • Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble
  • Whitewater Opera Company
Rita Larkin

Rita Larkin, M.M.

Instructor of Voice

Limited to age 13+, adults welcome

Phone: 859-356-3275 or 859-802-6782