NYVC Welcomes Kacey Velazquez!
Posted Monday, May 3rd 2021 by Meredith Davis
Joining the ranks of New York Vocal Coaching will be Kacey Velazquez, our new Associate Vocal Instructor. Get to know about Kacey and her love of music below!
What are the main differences between New York and Nashville?
“In Nashville, there’s a very clear sense of community. It’s very easy to get connected. Big city but small town-feel! It’s known for blocks upon blocks of music venues, so it is truly music city. It’s made for songwriters! In New York City, it wasn’t always as easy to make those connections. “
When did you discover Justin and the NYVC Voice Teacher Training program?
“I came upon the program in 2017 when I wanted to explore my passion for vocal coaching even more. Being from New York, I had already heard of it’s wonderful reputation.”
“It was so great to hear that NYVC offered teacher training. It just checked all the boxes!”
Compared to your past music education, what was different about VTT?
“It truly teaches you how to be a good teacher. In college, you can learn all the pedagogy and technique you want. But to learn how to be a good teacher is important. And Justin comes at it from a spiritual angle. That made it special and unique.”
What excites you most about joining the NYVC team?
“I’m just thrilled to be a part of a community of passionate vocal coaches who truly love singing. Being around teachers and students that have immersed themselves in their craft and love their work is very exciting.”
And we’re excited to have you join us Kacey! Welcome aboard!
• Ms Kacey Velazquez, Associate Instructor at NYVC – Monday, April 12th 2021
Meredith is the Studio Manager at New York Vocal Coaching, as well as an experienced actor, director, and choreographer. She served as the director of Musical Theatre for the North Carolina Young Artists Program. During the summer of 2011, 2012 and 2013, NCYAP traveled internationally to Bulgaria and Italy to perform her works. She has also worked as the Assistant to the Producer of North Carolina Theatre where she maintained the daily workings of every production throughout the spring season of 2013.
NYVC Artist Spotlight: Isa Marina
Isa Marina is a New York based artist who's making waves in Latin Pop and R&B music. She recently sat down for an interview with NYVC's Kacey Velazquez to talk about her background, her new singles, "Down" and "Paid Up," and what's next for the burgeoning star.
Before I became a professional music director, I had every intention of becoming a musical theatre performer. I studied four years at the prestigious Musical Theatre program at the University of Michigan, then, as was expected, pursued the life of an actor here in New York. But somewhere along the way, I made a turn and didn't quite end up where I'd planned...
Ego Reads. Humility breeds.
In my absence from chronicling my thoughts from a music director/coach perspective, I have seen some brilliant performances that have given me pause; performances that made me stop and think, “How is something so...