Melissa Mulligan has been coaching singers 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 may 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.
Melissa is a popular speaker and workshop facilitator at locations across the country, including Yale University's School of Music in New Haven, CT and the VocalizeU Artist Development Retreat in California. She also runs the very popular Facebook group, Raising Musical Teens, which offers free live Q&As for parents and young adults on this crazy music industry path.
A singer/songwriter who took her first voice lesson at the age of nine, Melissa has studied voice her entire life. Melissa’s work as an independent recording artist introduced her to vocal coaches of varying styles and methods in New York, Nashville and LA. This is when Melissa began to form her own ideas about what an individualized vocal program would look like for contemporary professional and aspiring singers. Combining the fundamentals of vocal technique with elements of musicality, mindset, music business, performance prep and creative writing, Melissa creates a program for each of her students that meets them where they are today and helps them get where they’d like to go.