Our Team

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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.


Casey Miko: Voice, Musical Theater Performance, and Audition Prep Coach

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. 


Katelyn Wilson: Voice, Musical Theater Performance, and Audition Prep Coach

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.


Shayna Leigh: Singer, Songwriter, and Mindset Coach

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.


Maggie Hollinbeck: Performance and Mindset Coach

 Maggie is a performance and mindset coach, drawing from over 30 years of experience as an actress, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and director. She’s toured North America twice with the 1st national tours of Once and the 20th anniversary Broadway revival of Annie, and has been seen in regional theatres across the country as well as in NYC, where she recently made her Off-Broadway debut. As a contemporary recording artist, Maggie has performed in clubs across America from the Crooked Bar in LA to the Bitter End in NYC. She’s released two full-length albums and has a third due for release in late 2018. For more information about her work please visit www.maggiehollinbeck.com. 


Anna Luther: Singer, Songwriter, and Vocal Coach

MMVS student turned coach, Anna Luther has had the opportunity to develop her skills as a part of the Mastermind and Mastermind Graduate program. A singer/songwriter with a BS in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Tech, she is now thrilled to be joining MMVS as a vocal coach. Anna studied classical, musical theater, and contemporary voice for over 10 years. She was the music director for Mixed Emotions A Cappella at Virginia Tech and arranged, directed, and helped produce two albums during her time there. Over the course of her college career she discovered her passion for contemporary songwriting, and has now written, produced, and released multiple originals on all platforms.


Marianna Vagnini: Vocal Coach

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!


Jess Tyler: Coordinator, Photographer, and Graphic Designer

Jess Tyler is a coordinator, photographer, and graphic designer residing in Binghamton, NY. She’s always dreamed of working in music, and got her start in the industry by designing album artwork for friends and photographing local shows. Before graduating from SUNY Oneonta with a B.A. in Digital Art, Jess held the position of graphic designer and public relations chair for the university’s Music Industry Club.

Post-graduation, she spent a year as a photojournalist for Business Insider before making the decision to freelance full-time, eventually crossing paths with Melissa and finding her place as the coordinator for the Music Career Mastermind program.

You can check out more of what she does at jessicatylercreative.com.