Melissa Mulligan, Owner
Melissa Mulligan has been coaching singers, musicians and songwriters for more than a decade. She works as the vocal coach for professional recording artists such as AJR, Hailey Knox, New Found Glory, Ellie DeSautels (from NBC's Rise) and many more, and currently serves as a vocal consultant for major labels and music industry professionals. Her students have signed to major record labels, toured the world, won platinum and gold records, performed on all the late night and day time talk shows, and entered prestigious music schools such as Berklee College of Music and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU.
Mike Mangini, Producer, Mentor
Michael Mangini is a two time Grammy-winning and multi platinum-selling producer, songwriter, and musician. Mike has worked with The Jonas Brothers, Joss Stone, David Byrne, Digable Planet, The Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Bruce Hornsby, Smash Mouth, Dionne Warwick, Five for Fighting, The Baha Men, Andy Grammer, AJR, Grace Weber, Diane Birch, Jillette Johnson, Hailey Knox, Elise LeGrow, Jackie Evancho, and many more in his 30+ years of successful work in this rapidly changing industry.
Coley O'Toole, Songwriter
Coley O’Toole is an accomplished songwriter/multi instrumentalist and has been performing in bands for two decades. Most notably, he is a member of the multi-platinum selling rock group We The Kings. In 2014 he produced their first full length acoustic album “Stripped.” He is also a contributing writer and founding member of the americana rock outfit Smoke Signals whose songs have been featured in hit television shows such as ABC’s “Parenthood” and the Showtime original series “Weeds.”
Production and Songwriting Coach Skip Glogan is the producer, writer, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist for his band Almost July, as well as a producer, co-writer and engineer for several others. He has been working with Melissa for more than five years and has been personally trained and mentored in production by Grammy-winner Mike Mangini, learning the ropes and learning to love the process! He worked with Melissa to design a holistic program specifically for students who want to write, release professional recordings, play in bands, collaborate, expand their music theory knowledge and improve their playing ability.
Katelyn Wilson is a Connecticut native who has been studying voice for 12 years. She first found her love for singing when she started studying with Melissa Mulligan and soon became an “MMVSer.” Katelyn then went on to study music and performance at Manhattanville College where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre. Katelyn coaches voice, musical theatre performance, as well as audition prep.
Casey Miko is a New York City based coach and performer. She is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a BA in Musical Theatre. Casey coaches Voice, Musical Theater Performance, and Audition Prep . Casey has studied voice for over 13 years with professionals in the world of musical theater & opera as well as rock recording artists. She has worked at highly respected theaters in and outside of the US.
Shayna Leigh is a New York City based singer/songwriter. She released her debut album "Drive" on Universal S-Curve in 2015 and is currently in the process of releasing her new EP "Disaster Artist." Shayna extensively studied both acting and musical theatre , earning a BFA in drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Shayna loves sharing her knowledge of how to navigate the ever changing landscape of the music industry.
Chris is a New York-based singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist. Chris attended NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in 2013. In addition to helping write and arrange songs, Chris teaches how to produce music in various computer programs. He's passionate about the idea of the self-reliant artist, able to master every step of the music-making process, from writing your first song to mixing your own album. .
Acting, Mindset and Performance Coach Maggie Hollinbeck is a seasoned veteran of musical, classical, and contemporary theatre. Maggie is best known for her warm, maternal roles (Baruška, Once; and Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods), although she has also wowed audiences in more intense roles such as Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Barbara Fordham in August: Osage County, and Harper Pitt in Angels in America Part I. She has originated roles in several new musicals, including the role of Miss Glendine in the Off-Broadway Grateful Dead musical, Red Roses, Green Gold.
Vocal Coach, Conductor and Choral Director Marianna Vagnini has been working as a vocal coach for over 30 years. Many of Marianna’s students have attended and graduated from a variety of music schools including Juilliard, Manhattan College, Berklee School of Music, Yale University, NYU Tisch, SUNY Purchase, Marymount Manhattan, and many more. Some of her students have gone on to perform on Broadway and opera houses throughout the United States. One of her former students is Melissa Mulligan, owner of MMVS and the Music Career Mastermind!