Lynnette M. Cartagena began her music studies at the age of 7 in the choir of her school Colegio San Luis Rey. At 9, she became a violin student of Prof. Henry Hutchinson at the Children’s String Program in the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. At the same time she took piano lessons with Profa. Luz Hutchinson.
Lynnette M. Cartagena obtains her bachelor degree in violin performance with the renowned violin professor José (Pepito) Figueroa. At the same time, Lynnette obtains her second bachelor degree in Bussiness Administration with a concentration in Computer Science from the University of Puerto Rico.
In 1996, Cartagena is selected to be part of the first violin section of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Today, she is the director of the Escuela Puertorriqueña para la Música-the first music school in the island specialized in the Suzuki Method and Kindermusik.