Kaeylea B. VanKeith
Kaeylea B. VanKeith has extensive training and experience as both a teacher and performer. As the only Certified Master Trainer of Estill Voice Training in Ireland, Kaeylea is sought after as a singing teacher, vocal coach and workshop presenter. Kaeylea earned a B.Mus (Hons) in performance at the prestigious Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and continued her studies as a post-graduate student at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and in the Masters program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Kaeylea also trained in the Conservatory program at The Acting Studio in Hollywood, Florida.
Kaeylea has considerable performance experience of more than 20 years in concert halls, including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, as well as in musical theatre, folk music and with big bands throughout the United States, as well as internationally.
As a singing teacher, Kaeylea achieved Estill Master Trainer (EMT) status after comprehensive training under the mentorship of Licensed Vanguard Mentor & Course Instructor Anne-Marie Speed in London. The Estill Model provides a clear understanding of vocal function and is the standard for Voice Training in the top Musical Theatre training colleges in the UK and America, on West End and Broadway stages, as well as in recording studios with pop & rock artists.
In addition to her busy private teaching studio, Kaeylea has worked as a vocal consultant for artists on Universal Records, Warner Music and Island records as well as for numerous independent artists, labels and songwriters. In 2016 & 2018 she was a vocal coach for the Eurovision Song Contest.
As a singer-songwriter Kaeylea was awarded a B.E.A.M grant – Benefiting Emerging Artists in Music - from Jim Beam whiskey and has been heard on radio and television, including National Public Radio, National Public Television and the Discovery Channel. Kaeylea is also an accomplished clarinetist, frequent piano accompanist, as well as a composer & arranger.
Kaeylea is composer/lyricist of “Sisters!” - A New Irish Musical, with book/lyrics by Tracy Ryan. “Sisters!” was a winner of the Musical Theatre Initiative at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, 2017 and 2018 “Sisters!” also received workshop performances in Florence, Italy and in Maynooth & Dublin, Ireland.
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